For most of us, multiple orgasms sounds like a pretty sweet deal, but for those with Persistent Sexual Arousal Disorder–also known as Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder–it’s just actually torturous.
One girl who recently told her story explained, “It is not pleasurable: you could say it has become a torture. This condition controls your life completely and it is like living a nightmare.” If you don’t believe her, think of it this way: If you had like, 50 orgasms a day, would you get anything done? Would you be able to have a normal relationship?
And also consider something so scary–this started when she was eight years old.
It gets to a point where multiple orgasms–or orgasms at all–stop feeling good and just become a version of pain relief for people with the condition. They stop associating it with pleasure and it just becomes a numbing agent to stop the constant discomfort down there, which one patient described as “an itch you can never scratch.” Additionally, relationships are tough for women with Persistent Sexual Arousal Disorder, because a lot of dudes wind up trying to take advantage of their condition. (You can imagine how.)
And this is a lot different from nymphomania, because the physical arousal occurs without any desire or mental stimulation–like, you won’t be turned on at all. You could be eating Brussels sprouts or taking a calc exam and all of a sudden stuff starts to feel funny down there, without thinking of anything remotely sexy.
And the problem may be bigger than a lot of people think. Because so many women are embarrassed by Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder, a lot of them don’t report it–and a lot of them who do are often dismissed by docs who are just like, “We’d love to stay home and masturbate and have multiple orgasms all day too!”
No one knows exactly what causes Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder, and it starts early in life for some, but other women have found it started with pregnancy. Because it’s so new and because a lot of doctors don’t seem to take it seriously, treatments are varied and don’t always produce results. Sometimes antidepressants help, while hormone therapy, numbing gels and even electroshock therapy have been used.
While a lot more research needs to be done, you can get some helpful info on Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome here.
Have you ever had multiple orgasms as a result of Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome? Do you think Persistent Genital Arousal Syndrome is real? Tell us in the comments!