SEXperience - Experiences Around SEX with Dr. Surakshit Bhattini
March 17, 20222 min read
Persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD) is a condition where an individual becomes sexually aroused without any stimulation or sexual activity.
For people who don’t suffer from PGAD(Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder), the idea of being aroused and even experiencing spontaneous orgasms might sound interesting, in reality, this condition is anything but pleasurable. To know more about this condition we spoke to Dr. Surakshit Bhattini and here’s what he told us-
What is PGAD?
“PGAD is a condition prevalent in women of all ages, where they get aroused multiple times during the day with no sexual stimulation.That is not all, there’s also the pain that comes with it.
Imagine being on the edge of an orgasm 24/7 to the point where you can’t think, you can’t concentrate, you can’t sleep, you can’t function optimally – it’s not fun.
Many women and their family members do not understand that such a condition exists and family support for such individuals is very very important.
One of the very first patients of PGADdescribed her symptoms like she had a switch which when flicked gave her quivers in the spine, affecting her bladder, vagina, and legs. I suspected her to have a sexual deviation or a childhood trauma but after repeated psychological counseling, she still had the issue and her main complaint was that her thoughts were foggy and she could not concentrate on her studies. The other patient I had with the same disorder, only had a minor inconvenience due to the issue. SO the disease is multi-faceted and needs to have further studies to evaluate it better.
PGAD is a rare, distressing condition and may sometimes lead to the patient becoming suicidal. The reason for this has to do with the stigma attached to it. Most women are often too embarrassed or afraid to seek treatment for it mainly because of the illness’s taboo nature.
Lastly, I would like to say that the more information out the better. Sexual health needs to be dealt with more gravity and seriousness.”