How do illnesses affect the ability to orgasm?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Certain illnesses may affect a person's ability to orgasm. Obviously, illnesses or other medical conditions that affect the genital area may affect a person's ability to orgasm. This is also the case for people that have undergone surgery that affects the genitals or reproductive system, such as women who undergo hysterectomies. Other illnesses, like diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological diseases may cause problems with the ability to orgasm. This is especially true of any condition that decreases sensation in the genital area, but it can also be true of any conditions that cause you to be fatigued or otherwise stressed.

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