Why Can't I Have an Orgasm?

Why Can't I Have an Orgasm?

Orgasm is the sudden, physical release of sexual excitement during sexual activity. Achieving orgasm is a key piece of a satisfying sex life, but inability to orgasm is a common problem among women of all ages.

In fact, more than 2 in 5 women experience sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives, including inability or difficulty in achieving orgasm.

Talking about sex is awkward for many people, and the inability to orgasm can be isolating, frustrating, and embarrassing. However, it’s important to realize that inability to orgasm is a medical condition that can — and should — be treated.

Stuart Shoengold, MD, and our team at the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine specialize in sexual wellness. We’re here to help you learn more about sex and find ways to make your sex life and your personal relationships more satisfying.

If you’re struggling to achieve orgasm and you’re frustrated with your sex life, you’ve come to the right place.

The facts about sexual dysfunction

Sexual function is a complex combination of mental and physical factors. Normal sexual function includes four main elements: sexual desire, arousal, orgasm, and resolution.

Sexual dysfunction occurs when you experience problems in part or all of this process. Maybe you have a low sex drive, and you’re less interested in initiating sex. Or maybe, you’re interested in sex, but you struggle to achieve orgasm, and you’re left unsatisfied.

These issues may be mental, physical, or a combination of both — and the causes behind sexual dysfunction are highly personal.

Possible causes: psychological factors

Your psychological state significantly influences your sexual health. If you’re stressed, unhappy in your relationship, or suffering from a mental health condition, you may also experience sexual dysfunction.

Some common psychological factors that affect sexual health include:

Inability to orgasm can also create a cyclical effect. The frustration surrounding sexual dysfunction can create more stress and conflict in your relationship, making it even more difficult to achieve climax. 

Possible causes: physical health conditions

Your physical health may also impact your ability to achieve orgasm. Preexisting health conditions, lifestyle habits, and simply getting older can lead to sexual dysfunction.

A few common factors that may affect your ability to orgasm include:

Many of these conditions occur together, and sexual dysfunction typically isn’t limited to inability to orgasm. You might also have low libido, vaginal dryness, and pain with intercourse.

Treatment options to revitalize your sex life

The factors that influence sexual function are complex. And if you’re frustrated by the inability to orgasm, learning about sexual dysfunction can feel overwhelming.

The good news is that you don’t have to figure it out on your own. Dr. Shoengold and our team partner with you to identify the causes of your sexual dysfunction, so we can work on a treatment plan to improve your sexual experiences.

We review your medical history, symptoms, and relevant lifestyle factors. Every woman is unique, and we strive to understand exactly what’s frustrating you about your sexual function and what your goals are for treatment.

Depending on your diagnosis, there are lots of treatment options available to you. Women experiencing hormonal changes in menopause may benefit from hormone replacement therapy. For women with physical dysfunctions, physical therapy can make sex more comfortable.

We also offer the O-Shot® for women who are frustrated by the inability to orgasm. The O-Shot is a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment that stimulates cell regeneration to address painful intercourse, vaginal dryness, and inability to orgasm.

Orgasms don’t have to be a thing of the past. Find treatment for sexual dysfunction and revitalize your sex life at the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine in Millburn, New Jersey. Call our team at 973-218-9400 or book an appointment online now.

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