Everyone always snickers a little when the topic of Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder comes up. But, it can be devastating, and very sad, for women who suffer from it. Here's proof...
Jezebel pointed out a post on BoingBoing.com about an anonymous woman who shared her heart-wrenching life with PGAD. "During my second semester of senior year, I counted orgasms on a sheet of paper," she wrote. "I was having 100 and 200 a day."
Imagine living life this way:
"Every time I do something, I have to evaluate my situation. Where am I? Are there other people around? How well do I know them? What is the likelihood that, if I don't get someplace private in time, things could get complicated? Can I make noise? (Being vocal isn't necessary, but it helps release more of the pressure.) I avoid triggers--things like music with heavy bass, vibrations from riding a train or an idle car, cold air, musky cologne, darkness, stress, scary movies, romantic movies, unexpected touch, a full bladder. [PGAD] is completely unrelated to sex drive. Watching sex scenes does nothing for me, but the other day, when a friend put his hand on my back, I found it really hard to contain a screaming orgasm. If my heart rate shoots up too high for too long, I flare up. I avoided exercise and gained a lot of weight. One time, I was hugging a male relative and I felt an orgasm arise. It felt really dirty and wrong, and I totally freaked out. Now, I try to avoid hugs in general unless I feel ready for them."
And, another story, this time from Heather Dearmon a woman who is married in South Carolina, who also suffers from PGAD. According to MSNBC: "It got to the point where morning, afternoon and night I had to take care of it. But the more you masturbate, the more you desensitize yourself so it would take a good hour to have three orgasms. This is at the point when I started to become suicidal. My whole life was being robbed from me." Sadly, she began pushing her husband away because she treasured any time she was not feeling aroused, she said.
Can you even imagine?
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