But Kim Ramsey (pictured), originally from the United Kingdom, doesn’t seem to enjoy the 100 orgasms she has each day, according to The Huffington Post (UK).
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Sitting in a chair, traveling on a train or doing basic housework can arouse the 44-year-old nurse to the point of climax–whether in pubic or private. Her orgasms stem from an incurable condition called Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) which causes her to become sexually aroused without sexual desire.
Ramsey’s issues with PGAD possibly began when she fell down a flight of stairs and landed on her back in 2001 in Herfordshire, United Kingdom. In May, she learned that her fall from more than ten years before may have caused a Tarlov cyst on her spine at the point where a female’s orgasm originates, according to HuffPost.
Though she did not realize the effect from the fall until she became intimate with her partner.
Here is what she told HuffPost about the experience:
After we’d had sex I was still experiencing constant orgasms for four days.
“I was petrified, I thought I was going mad. I told the guy and he was chuffed.
“When I told a close friend she mentioned it might be PGAD but I was so embarrassed and worried about it happening again that I just tried to forget about it and chose a period of celibacy.
“But then after meeting a new partner it happened again. I was mortified.
“We tried everything to make it stop. Squats, deep breathing, I even sat on frozen peas but the orgasms and sexual arousal continued for 36 hours – I must have had around 200 orgasms during that period. The pain and exhaustion was excruciating.
Ramsey, who now lives in New Jersey, says it is very difficult to go about her day because she doesn’t know when an episode of PGAD will pop up. Besides feeling she no longer has control over her body, Ramsey says that her condition makes it quite challenging to maintain a relationship with a man.
“Imagine feeling aroused for no reason other than you got up that day.
“I’ve even had one in public, I was travelling home on the train and it was a bit of a bumpy ride.
“Every jerk of the train or vibration made me more aroused and it was a forty minute journey so there was nothing I could do.
“I just had to bite my lip and sit on my hands and hope no-one noticed. I must have looked very awkward.
“I had to learn how to manage my day so as to avoid situations like that I try to distract myself as much as possible.
Ramsey was diagnosed with PGAD in June at the Institute For Women In Pain, in Pennsylvania. PGAD is a rare and under-researched condition that is not easily diagnosed. At the moment, there is no cure for it.
Dr. David Goldmeire at Imperial College in London says he sees around 20 women a year with this condition. In part, he had this to say about PGAD:
“PGAD sufferers experience intrusive, unsolicited and spontaneous genital arousal that can be unrelenting. This arousal can persist for hours, days or even longer.
“This can be highly distressing for a woman and despite attempts to relieve it with sexual activity or orgasm, this often doesn’t help or can worsen the symptoms.
“Tarlov cysts are small jelly like cysts that form around the sacral area of the spine. They are a common finding in normal people. One current research paper suggests that a lot of women who have PGAD have Tarlov cysts, but this is contentious.
“There is very little research into Tarlov cysts and PGAD. But due to the relatively high occurrence of Tarlov cysts currently observed in women who suffer from PGAD symptoms, it would seem advisable to suspect Tarlov cysts as a possible underlying factor in the cause of PGAD.
“Tarlov cysts can cause problems with the pelvic nerves and are reported to produce genital symptoms that bear similarities to those described for PGAD.
Indeed, while many women–and men–would enjoy the prospect of having multiple episodes of sexual climate, Ramsey’s experience has taken the joy out of what used to be a wonderful experience.
“The sex that once gave me pleasure now causes me intense anxiety and pain. Both women and men just don’t seem to get it, they seem to think it’s a great thing and believe me it’s really not.