Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (PSAS) - Symptoms

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Symptoms of Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (PSAS)

Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome should not be confused with hypersexuality (sometimes known as nymphomania) where the woman displays a compulsive sexual desire and need for sex.

Symptoms of Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (PSAS) or Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) in women include -

• Genital and breast vasocongestion (sudden and increased rush of blood) and sensitivity, setting off a highly distracting tingling sensation in the genital areas that persist for a lengthy period of time—sometimes for days, weeks and even months with little relief even after dozens of orgasms.

• All women who report suffering from persistent sexual arousal syndrome find it unwanted, uncomfortable and distressing and get only temporary relief with orgasm.

• Though the sexual arousal happens for some women round the clock (except while asleep) for no reason at all, even non-sexual stimuli such as riding in an automobile or train, mobile phone vibrations or even using the toilet are said to spike the syndrome unbearably.

• Though it can affect women of any age, some doctors observe that the patients are mainly post-menopausal women in their 40s and 50s or women who have taken hormonal treatment and that it could be the result of an irregularity in sensory nerves.

• Often the symptoms happen after surgery of bladder or brain surgery.

• In some patients the simple up and down movement of legs can cause arousal.

Each patient may face a different trigger that causes the arousal. In a few, being on progesterone therapy can act as a trigger for the syndrome. Some patients describe the arousal as ‘throbbing’ and others as ‘completely insatiable’ and describe it as ‘dreadful’ and become so bothered that they are almost suicidal.

A patient of Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) said – ‘I spend day after day -masturbating and showering and masturbating and showering.’
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I want to talk about this disorder I think i may have it I am a guy for years i dealt with feeling while i was trying to sleep of sexual touching which i thought was just normal for a while it progressed and eventually it became a daytime thing I would feel pleasure walking around doing my job with no erection which was weird because usually guys dont feel pleasure without and erection. I also have been told I have schitzofrenia and the voice at the time was calling it cbt or cognitive behavioral therapy they sometimes asked me if i wanted to feel it and always said yes the feelings responded to my conversation I was having with myself. I ended up in a mental hospital shortly after from hearing to much and responding to it by thinking that I have a chip in my brain from when i cracked it open and started thinking I was a test trial to some new science. I calmed down and started to try and rationalize it and decided that would not happen they gave me a medication for schitzofrenia which had a side effect of getting rid of my pleasure well mostly and have not felt touching or pleasure since then I didnt really talk alot with doctors about this because it was embarrassing.

Hello, Is there anyone that i can speak about this disorder? It is ruining my life. I need to talk someone who is PGAD. I will be waiting for your answer desperately.

hi i have pgad :) and i found that all i needed to make the discomfort go away was to get rid of my depression i found the right psych meds.. :) and i still get pgad but it feels great ps: my pelvis area is paralyzed i broke my lower spine and hip so i cant feel sex unless its the pgad

Hi. My name is April and I have suffered with PGAD for over two years. The horrible feeling of constant pain and arousal. I am 63 yrs. and this has ruined my life. Going somewhere , doing something, constant arousal..then the pain..I cried and took pain pills, which only helped a little. So so horrible..to be so uncomfortable all the time, not even being able to go to the bathroom or shower. This is too much to bear. BUT this CAN. Yes CAN go away. It did for me and how? Sincerely And honestly pray. The power of prayer cured me. I prayed often, desperately , and and with faith. I am living proof that this works. Pray with your whole heart and soul. This will end in His time. It took a long time, but in His time it ended.. I promise you, it CAN. Go away...trust the Lord. Please don't get discouraged ...give it time and PRAY. I will pray for all of you too.

im 24 Years old, i have been dealing with this since I can remember, Probably since I hit Puberty. It is a nightmare, All day long i fight and fight the urge to go into the other room and take care of it, I fight because I know that it will only get worse. I finally got the courage to talk about it to my SO. He was amazing, and so understanding, and to be able to talk about it openly has relieved so much stress in my life. I can only hope that this disorder can get more attention, so that maybe one day I can live a normal life. Please, do not be afraid to talk about this to your partner, or your super close friend, challenge them to google ReGS, research it. Having someone to talk to, that understands what im going through has helped me in so many ways. I now have a daughter and its a struggle, but she has helped me fight my urges, and so has my SO.

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