Female orgasmic disorder relates to the persistent inability of a woman to get an orgasm even after availing adequate sexual arousal. It is the condition of ‘inhibited sexual pleasure’. The root cause behind this disorder can be physiological and psychological in nature.
It can also be a symptom of more serious mental disorder. Personal distress or strains within the marital relationship can also prevent a woman from enjoying sex with her partner.
Normally, the blood vessels present in the pelvic area of a sexually excited woman expand resulting in increased blood flow into the genital areas. As the mounted internal tension gets released slowly, pleasurable rhythmic contractions are formed. These movements lead to orgasm.
Orgasms vary in severity, duration and frequency from one woman to another. In case of women suffering from orgasmic disorder, sexual arousal and the resultant lubrication do occur.
The body tension is also found to reach an elevated level. But, she fails in reaching the stage of sexual climax and the mounted tension does not get released comfortably. This inability in attaining sexual pleasure often leads to mental strains, anger and frustration. This problem often gets mirrored in the warmth of the relationship shared by the couple.
Physiological causes of this disorder are many. A woman might fail to attain orgasm as a consequence of damage done to blood vessels or nerves of the pelvic region. Spinal cord lesions also lead to this irregularity. Removal of the clitoris is yet another reason. Female orgasmic disorder is also likely as an aftereffect of certain medications or illicit substance abuse.
The major psychological causes of this sexual irregularity is past sexual abuse or some other traumatic sexual experience. Emotional abuse, mental dislike towards the partner, self-image problems, stress, mental disorders such as depression etc are some other reasons that prevent a woman from attaining orgasm. This disorder is more likely to have a psychological cause than a physiological one.