How to Treat Female Anorgasmia

In the great majority of cases, female anorgasmia can be fixed, as it has to do with psychological issues that can be professionally treated and resolved.
How to Treat Female Anorgasmia

Last update: 26 May, 2022

Female anorgasmia is one of the most common sexual dysfunctions in women, along with a lack of sex drive.

Anorgasmia is the inability to achieve orgasm despite previous stimulation and feeling desire and excitement during sexual relations.

Its main causes are psychological, although injuries in the genital area and poor lifestyle habits cause a small percentage of cases.

While some have called it a disease, it’s actually a functional issue. Certain healthy practices and the help of a specialist can fix it. The problem is that the subject is still considered taboo for many people. Because of this, diagnosis and treatment aren’t that easy.

That’s why we’d like to share which factors contribute to its development, how to identify it, and what you can do to address it.

What are the causes of female anorgasmia?

Female anorgasmia.

Female sexuality includes both internal and external factors that sometimes keep a woman from enjoying sexual relations in their fullness.

In fact, more than 90% of female anorgasmia cases have to do with psychological and emotional factors. Meanwhile, only 5% correspond to physical causes.

On the other hand, oftentimes it’s due to misinformation and a lack of sex education. Here are some of the possible causes in detail:

  • Sexual trauma.
  • Stress, worry, or feelings of guilt.
  • Disinterest or relationship problems.
  • Fear or shame of having sexual relations.
  • Excessive use of hypertension medication.
  • Use of antidepressants or contraceptives.
  • Sexual identity confusion.
  • Menopause.
  • Excessive consumption of drugs.

How is female anorgasmia identified?

Anorgasmia presents itself in 5 different ways depending on the symptoms and situations that lead to it:

  • Primary: When a woman hasn’t even had one orgasm, despite having masturbated or had sex.
  • Secondary: When a woman suddenly loses the ability to orgasm, despite never having problems with this before.
  • Absolute: When no circumstance or method gives pleasure.
  • Relative: When a woman can reach orgasm through a certain type of stimulation. For example, only vaginal or only clitoral.
  • Situational: When climax is only possible in certain situations.

What can be done to treat female anorgasmia?

While it’s always advisable to see a specialist to address any questions about this condition, certain simple steps can help start to fix the problem:

Explore yourself

A woman touching herself.

It’s essential to have intimate times to explore your body without fear to find out what you like and don’t like.

Look at yourself naked in front of a mirror. Accept yourself as you are and stimulate the parts of your body that you think may give you pleasure.

This habit won’t just build your self-confidence and self-esteem. It will also help you know what areas turn you on so you can use this knowledge with your partner.

Say yes to foreplay

Sex doesn’t have to be limited to penetration. Many times, anorgasmia is the result of routine sex. If you have a partner, try new things together. Find time to enjoy caresses, playfulness, and other types of foreplay that will get you turned on.

Use lubricants

A woman exploring her body.

While lube won’t fix female anorgasmia, it can be quite helpful for enjoying more pleasurable sexIn fact, you can now find some products that are specifically designed to increase orgasms. They help relax vaginal muscles and sometimes cause different sensations that can help you climax.

Exercise regularly

Exercises to strengthen the pelvis and sexual organs are really helpful when it comes to anorgasmia and other sexual dysfunctions. They improve sexual performance and help you feel more relaxed while you move towards orgasm. They also help fight anxiety and stress, two emotional factors that many experts connect to this disorder.

We recommend reading: Tips to Enjoy a Full and Satisfying Sex Life Now

Avoid negative thinking

A couple enjoying their sex life.

Feeding your negative thoughts or letting frustration take over can turn into a big obstacle. While it’s not easy to do, it’s important to keep your mind open in order to reach your goal. You should set aside fear, shame, and false beliefs in order to enjoy sex and reach orgasm.

Are you ready to solve this issue? Get informed, follow our recommendations, and go see your gynecologist.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.