Allorgasmia is a term used in sexual contexts to refer to the inability or difficulty to achieve orgasm during sexual activity with a partner, despite being able to achieve it through solitary or self-stimulation. This term is also referred to as “partner-specific orgasmic dysfunction.”
Allorgasmia pronunciation: / al-loh-gaz-mee-uh /
The term “allorgasmia” appears to have been coined in the early 2000s, although the exact origin is unclear. It is a combination of the Greek words “allo” (meaning “other” or “different”) and “orgasmia” (meaning “orgasm”).
The term is not widely recognized in the medical community, and some experts argue that it is not a distinct clinical diagnosis, but rather a symptom of an underlying issue.
Additional information about Allorgasmia
- Allorgasmia is relatively rare, affecting only a small percentage of the population, both male and female.
- It can be caused by various factors, including physical, psychological, or relationship issues. Some examples of physical causes include hormonal imbalances, medication side effects, or nerve damage. Psychological causes may include stress, anxiety, or past trauma.
- Allorgasmia can cause relationship problems, especially when one partner is able to achieve orgasm and the other is not. It can create feelings of frustration, disappointment, and insecurity.
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