3/24/18 (Art by @coniaii) 8:00 P.M.
Thoughts: Okay, so, this is gonna be another one of those uncomfortably honest posts. I have to confess: My sex drive’s been through the roof today at incredibly awkward times. It’s been awful, because I haven’t been able to do anything about it (my boyfriend’s about to catch it, though). But, at least it wears off, y’know?
However, did you know that there are instances when that shit does NOT wear off? Can you imagine having to deal with throbbing in your nether regions that doesn’t go away, even AFTER you climax? That’s PGAD.
PGAD (or Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder), according to the International Society for Sexual Medicine website, “occurs when women have ongoing feelings of genital arousal that are not associated with sexual feelings or activity.” Symptoms of this disorder, still according to the same website, can include “a tingling feeling in the clitoris; genital irritation, throbbing, pressure or pain; vaginal contractions; increased blood flow to the vaginal walls (vaginal congestion), [and] spontaneous orgasms.”
Now, if you look at this without REALLY thinking about it, your first thought might be, “That sounds like a FUN time!” But, it’s not. The women who deal with this disorder feel humiliated, alone and ashamed. They oftentimes isolate themselves to avoid any judgment, awkwardness, or having to explain. This can also lead to tarnished relationships, since men may feel inadequate if women with this disorder are still experiencing arousal after sex.
I found out about this disorder from a @bbcthree YouTube video titled “The Woman Who Is Constantly Sexually Aroused”. Subsequently, I watched a few others, because I was intrigued by this disorder. Unfortunately, not a lot of people are aware of it, AND there aren’t specific causes known for it. These women are suffering. And that’s why I wanted to bring this up.
I really hope this disorder sees more coverage, research, and diagnoses, since many women may have this, and not even know what’s wrong. This is detrimental to mental health, too. It’s not a conventional issue, but STILL serious.
Creating time during the week to hit pause and take an inventory of how things are going (with life, yourself, relationships, goals, etc.) is an important practice of self-care.
How do you like to check-in with yourself? Comment below with an emoji or fill in the blank!
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Sometimes you have to remind yourself how fare you have come
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Probably my all time favorite dōTERRA oil (although it’s so hard to choose)
But seriously, if I’ve had a stressful or tiring day this is my go-to EO. I love the smell. It’s so calming and just really helps me to relax after a long day. Plus it smells amazing (I love to wear it as a perfume) and it actually interacts with your bodies chemistry to create a unique scent!
Goodnight world, this girl had 3 more twelve hour shifts and then... it’s VACAY time!