Having trouble achieving orgasm? Not only are you not alone, but there are many reasons why you might be suffering from FOD.
Emotional trauma or Sexual or Physical Abuse
There is no doubt that women with a history of abuse are at greater risk for all sorts of emotional and physical problems—especially depression and anxiety—that can negatively impact their sex lives.
Medications, Alcohol and Surgery
Excessive amounts of alcohol, blood pressure medications, antidepressants know as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, anti-anxiety medications and sedatives can delay or impede orgasm. Severed pelvic nerves, as a result of surgery or childbirth, can inhibit the engorgement of the genitals—a precondition for building to a climax.
You simply can't talk about orgasm without mentioning sexual techniques. Making love is not something we are born knowing; we have to learn how to give and receive sexual stimulation and satisfaction. Due to a variety of reasons—cultural, religious and personal—some women are uncomfortable discussing and exploring the sexual techniques that might bring on or intensify an orgasm.
Pelvic Floor Prolapse
This condition occurs when the muscles that support your pelvic organs weaken and loosen. Prolapse can result from childbirth, aging, surgery and spinal cord injury.
Printed from Oprah.com on Sunday, March 16, 2014
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