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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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With sympathetic help from a partner, or with sex counselling, apparent frigidity always can be remedied.
That Saint-Saens's classicism had nothing in it of mere frigidity, but was a defensive measure which he needed to contain emotions bordering on the volcanic, is indicated by the ferocity (sharpened with periodic wit) with which he assailed atonal music:
When will men realise that a girl who lives alone is not necessarily suffering from: a) terminal frustration; b) frigidity, or c) lesbian leanings?
Vaginismus can be caused by psychological and physical problems and, according to Dr Robert Coleman, practitioner in genito-urinary medicine, is what was once often called frigidity.
But this innuendo, even if founded in truth, cannot possibly be the real reason for official frigidity.
He is a ruthless actor - it is more the reasons he seeks compassion that reveal the frigidity of the New Labour Grant Mission, its artificiality, its design to deceive.
Instead the old fraud (well, not all that old at the time of composition) compensated with choral writing of a sensuousness which Boulez, now in his latter years and never of a frigidity some previously attributed to him, seeks out and nurtures.
Despite what Flaubert may have Emma internally profess as the motivation for her newfound propriety, it is here where the novel exposes the tendency to fetishize performances of virtue, to sexualize the pretense of frigidity, as Emma's virtuous behavior will act as a further aphrodisiac to her would-be lover: "She seemed so virtuous and inaccessible to him that he lost all hope, even the faintest.
Symptoms include high fever, convulsion and frigidity around the neck area.
Jan eventually capitulates to Madeline's emotional outpouring and embraces, thus setting up a constant relationship of manipulation where Jan breaks Madeline down with her frigidity and Jan wears out under the strain of Madeline's tears.