Martina Fausch, Ph.D.
Clinical Sexologist

Sexual Concerns


Anorgasmia is the inability to increase sexual arousal and achieve an orgasm. Anorgasmia can also occur in male sexuality but is much more predominant in female sexuality. Ten to fifteen percent of women have never experienced an orgasm alone or with a partner, called primary anorgasmia. When a person can reach orgasm alone but not with a partner or only under particular circumstances, it is considered secondary anorgasmia. If we add the primary and secondary pools, anorgasmia rates are more likely 50%, maybe higher.

A treatment plan based on the brain/body connection concept will focus on the client's strengths and limitations. Depending on the client, the anorgasmia treatment goals include sessions to acquire physiological knowledge of the orgasm. The client will develop clues for the perception and identification of sexual arousal and establish the ability to prolong and enrich sources of arousal. Women look for signs of arousal and pleasure when, in actuality, one can learn how to feel these sensations and increase them to orgasm!