sexuality concerns for women

Orgasm Disorders in Women: Treatment in Therapy

Orgasm Disorders in Women: Treatment in Therapy

How Are Female Orgasm Problems Assessed In a Clinical Setting?

In order to determine if sexual dysfunction is truly an inability to orgasm, issues with sexual arousal should be explored first. If a woman cannot become sexually aroused, she is not likely to orgasm. In that case, the issue is likely around sexual arousal and not a problem with orgasm.

To assess female sexual arousal, details about sexual repertoire during partnered sex, adequate stimulation being received, and information about the partner’s sexual functioning should be assessed. Some women are not sure if they have had an orgasm.

Orgasm Disorders in Women: Causes

Orgasm Disorders in Women: Causes

Women vary with regard to the age in which they first have an orgasm, how consistently they have orgasms and how much value they put on them.

Did you know …?

  • There is no universally accepted definition of orgasm in women.

  • The way women feel during orgasm, as well as the physiological changes that happen during orgasm, varies between women.

The female orgasm can appear elusive, especially to those women who have not had one. A number of factors can add to this.

How Women Can Benefit from Treatment for Low Sexual Desire

In our last post, we laid out the reasons why women may experience low sexual desire. In this post, we will dive into the different treatment options for a woman who’s experiencing low sexual desire. 


There is nowhere to “get” sexual desire, and no medical intervention will cause it to occur. Women’s sexual desire naturally arises when many aspects of a woman’s thoughts, emotions, biology, and relational functioning are working well.