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Cory Silverberg

Sex Question of the Week: Unwanted Orgasm Fixation

By October 7, 2013

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Scientists usually talk about sex as something natural, foundational to our existence given that without procreation humans would likely cease to be. I understand what they mean, but as someone who deals less with populations and more with people, I think about our sex lives as something far more precarious.

Our sex lives can be so easily thrown off course. The course not being some predestined, hardwired idea of what sex is supposed to be but instead a course guided by our desires and shaped by the every day obligations of our lives.

This week's sex question is from a woman whose sex life was going great, until it wasn't. This should be predictable. It happens, literally, to all of us. But when she stopped being able to have orgasms her boyfriend's idea of what great sex was, which until then worked just fine, became a problem that felt, and still feels, intractable.

Read More: Enjoying Sex Without Orgasm

Related: About.com Sex Questions and Answers

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