Female orgasmic disorder (FOD) is a clinical diagnosis characterized by problems achieving orgasm or dissatisfaction of orgasms in women during sexual activity. An orgasm can be defined as the climax of sexual excitement, involving a series of rhythmic muscular contractions leading to feelings of intense pleasure in the genitals. Although this disorder can be diagnosed as a medical condition, FOD is frequently diagnosed as a mental health disorder, as outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). This entry is separated into three sections and provides an overview of symptoms, causes, and treatments associated with FOD.

Criteria for Diagnosis and Symptoms of Female Orgasmic Disorder

Categorized as a sexual dysfunction in the DSM-5, FOD requires specific criteria to be present for diagnosis. First, a ...

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