Having difficulty achieving an orgasm is normal for many woman, but with the proper help it can be attained. Your mind needs to stay clear and focused, your nerves sensitive and blood needs to flow to all the right places. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services.
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Some facts of life are sad but true, and one of these facts is that climaxing for many women is anything but easy. In fact, a recent survey from Valparaiso University in Indiana showed that more than half of women who struggle to orgasm attribute the problem to anxiety. Plus, because of the complex nature of the condition, other hangups can be heightened during sex, causing a vicious cycle of worry and frustration. Brenner writes in Psychology Today. If you feel that anxiety may be playing a role in your sex life, talk to a therapist.
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Anorgasmia is the medical term for regular difficulty reaching orgasm after ample sexual stimulation. The lack of orgasms distresses you or interferes with your relationship with your partner. Orgasms vary in intensity, and women vary in the frequency of their orgasms and the amount of stimulation needed to trigger an orgasm. Most women require some degree of direct or indirect clitoral stimulation and don't climax from penetration alone.
The Bachelor's Raven revealed in Tuesday night's episode that she's never climaxed. It's not as unusual as it may sound. While Nick took the news maturely, he was also pretty shocked. That's a discrepancy some call the orgasm gap.