While studying for my board recertification, I ran across the little epidemiological fact that between 10-15% of women at the age of 25 have primary anorgasmia; that is to say they’ve never experienced an orgasm. In any form.
(Rosen RC. Prevalence and risk factors of sexual dysfunction in men and women. Curr Psychiatry Rep 2000;2:189-195)
Now, that percentage does tend to go down after the age of 25, as a fair number of these women do become orgasmic.
But this data got me to wondering: Are these percentages accurate? And how many women who are anorgasmic at 25 manage to achieve orgasm after that age?
Now I realize that any survey I take here will have an inherent number of uncontrolled-for biases and self-selection problems with it.
But even so, I’d like to ask all the lady dopers who are willing to answer the following:
- Did you have Primary anorgasmia at age 25? (that is, never had an orgasm by that age?)
- And if so, have you achieved orgasm after the age of 25?
Question 1) is open to all women age 25 or older, to help ascertain the frequency of this phenomenon.
Anecdotes or explanations are not necessary, but certainly will be read with interest if offered.