Orgasmic dysfunction

Tolulope Bakare, Ramy Abou Ghayda

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Male and female orgasmic disorders are defined as a persistent or recurrent delay in, markedly reduced intensity, or absence of orgasm during a sexual experience. Women’s orgasm is achieved by erotic stimulation of either genital, non-genital sites, or both. In the female brain, multiple areas are responsible for integration and regulation of orgasm. Male orgasmic disorders and ejaculation dysfunction are used interchangeably and they include premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, anorgasmia, and post orgasmic illness syndrome. Treatment approaches for both female and male orgasmic disorders should combine both psychological and pharmacological intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Reproduction
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780128151457
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Anorgasmia
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Ejaculation
  • Female orgasmic disorders
  • Male orgasmic disorders
  • Orgasm
  • Physiology of orgasm
  • Post orgasmic illness syndrome
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Sexual dysfunction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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