A New Jersey woman suffers a rare incurable medical condition that gives her up to 100 orgasms a day.
The 44-year-old nurse originally from Hertfordshire, England and now living in Montclair, N.J. says that she is constantly aroused and even the slightest of movements can trigger a full-blown climax.
Kim Ramsey is diagnosed with Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD), an incurable and very rare condition that results in sudden and frequent feelings of genital arousal unrelated to sexual desire or subjective arousal.
She says that even the slightest pelvic movement, either on a train, in a car or doing household chores, can trigger a climax, and her frequent, unrelenting orgasms has left her exhausted, in pain and unable to have a normal relationship.
"Other women wonder how to have an orgasm," she told The Sun. "I wonder how to stop mine."
Doctors believe that her condition is caused by a Tarlov cyst that developed at a point on her spine where a woman's orgasm originates after an accident in 2001 when she fell down some stairs.
Ramsey first noticed the problem in 2008 after having sex with a new boyfriend.
"I had constant orgasms for four days. I thought I was going mad," she told the UK-based paper. "We tried everything to make it stop. Squats, deep breathing, I even sat on frozen peas but the orgasms and sexual arousal continued for 36 hours - I must have had around 200 orgasms during that period. The pain and exhaustion was excruciating."
She feels like she no longer has control over her own body.
"Imagine feeling aroused for no reason other than you got up that day," she said, according to the Daily Mail. "I've even had one in public. I was travelling home on the train and it was a bit of a bumpy ride."
"Every jerk of the train or vibration made me more aroused and it was a 40-minute journey so there was nothing I could do," she added. "I just had to bite my lip and sit on my hands and hope no one noticed."
While sensations experienced by PGAD sufferers may seem like arousal, they are not actually triggered by any sexual desire, thoughts or behavior, and it is not associated to libido.
Any pressure on the genitals can result in increased intensity and bring on the urge to urinate.
Many people suffer in silence and do not report the condition because of shame guilt or fear of rejection.
"Both women and men just don't seem to get it - they seem to think it's a great thing and, believe me, it's really not," she said.
Ramsey has gone to several specialists, but doctors remain perplexed and unable to help.
In fact, Ramsey only received an official diagnosis in June by doctors in Pennsylvania, and she is planning on travelling to London next month to see a PGAD expert.
"At the moment I am able to work. But without the correct treatment this condition can limit my ability to work. I don't want that. It's already destroyed my chance of having a relationship," she said.
Published by Medicaldaily.com