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24
Apr
08

PSAS: Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome

Via mymultiplesclerosis.co.uk

PSAS Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome

One Big Climax
Michelle Thompson

Michelle Thompson’s life is one big climax – for a rare condition called Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (PSAS) means she has up to 300 orgasms a day. This does not mean she has a high sex drive, probably the opposite, she wants the arousal to stop. It has its down-sides, finding a partner who can cope with such sexual demands can be difficult.

The cause of PSAS has not yet been established. But it must be something in the part of the brain called the limbic system which controls pleasure and sexual function. Although there is no cure, psychological treatments can help modify the symptoms and enable sufferers and their partners to cope.

It is not related to hypersexuality, sometimes known as nymphomania or satyriasis. A number of women have reported these symptoms after they stop taking antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors….

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