alone in the bedEtiology

Some research suggests that failure to achieve an orgasm for women is related to intimacy issues, feelings of fear and anxiety, and a sense of not being safe within the intimate relationship or relationships in general.

Symptoms

Delay of orgasm following normal excitement and sexual activity. Due to the widely varied sexual response in women, it must be judged by a clinician to be significant taking into account the person’s age and situation. The condition is persistent or occurs frequently and causes significant distress. Is not a direct effect of substance use.

Treatment

Typical treatment would involve discovering and resolving underlying conflict or life difficulties.

Prognosis

Very good. Especially if the underlying issues are addressed and worked through.