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Orgasm is another term used for sexual climax, or the culmination of sexual excitement. Orgasmic dysfunction refers to alterations in orgasmic function or the inability to achieve an orgasm, to climax. Anorgasmia (complete absence of orgasm) occurs in 17% of married men and affects younger men more commonly. Psychological causes of anorgasmia include fear of pregnancy or AIDS, anxiety disorders, and repressive cultural, parental, or religious attitudes toward sexuality.

What is anorgasmia and what causes it?

AnorgasmiaAnorgasmia, the inability to achieve an orgasm, may be “congenital” or “acquired.” Congenital anorgasmia is rare and is believed to be related to an overstrict upbringing. Nocturnal emissions (“wet dreams”) may occur, but repression of the normal sexual responses prevents the individual from achieving climax and ejaculation. Acquired anorgasmia may be caused by medical therapy.