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frigidity

 [frĭ-jid´ĭ-te]
1. coldness.
2. former name for female sexual arousal disorder.

fri·gid·i·ty

(fri-jid'i-tē),
1. Impotence in the female.
2. The state of being frigid (2); female sexual inadequacy ranging from the freudian concept of inability to achieve orgasm to any degree of sexual response considered unsatisfactory by either the female or her partner.

frigidity

/fri·gid·i·ty/ (frĭ-jid´ĭ-te)
1. coldness.
2. former name for female sexual arousal disorder.

anorgasmia

The inability to achieve orgasm or loss of sexual desire and/or function during the acceptive phase of an erotic/sexual episode, despite person-appropriate mental or physical stimulation. Anorgasmia may be a transient side effect of SSRIs or other drugs.

fri·gid·i·ty

(fri-jid'i-tē)
1. Inability in the female to achieve orgasm or any other satisfactory level of sexual response.
2. The state of being frigid (2).

frigidity

An informal term meaning loss, in a woman, of sexual desire or of the ability to be sexually aroused, or to achieve an orgasm. The term, the usage of which is almost confined to disappointed men, is now considered pejorative and sexist. The condition may be a reflection of lack of affection, or the expression of it, by the partner, or may be due to recent childbirth, pain on intercourse (DYSPAREUNIA), fatigue, depression, fear of pregnancy or psychological trauma following rape. Some drugs, especially those given for high blood pressure (HYPERTENSION), for depression and for insomnia, reduce libido.
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the uninitiated can hardly believe how rarely normal potency is to be found in the men, and how often frigidity in the women, among those married couples living under the sway of our civilized sexual morality.
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