Her primary care physician told her it was all in her head and recommended she see a psychologist.
But Allen, now 56, knew better. She was suffering from persistent Multiple orgasms oversexed arousal disorder, also known as persistent Multiple orgasms oversexed arousal syndrome. She tried to take care of the problem herself, only to find that relief only came for a few minutes before the symptoms began again — more frequently and more intensely.
Allen, a mother of three who lives in Burbank, Calif. She typed "high sex drive" and "oversexed" into search engines; the diagnosis that came back was that she was a sex addict. Her feelings were unwanted and they were quite distressing. She felt ashamed when the tingling sensations started. Sexual thoughts were far from her mind. She tried to imagine how her husband would digest the information — that doctors thought she was crazy — and decided not to tell him.
It took years until Multiple orgasms oversexed. Sandra Leiblum gave Allen the words she needed to hear: The two met inwhen Allen also connected with other sufferers through a PSAS online support groupwhich she now moderates.
Leiblum defined persistent sexual arousal syndrome Multiple orgasms oversexed "intense feelings of genital congestion and sensations that are typically unaccompanied by any conscious awareness of sexual desire" in an article published for the Women's Sexual Health Foundation in Cincinnati, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating women and doctors on conditions that may impact sexual health and function.
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Paradoxically, she wrote, sexual activities intended to relieve the symptoms can reinforce the sensations or provide only temporary relief.
In fact, Leiblum said, the sensations can last hours or even days, and they truly are unwanted and intrusive. Persistent genital Multiple orgasms oversexed disorder affects women of all ages. A stay-at-home mom, Dearmon was 21 and pregnant when she first experienced the unwelcome symptoms of the disorder.
I had never had sexual sensations in the clitoral area that were separate from my mind or emotions.