ORGASMIC ANHEDONIA (PDOD)
The word ‘anhedonia’ means the inability to experience the pleasure that pleasurable activities give, in this case, experiencing the pleasure of having an orgasm. Such situations can be very disappointing for those engaging in the activity, affecting interpersonal relationships and individuals in a relationship, leaving them feeling frustrated and even inadequate.
Orgasmic anhedonia is also called pleasure dissociative orgasmic dysfunction or PDOD and it generally occurs due to an issue with the neurochemical- dopamine in the brain. Orgasmic Anhedonia is when you may receive sexual stimulation, but you will suffer a disconnect between the sensation and the brain’s ability to recognize that sensation is pleasurable.
Psychological issues like depression or addiction can result in orgasmic anhedonia or pleasure dissociative orgasmic disorder, but there could be other factors causing it too, like medications, high prolactin levels, low testosterone, or physical conditions like spinal cord injury. It is important to rule out the actual cause of the condition to be able to treat Orgasmic Anhedonia better.
If you think you suffer from Orgasmic Anhedonia, it is important to see a sexologist to be able to diagnose the condition correctly. There are treatments, medications and therapies that could help you overcome Orgasmic Anhedonia and have a happy healthy sexual life.
Dr Srinivas Madhavaram is one of the most trustworthy sexologists in Hyderabad. He specialises in understanding conditions related to sexual health and treat them efficiently. It’s essential to understand that only a reputed sexoloist will be able to diagnose and treat Orgasmic Anhedonia. If you think you have it, do not delay. You book a consult or visit the doctor at his clinic to understand your condition better.