persistent sexual arousal syndrome

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A rare sexual dysfunction of unknown aetiology causing unwanted and intrusive physiological responses characteristic of sexual arousal, without conscious sexual excitement or desire, triggered by sexual or nonsexual stimuli, persisting for hours to days and not subsiding in response to orgasm. It was discovered and named by the US psychiatrists Sandra R(isa) Leiblum (born 1943) and Sharon G. Nathan in an article in the Journal of Sexual and Marital Therapy in 2001. Compare female orgasmic disorder, hypoactive sexual desire disorder. PSAS abbrev.

Subjects: Psychology.

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