What is anoregasmia or orgasmic dysfunction?

What is anoregasmia or orgasmic dysfunction?

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The term anorgasmia or orgasmic dysfunction, refers to the difficulty or inability to reach orgasm in sexual intercourse

Is about one of the most common dysfunctions in women.

Types of anorgasmia

Different types of anorgasmias can be considered:

Primary anorgasmia

It refers to people who have never managed to have an orgasm.

Secondary anorgasmia

It mainly describes those individuals who, having experienced it before at some time, are currently unable to achieve it again.

Situational anorgasmia

This case refers to those people who fail to reach orgasm in certain situations or conditions (for example, they can reach orgasm when they masturbate, but not in relationships, or they can reach orgasm with a sexual partner, but not with other).

A specific type of this situational anorgasmia is called coital anorgasmia, which refers to people who are unable to achieve orgasm during intercourse, but if they get it with other types of sexual activity (caresses, direct clitoral stimulation, masturbation… ).

Finally, the category of accidental angiogasmia, which refers to those who have experienced orgasms in different types of sexual activity, but infrequently.

It is relatively common for a woman don't reach orgasm in all relationships, especially if the only stimulation they receive is that coming from intercourse.

Etiology of anorgasmia in women

There are the following causes for female anorgasmia:


Because orgasm is a reflection, any alteration or damage to the muscles or nervous structures that are located in the clitoris and / or in the vagina, prevent the transmission of information to the brain. This may be caused by infectious, sexually transmitted or chronic diseases, the consumption of some medications, alcohol and / or drugs or by blows or trauma. However, cases of anorgasmia for these reasons are a minimum percentage. But there are also other reasons, vaginal lubrication that is achieved naturally with arousal is an important factor in penile penetration. If this is deficient, the penetration is extremely painful and if it is excessive in addition to being also painful, it can prevent the internal rubbing of the clitoris and thus not give orgasm. Other women experience muscle contractions that do not allow them to be penetrated and also promote anxiety, the feeling of being violated. This can also cause pain in the penis.


Among which stands out the anxiety related to the reach of orgasm, not so much for personal pleasure, but for the fulfillment and satisfaction of the couple, which makes the relationship very tense, inhibiting the possibility of orgasm.


The inhibition of orgasm, has a lot to do with "feelings of guilt", since in general the Sex education that is given to women is negative in relation to body knowledge, to their enjoyment, to his palpation and to find the point that is capable of generating it and that is the clitoris, which is hidden in the genitals, which does not happen in the case of men. This aspect is also reinforced by the idea of ​​many men who qualify "their women" as "indecent" if they manifest some kind of pleasure and much more if they manage to reach orgasm.

As a couple

Especially when there is no compatibility of tastes, when women are "used" for the satisfaction of men. When he is limited to express what he feels, wants, likes and dislikes, when pressed to have relationships when he doesn't want to and when your partner does not know how you can take her to this moment and is dedicated only to her personal satisfaction and when the judgment towards her is "immoral", when she tries to take the initiative or expose her wishes.


Regardless of whether the above reasons are grounds alone enough to cause an anorgasmia. There are also reasons that are totally personal and that have to do with: the personality, the low self-esteem, insecurity, fear, proper interpretation of morality, sexual background, sexual preferences or denial of pleasure as autocastigo, among other.