Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder is characterized by unwanted persistent non-sexual intrusive arousal of the genitals. PGAD has nothing to do with hypersexuality even though some women experience spontaneous orgasms which are not brought on by any kind of sexual stimulation.
This may sound like a joke, but it is in fact a silent epidemic that many women go through and they are too embarrassed to seek help. Known as PGAD, there is some evidence that it can be triggered by holding extreme stress in the muscles of the lower back and the pelvic areas. The muscle tightness then presses on a nerve, causing uncomfortable tingling sensations that run through the 8000 clitoral nerve fibers. For other women, the slightest nonsexual vibrations can trigger physical arousal. Another theory is that its caused by an irregularity in clitoral sensory nerves.
There is no known cure for PGAD, but women sufferers have tried everything to stop the discomfort from masturbating to applying ice packs, taking nerve medications or anti-depressants, even more desperate measures include electrical shock treatment or surgery all to no avail.
If you or you know someone who has PGAD, find a support group in your area or online, educate yourself and others about the disorder and be compassionate. Women with PGAD report that they feel depressed, helpless, vulnerable and isolated especially at work or in social situations and it’s difficult for them to function normally. Lend an empathetic ear, give a friendly hug and be kind to someone who needs help.