Male and female reproductive organs have evolved from the same embryonic tissues, so it is not strange that they have similar response to sexual stimulation. Women experience sexual intercourse through four consecutive phases: desire, arousal, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. Female orgasm is defined as a peak of sexual pleasure that changes state of consciousness, and is followed by involuntary contractions of pelvic and other musculature. Although there were many studies, it is not yet clear what actually triggers the orgasm. Imaging techniques show increased activity of some areas of the brain during the orgasm.
Factors that affect ability to achieve orgasm
Most important factors that are supposed to have a strong impact on female orgasmic ability are related to age, education, religion, social state, personality, and relationship issues. Inability to achieve an orgasm is called anorgasmia. Anorgasmia is among the most commonly reported problems related to sexual activity in women. Scientists have found that anorgasmia is more frequent in young women who have little or no sexual experience. There are two types of this disorder: primary or inborn, which is presented in 5-10% of women and secondary which has various causes and is much more frequent.
One study conducted in the US has shown that 43% of interviewed women experienced inability to achieve orgasm related to some non-desirable events in their lives. Problems in family, in the workplace, school, financial problems, as well as taking some drugs can impair the ability to achieve orgasm.
There are many erogenous zones on woman's body, but only the stimulation of clitoris is confirmed to trigger the orgasm alone, without stimulating other zones. Vaginal or anal penetration seems not to be enough to produce the orgasm in most women, so that could be a reason for anorgasmia in young and inexperienced persons who do not yet have the grasp on how to satisfy their partner.
In most cases, the inability to achieve orgasm is not caused by physical disorders. Psychological and behavioral causes are more frequent, so the attention should be focused on fixing relationship problems and building trust and confidence with partner. A little education about erogenous zones and ways to satisfy a partner is certainly needed for both men and women. Marriage counseling can be useful in fixing these problems in married couples. Cognitive behavioral therapydeals with deeper causes of anorgasmia and can help you discover hidden psychological causes of your problem even if you are not aware of them. No drugs were found to date that can help with this issue.
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