Becoming a Multi-Orgasmic Woman

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According to experts, as few as 30% of women achieve orgasm from intercourse. In her new book, The Multi-Orgasmic Woman, Rachel Carlton Abrams, MD, offers advice for achieving extended and multiple orgasms, combining the sexual wisdom of the East with the best of Western medical research. We talked about the techniques and exercises offered to increase "chi" or "life energy" that are supposed to help women learn how to reach intense, prolonged, whole-body orgasms when Abrams was our guest on July 5, 2005.

The opinions expressed herein are the guests' alone and have not been reviewed by a WebMD physician. If you have questions about your health, you should consult your personal physician. This event is meant for informational purposes only.

MODERATOR:
Welcome to WebMD Live, Dr. Abrams. Thank you for joining us today.

ABRAMS:
I'm so happy to be here.

MODERATOR:
Can any woman become multi-orgasmic?

ABRAMS:
I believe that almost any woman can become multi-orgasmic. There are a few conditions that could prevent women from having orgasms and thankfully, these are rare. Some of them include injury to the pelvic area, severe and chronic medical illnesses, or prior surgery to the pelvic area. But these are certainly in the minority of women. The great majority of women have learned to have orgasm or have multiple orgasms given the right information and support.

MODERATOR:
What are the first steps a woman needs to make towards becoming multi-orgasmic, especially considering that as few as 30% of women achieve orgasm from intercourse?

ABRAMS:
At the beginning of The Multi-Orgasmic Woman , I give a quiz that asks about every aspect of a woman's life, including her health, her relationships, medications, sexual past experiences, and current partner and sexual experience. This helps women identify whatever areas of their life might be holding them back from their full sexual pleasure.

The majority of women who complain of sexual problems in the United States have trouble with decreased desire or decreased libido. I devote an entire chapter to this because it is so important. There are many things women can do to increase desire. Desire is important because it is desire, or sexual energy, that allows women to build up the desire they need to reach orgasm or multiple orgasms. In The Multi-Orgasmic Woman I give many exercises and also questions to women that help them find their own desires and increase it in their life and in their bodies to facilitate orgasm and multiple orgasms.

The second component that is necessary for orgasm or multiple orgasm is knowing your pleasure anatomy -- identifying your particular hot spots and exactly what it is that you need to do for yourself or ask for to have full pleasure.

"Some antidepressants, such as Wellbutrin, do not cause decreased sexual desire or orgasmic ability."

MODERATOR:
Can you give us some examples of things women can do to build desire?

ABRAMS:
One of the exercises that I recommend in the desire chapter is that women identify the most important components of what helped them feel desire in their last satisfying sexual encounter, whether it was the environment, being free from stress, having a particular partner, and whether any of these things can be incorporated into their current life more strongly.

It is also important to remove any roadblocks to desire, which could include medications, such as antidepressants, high blood pressure medications, or even birth control pills or patches.

MODERATOR:
If however, one needs these medications, what can be done?

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