Meet a woman who is always….ready….and it’s not cool, man., not cool. She is in a perpetual state of ‘arousal’ and the doctors don’t know what to do for her. Not even headaches can turn her off. Not even the sound of a shoe shopping bell can alleviate her from her hungers (ok, shoe sales, yeah, that might be a tad bit sexist but I’m not running for political office so I’m sort of cool with that).
On a side note, no, I don’t have her number, her Facebook page, or twitter account name. Stop PM’ing me. Stop.
A young woman has spoken out about what it’s like to suffer from a very rare condition that meanss she’s constantly sexually aroused, which brings a lot of pain and discomfort.
23-year-old Amanda McLaughlin was diagnosed with persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD) in 2013.
“It’s not fun to be aroused all the time,” Amanda says in a BBC Three documentary. “It feels like you’re about to orgasm and then it never goes away. Would you want to have a raging boner 24/7? I don’t think so. It’s just non-stop.”
In the programme, Amanda reveals how she first started noticing something was different aged 13 or 14, but neither she nor her mother knew what was happening.
Aged 15-18, she says she masturbated “way more than a normal teenager would.”
Amanda’s whole family thought she was addicted to sex, and her mother still feels guilty about how she treated her daughter, thinking she was just a hypochondriac.
And Amanda now says that if she could go the rest of her life without orgasming, that would be “fine.”
She doesn’t leave her house much, and some days are better than others.
When her family found out Amanda had PGAD they all felt a huge sense of relief, finally giving Amanda validation and an explanation.