Female Orgasm Difficulties

Definition of Female Orgasmic Disorder (FOD)

Female Orgasmic Disorder is defined as delayed or absence of attaining orgasm following sufficient sexual stimulation and arousal, which may cause personal distress. Women who have never reached orgasm through any means are sometimes described as anorgasmic or preorgasmic.

Orgasmic Disorder is a common sexual complaint among women of all ages.

Contributing Factors of Female Orgasmic Disorder

Physical Factors:

  • Damage to nervous system
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Genital changes after menopause
  • Some medications

Psychological Factors:

  • Past sexual traumas
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Anger, resentment
  • Fear of letting go
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spectoring – where a woman is more an observer rather than a participant, which is related to performance anxiety

Sex therapy/counselling for Female Orgasmic Disorder may include some of the following:

  • Addressing Symbolic Issues
  • Psychoeducation
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Anxiety reduction/Relaxation techniques
  • Behavioural exercises

Sexual Health Relationships WA is a confidential counselling service, specialised in sexual health and relationship issues. We offer individual and/or couple’s counselling.

If you are experiencing the above and would like counselling to assist you through this passage please email Raelene info@sexualhealthrelationshipswa.com.au.

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