Friday, November 27, 2015

I've never had an orgasm before. Is this normal?

I've never had an orgasm before. Is this normal?

I've never had an orgasm before. Is this normal?


I've never had an orgasm before. Is this normal?

Samantha Plasner, DO, a family practitioner at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County.

There is a condition that is known medically as female anorgasm.  There are many causes for this.  The female sexual experience certainly varies from person to person.  Some women experience very intense orgasm and others describe a very mild sensation.  There are women who suffer from primary anorgasmia.  Those women have never experienced an orgasm in spite of sufficient stimulation. 

There are other women who suffer from secondary anorgasmia. The causes of inability to achieve orgasm in women who have previously been able to are varied, and they include, medical conditions,  social circumstances, and side effects of medications.  If you have any concerns than you should speak with your doctor regarding your specific symptoms.

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