Orgasmic Disorder or Sexual Pains

Sean Decker

Orgasm or Sexual Pain Disorder

Females can acquire female orgasmic disorder, or anorgasmia, experience markedly reduced intensity of orgasms, or delay or absence of orgasm, after having reached the excitement phase of the sexual response cycle in at least 75 percent of sexual encounters. Female orgasmic disorder can either be acquired or lifelong (Nolen-Hoeksema, 2014)

The most common form of orgasmic disorder in males is early or premature ejaculation. Men with this disorder persistently ejaculate with minimal sexual stimulation before they wish to ejaculate again. The DSM-5 specifies that, in order to receive this diagnosis, a man must ejaculate within 1 min of penetration in partnered sexual activity and before the man wishes it on 75 percent of occasions over a period of at least 6 months (Nolen-Hoeksema, 2014).


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Sean Decker

Medical Center for Sexual Pleasure