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