“Persistent sexual arousal syndrome: Devil in Sheep’s clothing”

Have you ever had a friend telling you that he or she is ashamed of getting frequent arousals and this is leading to severe embarrassment and humiliation for her? I once came across a woman who was getting hyper about this embarrassing syndrome. She said she was not a sexual maniac or a pervert yet people could mistake her for one due to this nuisance. However, it was not her fault at all. What she was suffering from is known as a symptom called Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder. It is also known as persistent sexual arousal syndrome. This does not stem from orgasm or sexual excitement as is the case with regular arousals. This persistent sexual arousal syndrome was first categorized in 2001 by Dr. Sandra Leiblum. Since sex is a taboo topic in many societies’ people feel hesitant to talk about it openly. The arousals created by persistent sexual arousal syndrome can carry on for prolonged period. It can be pretty distracting for people, naturally. Seriously, just think if you get a hard on all the time and feel others must be eyeing you, can you concentrate on your work? To make matters worse, persistent sexual arousal syndrome can be triggered by trivial things like cell phones vibrations, riding a train or even going to the toilet. In no way it is related with hyper sexuality, as is misinterpreted by many. Some people suffering from it may also develop psychological complications and moral dilemmas. You may find it surprising that no particular cause of persistent sexual arousal syndrome has been pinpointed so far by the medical community. Some medical professionals suspect it is caused by truant sensory nerves. It is also seen in women after their period of menopause more often have this persistent sexual arousal syndrome. Certain drugs like trazodone can cause this. If you are wondering what the available treatments are, be informed that there are some medicines available. In some instances the use of antiandrogenic agents and antidepressants can bring relief to a patient.  The consequences of this persistent sexual arousal syndrome can be far reaching if not treated properly. It may lead to problems in ones marital, social as well as professional life. That is why I feel proper sexual education is necessary for all. Such a person deserves the compassion and understanding of his or her family, spouse and colleagues. Due to this problem he/she might be depressed. Like my friend was! As a person knowing about this persistent sexual arousal syndrome now you should help them.