Thursday, February 21, 2008

Persitant Sexual Arousal Syndrome

I don't know if this story on ABC News is an investigation into a little known medical condition or another blatant attempt at gathering ratings.

Whichever. It's a fun read.

PSAS, identified and named just six years ago, remains a mysterious condition that thousands of women wish they didn't have. They are constantly on the edge of orgasm regardless of time, place or circumstance. And while this situation might sound desirable, funny or just plain weird it is actually akin to being a prisoner: a nightmarish reality where a woman's body acts independently of her own desires.

ABC News spoke with four women who all experience unwanted sexual sensations. Heather Dearmon, Nancy Austin, and two women who requested anonymity (referred to as Lauren and Emily) all suffer from unintended sexual arousal.

"It's unwanted sexual sensations in your vagina," Dearmon said.

"And sex doesn't help it," Lauren said. "Orgasm doesn't relieve it, sometimes it makes it stronger. This is to me, irritating, torture."

Wow. Sounds bad.

No, the linked article doesn't indicate if there's a way to detect which of the women in the club is afflicted. Pervert.

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