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Lifestyle Sex and Relationship 02 Apr 2018 An increasing number ...

An increasing number of women are facing orgasm anxiety

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 2, 2018, 5:33 pm IST
Updated Jun 19, 2018, 10:36 am IST
Many fear that the inability to orgasm may disappoint their partner and the stress caused by this makes it even more difficult.
Pre-orgasmia is a top sexual concern among women (Photo: AFP)
 Pre-orgasmia is a top sexual concern among women (Photo: AFP)

The female orgasm has emerged as a major factor in conversations about a good sex life and a healthy relationship. While stress is known to hamper performance in bed, orgasms may be causing people to be caught in a vicious cycle involving anxiety.

While the positive outcome of the female orgasm gaining importance is the increased focus on satisfaction for women in bed, it also has a downside to it in form of performance pressure. Many fear that the inability to orgasm may disappoint their partner and the stress caused by this makes it even more difficult.

A new study has found that this issue known as pre-orgasmia is a top sexual concern among women. The struggle to orgasm caused by anxiety may depend on a person’s sexual, relational and family history, as well as cultural messages and mental health.

The myth that a man has failed as a sexual partner if the woman doesn’t orgasm has added to the problem, while most women rarely get clitoral stimulation required for orgasms. Men are hence expecting orgasms from women who may be unable to achieve that due to their sexual circumstances.

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