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an·or·gas·my

, anorgasmia (an'ōr-gaz'mē, -gaz'mē-ă),
Failure to experience an orgasm; may be biogenic, secondary to a physical disorder or medication (for example, SSRIs or possibly some psychotropics) or drug of abuse, or psychogenic, secondary to psychological or situational factors, or have a multifactorial cause.
[G. an- priv. + orgasm + -ia]

anorgasmia

/an·or·gas·mia/ (an″or-gaz´me-ah) inability or failure to experience orgasm.anorgas´mic

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.

an·or·gas·my

, anorgasmia (an'ōr-gaz'mē, -gaz'mē-ă)
Failure to experience an orgasm; may be biogenic (secondary to a physical disorder or medication), psychogenic (secondary to psychological or situational factors), or a combination of the two.
[G. an- priv. + orgasm + -ia]

anorgasmia

The inability to achieve an orgasm. Apart from those cases associated with IMPOTENCE, this is commoner in women than in men and is seldom an organic disorder. Anorgasmia may be due to various psychosexual factors and can often be corrected by skilled counselling.
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Douglas Mould attested to the efficacy of the vibrator in helping to cure anorgasmic women, who "may be particularly susceptible to pelvic inflammatory diseases, psychological problems, and difficulty in marital relationships.
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In this context it is not surprising for the reader to learn that the porno star and broadly experienced Kitty is in fact anorgasmic before her transforming and of course "tender" encounter with the narrator.
I wish she had gotten a bit more specific about contemporary sex without orgasms, the sensations and emotions it may generate; sexual subcultures such as S/M and certain sexual healing groups that often favor anorgasmic sex; and the reasons that the question of orgasm was deemed crucial by second-wave feminism.