Women with Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome need hundreds of orgasms a day. Sounds like a dream come true? Well, not exactly. Go ahead and watch this documentary featuring a couple of ladies suffering from this horrible syndrome.
First of all, I wouldn't want to imagine myself having this condition. If there's no way to relax, if you need an orgasmic release 10 minutes every time after your last ejaculation, and this for tens of hours a day, your mind and body would suffer tremendously from overexcitation. There's no way in hell any normal person would not suffer greatly from the consequences.
In this documentary, three women suffering from Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome are interviewed. We get to take a look at their daily lives, and learn how this extremely debilitating condition affects each of them. They are all affected differently by it and tell their own story of coping with their sickness.
Clearly, we have no idea what causes this condition. Experts have trouble determining whether this is a hormonal imbalance, a neurological disorder or just distorted blood flow. These poor women are forced to live with this condition for the rest of their lives, while doctors and experts even repeatedly make fun of them by telling them they're the "dream of every man", and by telling them that it will probably go over all by itself. One of the women in this documentary - Jennie - went to 8 gynaecologists, an internist, an urologist, a neurologist, a neuro-urologist, a psychologist a behavioral psychologist and a psychiatrist, with no luck on her side.
In any case, there seems to be no long term cure in sight. While some unconventional treatment methods like electronic acupuncture - shown in this video - might provide some relief, the question remains whether this is nothing more than a placebo effect.
Let's take a look at how this disorder manifests itself as a collection of symptoms. All women in the video report having a tremendous urge to masturbate every couple of minutes. Very hot, don't you think? Guess again, because there's no underlying horniness causing the urge, but rather a strong inexplicable sense of built up energy, both within their vaginas and their psyche. There's absolutely no pleasure involved in this at all. The common misconception that these women are nymphomaniacs is quite unfortunate, indeed. While some of the women try to take good advantage of their condition with the help of their husbands, most don't and most can't. It has become a tiring burden, a daily task that needs to be completed. A constant struggle between daily tasks and throbbing vaginas, between willpower and animalistic urges. If it were a pleasurable experience, this would have been booming business in (plastic) surgery for sure. Who wouldn't want to have hundreds of orgasms a day, an amount that most women can't even reach in their whole lifetime if they wanted to?
All women in this documentary seem to share a certain pattern in their symptoms and triggers. Simple vibrations like the spinning of a washing machine, or even just the sight of a man taking off his shirt cause a lot of arousal, so it's essential for them to avoid these kinds of situations if they don't want to masturbate again and again to alleviate their constantly recurring urges. Daily repetitive tasks thankfully keep them distracted from the cravings, which seems to be the most effective remedy so far.
There are also lots of detrimental effects of excessive masturbation. Every time you reach climax, the brain releases a cocktail of feel-good neurotransmitters including dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin. A repeated excess of these chemicals in your brain would send the delicate balance of neurotransmitters and hormones quickly out of balance, downregulating important dopamine and serotonin receptors in your brain, leading to a range of symptoms including lack of motivation, depression and tiredness. There's also the problem of glutamate excitotoxicity, which means that too much excitation of brain cells would eventually cause them to wither and die.
All in all, it's a very sad and rare condition that affects only a handful of people worldwide. It widens the gap between husband and wife because of involuntary "horniness", which is kind of ironic. Like I said, there are no long term solutions for this problem. Surgically sealing off abdominal blood vessels might be a way to go, but this would also introduce a whole host of impractical negative side effects.