Women’s orgasm obstacles: A qualitative study|
Nekoolaltak, Maryam; Keshavarz, Zohreh; Simbar, Masoumeh; Nazari, Ali Mohammad & Baghestani, Ahmad Reza
Background: Woman’s orgasm plays a vital role in sexual compatibility and
marital satisfaction. Orgasm in women is a learnable phenomenon that is influenced
by several factors.
Objective: The aim of this study is exploring obstacles to orgasm in Iranian married
Materials and Methods: This qualitative study with directed content analysis
approach was conducted in 2015-2016, on 20 Iranian married women who were
individually interviewed at two medical clinics in Tehran, Iran.
Results: Orgasm obstacles were explored in one category, 4 subcategories, and 25
codes. The main category was “Multidimensionality of women’s orgasm obstacles”.
Subcategories and some codes included: Physical obstacles (wife’s or husband’s
boredom, vaginal infection, insufficient vaginal lubrication), psychological obstacles
(lack of sexual knowledge, shame, lack of concentration on sex due to household
and children problems), relational obstacles (husband’s hurry, having a dispute and
annoyance with spouse) and contextual obstacles (Irregular sleep hours, lack of
privacy and inability to separate children’s bedroom from their parents, lack of
peace at home).
Conclusion: For prevention or treatment of female orgasm disorders, attention to
physical factors is not enough. Obtaining a comprehensive history about physical,
psychological, relational and contextual dimensions of woman’s life is necessary.
Female; Orgasm; Obstacles; Sexual satisfaction; Qualitative study.