Anorgasmia is when you are unable to have an orgasm.
It happens to many people and is more prevalent in women than in men.
There are many reasons why people are unable to reach orgasm. It can be a physiological reason in that some people are less sexually active or aroused than others physically.
It could be the way that some people are physiologically put together: the different hormone levels, such as oestrogen, testosterone or progesterone may be lower, maybe even be due to conditions such as hypothyroidism, adrenal failure or pancreatic insufficiency, advanced disease or infection that has disturbed the body’s biorhythms.
Sometimes the pudenda nerve that goes to the pubic region may be less sensitive than other people.
Everyone is put together differently and being human is only our basic module which we can often interpret physically differently according to our own particular bodies.
We can never have different size brains, with some people having brain structures related to sex being larger or smaller, as well as larger or smaller reproductive organs.
Some people may have lower levels of brain chemicals that commence the whole process of sexual arousal to preparing for orgasm.
You may also be more orgasmic at different times of your life.
Since I am a naturopath as well as a clinical hypnotherapist (I also teach hypnotherapists how to use hypnosis within sex therapy) and psychosexual therapist (member of Australian Society of Sex Educators, Researchers and Therapists NSW), I take a full medical history with anorgasmia and may order blood tests so that we get a full picture of what is happening with you.
I may prescribe some herbs or make other recommendations some including referrals for medications.
Many people can be afraid or embarrassed to talk to other people about anorgasmia, but we provide a safe, confidential, professional environment to help you.
For some people the inability to reach orgasm is due to psychological reasons so we need to change the mindset with psychotherapy and hypnotherapy.
Being unable to achieve orgasm may be due to cultural beliefs or engrained learning patterns from childhood and adolescence.
In other cases you may simply need to learn how to have an orgasm.
Sex can be a healthy, wholesome experience and if that is not happening for you, you need to change your mindset to look at sex in a new light.
Sex should be approached with a positive, excited mindset that can set you up for rewarding experiences. If your experience has been one of fear and disappointment, you need to re-educate your actions and reactions at a deep unconscious level.
I think it is always best to look at the holistic picture with you to decide what will be the best way for you to move forward to overcome anorgasmia.
If you are in a relationship we may ask your partner into therapy at a later stage to help you both work together towards the solution.
Hypnosis is an incredible way to reprogram your mind fast and effectively.
Special hypnotic techniques accompanied with sex therapy can help you experience more rewarding physical experiences to enhance your sexual experiences.
The body and the mind are one and to fully enjoy sex you need co-ordinate both with a sense of synchronicity to have a full sexual experience.
Book your hypnotherapy appointment with Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH by calling 02 8021 6429.