If you thought “Grey’s Anatomy” writers invented Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (PSAS), think again. PSAS, identified and named just six years ago, remains a mysterious condition that thousands of women wish they didn’t have. They are constantly on the edge of orgasm regardless of time, place or circumstance. And while this situation might sound desirable, funny or just plain weird it is actually akin to being a prisoner: a nightmarish reality where a woman’s body acts independently of her own desires.
Dr. Irwin Goldstein, a professor of surgery at UC San Diego and the head of the Sexual Health Program at Alvarado Hospital, is one of the few researchers studying it. “It’s spontaneous, intrusive, and unwanted genital arousal – consisting of throbbing, pulsing or tingling without the person’s sexual interest or desire,” Dr. Goldstein said.”
(via ABC News)
June 3, 2008 at 7:18 am
Thankfully there is an increasing understanding concerning this condition and thankfully science is also (albeit on a modest scale) looking for answers for this devastating illness. Apart from an American Internet study, as far as it is known, The Netherlands is the only country where serious scientific research is conducted.
Dr. Marcel D. Waldinger is neuropsychiatrist and head of the Department of Consultative Psychiatry and the outpatient Department of Neurosexology at Leyenburg Hospital in The Hague in The Netherlands. He is Associate Professor in Sexual Psychopharmacology at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands. For a number of years now Dr. Waldinger has also been involved with neurobiological research regarding PSAS (PGAD). He treats and counsels women suffering from this condition.
My name is Johanna Vante (Netherlands) and I suffer from PSAS/PGAD