Effects Of Persistent Genital Arousal Syndrome

She is suffering from Persistent Genital Arousal Syndrome, possibly caused by over-masturbation.

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I've been masturbating (clitoral rubbing, no vibrator) since age 6. I've never had a problem with sexual orgasm, although I noticed that it did take a long time for me to climax. I just turned 39, and for the last two years, my orgasms have been mind-blowing and extremely intense! Now I've discovered that I have PSAS, and only masturbation and an orgasm can stop the clitoral pain/swelling. I've been off the pill for two years now, almost exactly when my PSAS occurred, and I also smoke marijuana. Any advice for my options?


Persistent Genital Arousal Syndrome (PGAS), known as PSAS, is a spontaneous and persistent genital arousal, with or without orgasm or genital engorgement. It is not related to nymphomania or satyriasis. Physical arousal can be very intense, persisting for extended periods, days or weeks at a time. Orgasm can sometimes provide temporary relief, but within hours the symptoms return. The symptoms can be debilitating, preventing concentration on mundane tasks. Some situations, such as riding in an automobile or train, vibrations from mobile phones, and even going to the toilet can aggravate the syndrome unbearably.
The symptoms of Persistent Genital Arousal Syndrome include inflammation of the clitoris, vulva, G-spot, uterus, cervix, urethra, and bladder as well as pains in the clitoris, pelvic area, bladder, urethra, joints, and stomach. Other symptoms include headaches, dizziness, vertigo, frequent urination urgency, vaginal fluid leakage, semen/precum leakage, spontaneous orgasms, fatigue, exhaustion, and other body pains and cramps.
PGAS can arise from a cyst, fibroid, tumor or cancer outgrowth or any inflammation in the urethra, clitoris, vagina, cervix and uterus. In addition, an excess of prostaglandin E2 can directly stimulate these areas, leading to sexual arousal. And when your pituitary gland fails to release sufficient prolactin, you have no way of suppressing sexual arousal and orgasm urgency.
So why does this happen? One reason is excessive masturbation. You need both oxytocin and prolactin in your bloodstream to feel sexually being satisfied at the end of sex, but masturbation won't induce much oxytocin release. However, masturbation can produce a lot of prostaglandin E2 in your clitoris, urethra, and vagina. Since you've been masturbating regularly since age six, this could be a likely cause.
A second reason is consumption of dairy products. Many dairy producers are using analog prostaglandin E2 to induce cows into heat in order to produce milk. Consuming non-organic dairy products leads to an intake in residual prostaglandin E2 analog, which can cause PGAS.
Thirdly, pregnancy can lead to PGAS. A pregnant woman's clitoris, vulva, uterus, cervix and pelvic cavity are swollen and enlarged without pains by Prostaglandin E1, E2 and E3, oxytocin, nitric oxide, and estrogen. If the liver won't release sufficient SHGB protein, causing the pituitary to release a high level of oxytocin with a low level of prolactin, pregnancy will boost sexual desire and orgasm responses, possibly leading to PGAS or even miscarriage.
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pgadsupport posted on Sun, 08/25/2013 - 18:01
Not a problem Alex--thank you for corrections--

It is very important so that people really understand what is happening from an educational point of view, but I can asure you that no one really understands like those who have it.

The support group offers a safe place to discuss something that is so personal that it would not be shared with others---but the courage to is another strength of being a part of the groups.

I appreciate your time and covering this disorder--


Jeannie Allen
Founder of PGAD support groups
World Advocate on this rare pelvic pain disorder
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pgadsupport posted on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 13:38
Hi Alex--

The name is PGAD and nothing else.

PGAS is a name a researcher gave it in the Netherlands however there is only ONE name for it---the problem is, doctors start trial and error treatment and then give it their own name for notoriety sake. I know who Dr. Waldinger is in the Netherlands who took it upon himself to rename it.

PSAS is what Dr. Sandra Leiblum out of Robert Wood U in NJ named it when she first discovered the pattern in patients she saw. She is the very first one to name it and that stood for Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome. Then when she saw how the media twisted my interviews and made it all about the arousal and orgams instead of the fact there are underlying causes she herself renamed it because Sexual sounded too much like SEX---and it is a genital arousal with zero thoughts of sex. So that's how it became PGAD (Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder) and if you check with Rutgers University in NJ, Dr. Barry Komasurik who is a professor and researcher and a former collegue of Sandra Leiblum's (who unfortunately passed away a few years ago from a stroke she suffered while riding her bike which caused her to fall and also suffer head trauma) calls it PGAD. There are other doctors here in the states who are treating women and they all call it PGAD. A few of the women have Restless Legs but by far not the majority. It is a very complex disorder where one symptom does not apply to all. In fact there are a variety of other things going on. No one is the same which is very unfortunate.

There's no research in India and most likely no doctors treating it either. What happens is an interview that gets published in a magazine gets syndicated around the world and then others will tell the same story with a twist to put their name on it--journalists, doctors etc.

Trust me--I've been at the fore-front of this disorder for as many years as it's been known so I pretty much am connected to all the truth and know when it's false.

Only a few women suffer restless legs, but I have over 600 members, both men AND women suffer this and about 2% have restless legs. Not your fault, but just want the facts to be facts out there.

I am still going to enjoy the rest of the site because I have taken a holistic approach to my own PGAD which has helped significantly with keeping the intense feelings as low as possible-  


Jeannie Allen
Founder of PGAD support groups
World Advocate on this rare pelvic pain disorder
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Alex posted on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 14:52
I apologize. That is very informative information. I will definitely add that to my knowledge. Thank you for clarifying it. From now on it is PGAD, and PGAD only. I had no clue that was behind the name. People do like to make minor changes and take credit for the very little part they had in something that already existed and rename it as you mentioned. 

You have great knowledge and I am sure herballove readers would love to read what you just replied to me. Clears things up and as you said, tells the truth. I thank you for enhancing my knowledge in this field and I hope to pass the information as you did yourself to me. 

Good luck! Stay healthy my friend.
Good luck! Stay healthy my friend.
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pgadsupport posted on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 11:24
The correct name of this disorder is PGAD not PSAS or PGAS...please research properly!

Other than that the article has some good information on herbal choices.

Jeannie Allen
Founder of PGAD support groups
World Advocate on this rare pelvic pain disorder
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Alex posted on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 13:05
I believe the concern section, where PSAS is mentioned mostly, are emails sent in from people looking for help. So the person who sent in the concern must have been confused. Luckily, you corrected that.

PGAD is also referred to as PGAS however. I have info here that I found myself while doing some research.

 "Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder, also known as PGAD or Restless Genital Syndrome or Persistent Genital Arousal Syndrome (PGAS), is a condition characterized by unrelenting, spontaneous and uncontainable genital arousal in females."

 They mean the exact same thing. I found another site that mentioned PGAS as well and it was an indian site. I guess that's where the confusion is coming from. But, they are the same thing. You are definitely right about the PSAS however. I will email them to fix it asap.
Good luck! Stay healthy my friend.
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