Facts about Sex and Orgasmic Dysfunction

What is Orgasmic Dysfunction?

Orgasmic dysfunction, also known as anorgasmia, is a condition that entails difficulty in reaching orgasm even while sexually aroused with sufficient sexual stimulation. Orgasmic dysfunction is more common in females than in males.
The above was discussed with the assumption that we’re all on the same page on what orgasms are.

Maybe we should ask:

What are Orgasms?

They are intense feelings of release during sexual stimulation. They vary in duration, frequency, and intensity. Orgasms can occur with little sexual stimulation, but sometimes, some degree of stimulation is needed.

What Causes Orgasmic Dysfunction?

It can be somewhat taking to determine the underlying cause of orgasmic dysfunction. Its causes may be due to physical, emotional, or psychological factors.

Here are some of its Common Causes

  • Age
  • Medical conditions
  • Gynecological surgeries
  • Medications
  • Cultural or religious beliefs
  • Shyness
  • Discomfort
  • Guilt
  • History of sexual abuse
  • Unstable mental health
  • Stress
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship issues

What are its Symptoms?

The main symptom of orgasmic dysfunction is the inability to achieve sexual climax.

Other Symptoms

  • Unsatisfying orgasms
  • Delayed climax

Are there Types of Orgasmic Dysfunction?

Yes, four of them. What are they?

Primary Anorgasmia

A condition in which one has never had an orgasm.

Secondary Anorgasmia

Difficulty reaching orgasm, even though it has once been achieved.

Situational Anorgasmia

This is the most common type of orgasmic dysfunction. It occurs when one can only orgasm during specific situations, such as during masturbation or oral sex.

General Anorgasmia

This is an inability to achieve orgasm under any circumstances, even while highly aroused and sexual stimulation is on the rise.

Anything on Diagnosis?

Considering the types of orgasmic dysfunction stated, affected persons might need to see a doctor who will ask questions about their sexual history and carry out some examinations. Responses and results of examinations can reveal the underlying cause(s) of orgasmic dysfunction, then a gynecologist may need to do a follow-up exam. Then treatments can be prescribed.

How is Orgasmic Dysfunction Treated?

Treatment is determined by the cause of the condition. Here’s a list of possible treatments, depending on the nature of the condition.

  • Treat underlying medical conditions that may be the cause of the problem.
  • Take antidepressant medications.
  • Undergo Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or sex therapy.
  • Increase clitoral stimulation during masturbation and sexual intercourse.
  • Counseling
  • Estrogen hormone therapy
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Arousal oils

Some Orgasm Facts


  • That spark or jolt up your spine that you sometimes feel when aroused is the pudendal nerve, which connects the penis/clitoris to the brain.
  • The penis and clitoris, are homologous, that is, they form from the same tissue in a developing embryo.
  • The area of the brain that gets stimulated during heroin intake for addicts is the same as the area of the brain that orgasms stimulate for men.
  • Reports from as early as 2968 B.C. prove that men did have multiple orgasms, a phenomenon more commonly associated with women.
  • A person’s inability to reach orgasm is called anorgasmia, literally meaning “lack of orgasm”.
  • The average man needs 2–10 minutes to climax.
  • The average woman needs 20 minutes to climax.
  • Some women, surprisingly, have been reported to climax with merely 30 seconds of masturbation.
  • Some women orgasm during childbirth.
  • People have reported orgasming from simply thinking about orgasming.
  • People who have had sex reassignment surgery have stimulated orgasms.
  • The reason that sometimes a person looks like they’re in pain when they’re orgasming is that two of the brain regions that are activated by pain are also activated during orgasm.
  • Orgasms relieve pain for about ten minutes after climax.
  • Transudation is the process of vaginal lubricant moving from the blood capillaries to coat the vaginal canal, colloquially known as a woman getting wet.
  • If a woman feels insecure about her relationship, she is less likely to orgasm.
  • The first written mention of female ejaculation is by Aristotle.
  • Women and men with spinal cord injuries can experience orgasm when a partner stimulates the hypersensitive skin around their injury.
  • A man can ejaculate without an erection.
  • In Egyptian folklore, the world was created when the god Atum masturbated.
  • Medieval writers called pre-ejaculate “the distillate of love”.
  • An orgasm involves practically every body system, even though it’s primarily felt in the brain.
  • People have been using sex toys for orgasm for centuries.
  • An orgasm by itself only burns 2–3 calories, but you can burn up to 50 calories during foreplay and intercourse.
  • To encourage people to talk about masturbation without feeling embarrassed, the San Francisco Center for Sex and Culture holds a Masturbate-A-Thon each year.
  • Clitoral hood piercings don’t have any negative impact on orgasm.
  • Circumcision doesn’t negatively affect a man’s ability to achieve orgasm, however, foreskin leads to increased duration.
  • When a person achieves climax, the areas of the brain that process fear and vigilance shut down.
  • A report says about 15–20% of American women have never orgasmed.

Interesting Sex Facts


  • Heavier men last longer in bed.
  • Sex cures headaches and migraines.
  • Sperm contains proteins that have the same anti-wrinkle effect as moisturizers
  • Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
  • Some people experience arousal when eating delicious food as when having sex.
  • Good sex triggers the region of the brain that’s associated with falling in love.
  • People who have sex about twice a week have a stronger immune system.
  • People who have sex about three times per week look four to seven years younger.
  • Twenty minutes of exercise before having Oral Sex, HPV, and Throat Cancer: Way Forward?sex improves sexual response.
  • When you lie on top of your husband naked for a bit (skin-on-skin contact), your body will flood with oxytocin, which is a hormone that makes
  • you feel closer to one another.
  • Women are ten times more sensitive to touch than men are.
  • When a woman experiences orgasm, the area of the brain associated with fear shuts off.
  • Meditating is an effective way to overcome being sexually unsatisfied. It also improves arousal and orgasms.
  • A teaspoon of semen contains 5 calories.
  • A sperm takes one hour to swim seven inches.
  • Avocados are known as the “fruit of the testicle tree” and are believed to have aphrodisiac qualities.
  • Having sex at least once per week can lower a man’s risk of heart disease by 30%, stroke by 50%, and diabetes by 40%.
  • Men with an active sex life are more likely to live past 80 years.
  • Throughout the United States, approximately 4% of the population self-identifies as gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
  • Approximately 1% of people worldwide identify as asexual (having no strong sexual attraction to either sex).
  • The word “clitoris” is Greek for “divine and goddess-like.”
  • Married people are more likely to masturbate than singles.
  • Ithyphallophobia is the fear of having, seeing, or thinking about an erection.
  • The average speed of sperm during ejaculation is 28 mph.
  • The amount of semen produced with each ejaculation is 1-2 teaspoons.
  • The typical man will produce about 14 gallons or 1/2 trillion sperm in his lifetime.
  • The skin is considered to be the largest sex organ, and the brain the most powerful.
  • Outside of the bedroom, the most common place for adults in the U.S. to have sex is the car.
  • Some people are able to orgasm while working out due to repetitious core movement.

Final Words…

Perhaps you feel the same way I felt at the times I learnt these facts. I was amazed. So much to know about sexuality and enough to salvage relationships. Let`s go ahead and educate the world. Do share with others.