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Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder

Orgasms: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Achieving an orgasm is a hot topic. Women want more, are faking it, and are looking for ways to make it easier and more enjoyable. Can you imagine what it's like to have too many orgasms then, as in 100 to 200 a day? This condition is known as persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD) or persistent sexual arousal syndrome (PSAS) and can leave the affected woman in a state of arousal for hours, days, even weeks at a time. Brought on by environmental changes like cold air, vibrations from music, scents, or even a hug, one symptom of PGAD are spontaneous orgasms — ranging from the mild to a fullout screamfest. And unlike the orgasms shared with our partners, the effects of the condition are rarely associated with any feelings of sexual desire.

The idea of spontaneous orgasms may sound welcoming to some women, but given the invasive nature of PGAD, it's extremely embarrassing and difficult for those who live with it. To shed some light, Grey's Anatomy dramatized the condition on an episode, which you can see here.


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zeze zeze 7 years
ugh, lets not get dramatic! I know there are some physical reactions...but enough to interfere with life? Like I said, I understand how this gets painful for women who have orgasms...but Fit mentioned this doesn't happen to most, most suffer from feeling aroused all the time for no reason. Besides lubrication, what other physiological factors are there that would be so bad as to interfere with daily life? It is not like a man having to walk around with a hard-on...and all the pain that comes with that.
TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
this sounds awesome
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I used to know a girl who rode on an equestrian team with me and she had problems with having orgasms every time she rode a horse. (I'm not making light of this - I swear). She wanted to go professional but it interfered with her conformation too much.
zeze zeze 7 years
I'm not really sure what it means to be in a constant state of arousal. (I understand the pain from the contractions the comments mentioned) but how can it be irritating to be in a constant state of fact how is that possible at all when you are saying this has nothing to do with desire. I mean we are women, so there isn't really a physical effect connected to arousal as opposed to a man, right?
biarose biarose 7 years
This is one of those situations where I could imagine someone telling their friend that they had this disorder and their friend replying with 'lucky you', 'I wish I had PGAD' or something equally ignorant!
roseate roseate 7 years
dressyouup, I would see a doctor. There may be something he or she can do to help you. Doctors see all sorts of "embarrassing" conditions; they won't be judging you. They will know that you did not choose to have this condition.
LadyMaverick LadyMaverick 7 years
I've almost had orgasms from having to pee really badly...can't say I hate it, actually.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I've never had anything this intense, but sometimes after I get a Brazilian, I get "aroused" when I'm driving my car. So annoying, but it would be a lot worse if it happened 100 times a day.
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