What is it because anorgasmia is due?

On August 8, the International Day of Female Orgasm was celebrated, a date that seeks to raise awareness among women about the importance of knowing their bodies and self-exploration to find out what gives each one pleasure.

However, there is currently a large percentage of women with anorgasmia, that is, who are unable to experience orgasm, either due to medical or psychological conditions, or even for cultural reasons.

In Mexico, according to a study carried out in 2020 by the Mexican Institute of Sexology (Inmesex), only 43 percent of Mexican women have experienced an orgasm, while 54.4 percent have never reached ecstasy through self stimulation.

In addition, this condition, which affects 40 percent of women in urban areas, could be doubled in rural areas of the country.

What is anorgasmia and what causes it?
Anorgasmia is a sexual dysfunction disorder characterized by infrequent or complete absence of orgasms after experiencing sexual stimulation and arousal.

There are various factors that can cause anorgasmia, which range from medical or psychological pathologies such as anxiety or depression, to relationship and intimacy problems, as well as inexperience and ignorance of one’s own body because female sexuality has been considered a taboo subject throughout history.

​Symptoms
The main symptom of anorgasmia is the lack of having an orgasm, that is, when after a prolonged time of arousal, the woman does not have this characteristic tingling in the body.

Likewise, female anorgasmia is usually classified as:

  • Permanent: if the person has never felt an orgasm.
  • Acquired: if from a certain moment you begin to experience problems in reaching ecstasy: This may be due to psychological causes, bad experiences or sexual abuse.
  • Circumstantial: if you only have difficulties having orgasms in certain situations or with certain types of stimulation.
  • Generalized: if you always have trouble reaching orgasm, no matter the circumstances. It is recommended to go to a specialist to carry out a physical evaluation that allows us to know if something in the nerves of the pelvic area is causing the anorgasmia or if it is rather a psychological or other type of condition.

Treatment
Although anorgasmia can have multiple causes and therefore the treatments for each case are different, among the most common are psychotherapy, couples therapy, hormonal therapy, directed masturbation and the use of devices for the stimulation of the genitals. .

Experts have also pointed out that one of the ways to avoid this type of dysfunction is to improve sexual education and promote self-exploration of the female body so that it stops being seen as something “bad” or “dirty” and begins to be considered as something natural and even necessary to be able to have a full and satisfying sexual life.

benefits of orgasm
In addition to generating pleasure, the ‘petite mort’, as the French call it, brings great benefits to the body of women, among them are pelvic floor exercise, memory activation, stress reduction, oxygenation of the skin and an improvement in the immune system and blood flow, among others.