Could it be Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD)?


According to Psychology Today, Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) can be summed up as persistent genital arousal in women, lasting anywhere between a few hours to weeks at a time, with the possibility of the sensation lasting longer. While some may think this to be an ideal situation, the catch is that sex as well as orgasm do not abate the sensations of arousal.

This recently recognized disorder is most often found in post menopausal women who have a pudendal nerve neuralgia or pain in one of the main nerves that causes genital sensations. Another group of women suffering from PGAD have histories of affective disorders combined with experiences of sexual assault. This form of PGAD correlates genital sensations with a negative event. Each type of PGAD requires its own form of treatment. Marcel Waldinger and Sandra Leiblum are leading researchers on this topic.

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