Lack of Orgasm in Women

A common complaint women have about sex is not being able to achieve orgasm.  About 15 percent of women do not experience an orgasm, regardless of the circumstances or type of stimulation.  About 20% never, or rarely, experience orgasm during intercourse, but can achieve an orgasm by other means.

 

Treatment focuses on emotional or situational factors, such as relationship problems or past physical or sexual abuse, that may be contributing to the current problem. The therapist helps the individual explore psychological issues and fears, like guilt, losing control, body shame, or trust issues.

 

 

Therapy usually involves providing information and techniques to practice at home. These steps help reduce anxiety and modify the tendency to be overly concerned with preorgasmic sensation.  Each women receives a personalized program of therapy to help her discover the sensations that will give her enough pleasure for orgasm. Most women can learn to become orgasmic with this type of individualized therapy program.

 

 

Many women have tension, fear or anxiety regarding intercourse.  Some have psychological trauma that may stem from a history of sexual abuse or other traumatic event.  Painful intercourse can interfere with sexual desire and cause relationship problems.  Professional help should be sought as early as possible for these types of issues.

 

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Carol Boulware, MFT, Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist – #MFT11632
ABS Certified Sex Therapist #1466
Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress
EMDR Certified Therapist – EMDRIA Approved Consultant
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
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Los Angeles, California 90401
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