Print Overview Anorgasmia is the medical term for regular difficulty reaching orgasm after ample sexual stimulation. The lack of orgasms distresses you or interferes with your relationship with your partner. Orgasms vary in intensity, and women vary in the frequency of their orgasms and the amount of stimulation needed to trigger an orgasm. Most women require some degree of direct or indirect clitoral stimulation and don't climax from penetration alone.
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Negative body image Poor communication Physical causes are more likely if an orgasm problem develops suddenly, while psychological causes are more common in long-term or life-long orgasm problems. Painful orgasms may be caused by certain medical conditions or changes in body structure or function. These include painful uterine contractions occurring in the last 6 weeks of pregnancy or as a result of an ill-fitting intrauterine device IUD , and increased tone of the pelvic floor muscles seen in conditions which affect the nerves e. Orgasm problems can affect women of any age.
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The inability to orgasm can lead to distress, which may make it even harder to achieve orgasm in the future. The main symptom of orgasmic dysfunction is the inability to achieve sexual climax. Other symptoms include having unsatisfying orgasms and taking longer than normal to reach climax.