Approximately 25% - that’s one in every four women – report having long term problems in reaching orgasm.

Orgasm is a pleasurable release that has both physical and psychological effects. It’s a rush of pleasure and sensation that leads to feelings of increased overall wellbeing and relaxation.

However, orgasm is more difficult to reach for women than for men and often requires a high level of arousal and specific stimulation. Everybody is different and trying to figure out what makes you (or your partner) tick can be a frustrating – and sometimes fruitless process.


What causes Female Orgasmic Disorder and how does it affect me?

This problem is often very complex and may be due to a combination of factors such as a lack of experience or diversity in sexual activity, mental health issues, relationship trouble, a medical condition, and/or medication (such as antidepressants or hormonal contraceptives). Research has also shown that genetics may even influence a woman’s ability to orgasm.

About half of men and women feel that orgasm is essential to a fully satisfying sexual experience. As a result, this issue often causes women to feel loss, guilt, frustration, anxiety or a sense of personal inadequacy. Orgasmic difficulty can also lead a partner to feel frustrated, unsatisfied or inadequate which can in turn lead to other sexual dysfunctions and relationship trouble.


So what can a FemTherapy Clinic Sex Therapist do to help?

The good news is our FemTherapy Clinic Sex Therapists and Psychologists have extensive experience in delivering various psychological and sexual health therapies that can be used to aid in achieving complete sexual satisfaction and ultimately – orgasm.

The first step is education. Our therapists work with women to further educate on areas such as complex female anatomy, the female sexual response cycle and self-stimulation.

Each woman is unique in the factors that are contributing to her issue and treatment will be tailored to explore and alleviate the contributing issues for each individual. We also work with couples teaching them various sexual practices, techniques and exercises that can enhance pleasure and intimacy, and create new avenues to reaching orgasm. Often the first step to a more satisfying and pleasurable sex life is recognizing the issue and committing to making an effort to change it.