‘100 Orgasms A Day’: Women with Rare Disorder (VIDEO)
Orgasms may seem elusive to some women, but not for these women who suffer from a rare disorder. Rachel (last name kept private), Kim Ramsey, 44, and Heather Dearmon, 33, have over a hundred orgasms a day.
The syndrome is called persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD), and there are 30 known cases worldwide. The documentary called 100 Orgasms A Day follows the life of Rachel, a Atlanta housewife who’s plagued by consistent sexual arousal.
“If I had no self-control, no willpower, I don’t know that I would ever leave the house,” said Rachel. She says doing simple tasks like the laundry requires effort.
Kim Ramsey, a nurse from New Jersey, says that the sheer volume of orgasms leaves her exhausted and in excruciating pain. Ramsey began suffering from PGAD after a bad fall which resulted in spinal cysts. Her reactions are caused by simply riding in trains or cars, or doing simple household chores.
“Other women wonder how to have an orgasm – I wonder how to stop mine,” says Ramsey. She finds it difficult to go about her day for fear of not being able to control her arousal.
The syndrome was first documented a decade ago by sex therapist Sandra Leiblum. Patients feel continual genital arousal without the desire to have sex. Researchers say that more studies need to be conducted in order to find a better course of treatment. Sufferers have undergone experimental treatments like shock therapy, anti-anxiety medication, and physical therapy.
The symptoms can be so excruciating that some patients contemplate suicide. Heather Dearmon, felt that her whole life was being robbed. She has experienced some relief after using Paxil, an anti-anxiety drug, but the effects of the drug wear off within days.
“Both women and men just don’t seem to get it,” add Ramsey. “They seem to think it’s a great thing and, believe me, it’s really not.”
Any pressure on the genitals results in increased intensity causing orgasms but also the urge to urinate. Ramsey was diagnosed in June, and she will soon travel to London to see a PGAD expert. She says the disorder has limited her ability to work and has put the prospects of a relationship on hold.
A Dutch study of PGAD was first published in 2009. More research continues.