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Female Orgasmic Disorder

Diagnostic Criteria

A) Presence of either of the following symptoms and experienced on almost all or all (approximately 75%-100%) occasions of sexual activity (in identified situational contexts or, if generalized, in all contexts):

  1. Marked delay in, marked infrequency of, or absence of orgasm.
  2. Markedly reduced intensity of orgasmic sensations.

B) The symptoms in Criterion A have persisted for a minimum duration of approximately 6 months.

C) The symptoms in Criterion A cause clinically significant distress in the individual.

D) The sexual dysfunction is not better explained by a nonsexual mental disorder or as a consequence of severe relationship distress (e.g., partner violence) or other significant stressors and is not attributable to the effects of a substance/medication or another medical condition.

 

Specify whether:

Lifelong:  The disturbance has been present since the individual became sexually active.

 Acquired: The disturbance began after a period of relatively normal sexual function. 

 

Specify whether:

Generalized:   Not limited to certain types of stimulation, situations, or partners.

Situational:  Only occurs with certain types of stimulation, situations, or partners.

 

Specify if:

Never experienced an orgasm under any situation.

 

Specify current severity:

Mild:  Evidence of mild distress over the symptoms in Criterion A.

Moderate:  Evidence of moderate distress over the symptoms in Criterion A.

Severe:  Evidence of severe or extreme distress over the symptoms in Criterion A.