Orgasmic Anhedonia

R. J. Heruti*, R. Kamin, J. Bitzer

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Orgasmic Anhedonia (OA), also called Pleasure Dissociative Orgasmic Dysfunction (PDOD), is a distinct form of orgasmic disorder occurring in men and women. It is characterized by disconnection or disruption between the body’s orgasmic reactions and the subjective emotional experience. OA in women is more difficult to diagnose, which may have an impact on prevalence. OA can be considered on a continuum of the qualitative experience of orgasm form highly pleasurable to indifferent or even negative (aversive reaction). More research is needed to better understand this continuum into the quality of the orgasmic experience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextbook of Rare Sexual Medicine Conditions
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783030982638
ISBN (Print)9783030982621
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • Orgasmic Anhedonia (OA)
  • Orgasmic dysfunction
  • Pleasure Dissociative Orgasmic Dysfunction (PDOD)
  • Sexual Pleasure


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