Home > Medical > Hearing management > News Updated 12 May 2014 200 Orgasms a day - is it even possible? Without control, some women with Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome could orgasm up to 200 times per day. It may sound like fun, but for sufferers it is more like hell. 1 Related This video of someone playing with Lego could give you an orgasm Woman rushed to hospital after 3-hour orgasm Things you didn’t know about her orgasm Ask Hearing Care expert » 7 week old baby smiles as he hears for the first time Deaf and drop-dead gorgeous The International Journal of Sexually-Transmitted Diseases and Aids has described a syndrome affecting women - non-stop sexual arousal that can last for months and cannot be satisfied regardless of the number of orgasms. The paper tentatively calls it Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome, or PSAS. It seems to affect only a small minority of women but the true extent is unclear. The study says that, despite the sniggering or smart remarks this condition may cause, the state of endless arousal can cripple a woman's life. Read: The secrets of female arousal is foundSometimes embarrassing and often humiliating, the condition is unwanted because it occurs in the absence of genuine sexual interest. Some women have been so depressed by the problem that they have even been driven to electroshock therapy. 'Distressing and perplexing' PSAS is a "distressing and perplexing condition," say the authors, David Goldmeier of St Mary's Hospital in London and Sandra Leiblum of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. "Women with this clinical experience find the symptoms unwelcome since the genital arousal is usually persistent, unprovoked and unrelieved by orgasm. Read: The truth about orgasms"Indeed, women with persistent genital arousal report a high degree of psychological distress and even suicidal thoughts." The syndrome is a physical disorder in which the labia, vulva and clitoris become engorged with blood, causing arousal. PSAS is different from the psychological condition of hypersexuality, the medical term for nymphomania. But the causes for the syndrome remain unclear because it is such a newly-identified and thus poorly-explored condition and those who suffer from it tend to do so in silence. Anecdotal evidence points to the entrapment of local nerves or a disorder in blood circulation around the genitals. Another suspected culprit is a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Some women who have discontinued with these drugs have reported PSAS symptoms that typically last a few days to a few weeks but which sometimes can last for more than 18 months. "Due to the reluctance of women to come forward we are unsure how common the problem is," said Goldmeier, urging women with PSAS not to feel marginalised. PSAS, the study notes, sheds light on a new aspect of women's sexuality, which is traditionally dominated by the problem of sexual dysfunction. Watch: real life stories of living with PSASRead more:CyberShrink on anti-depressants and sexual dysfunctionA look at different anti-depressants and their effect on the libidoImage: ShutterstockSource: Royal Society of Medicine More in Medical 7 week old baby smiles as he hears for the first time More: Hearing managementNews SPONSORED: We want your Facebook like Join our Facebook community and help us reach 100 000 likes fast! advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 1 comment Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Over 700 new Ebola cases reported in one week Medical British Ebola survivor flies to U.S. for blood donation Diet and nutrition What you're really eating when you order fried chicken Medical Yoga may help people with bipolar disorder Mental health How chronic stress causes behavioural problems Medical Severe shortage of organ donors in SA From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Cardiovascular risk factors Take care of your teeth. Anytime. Anywhere. Like us on facebook! Live healthier Knee pain relief » Knee injuries Test your knee pain knowledge Symptoms of knee pain Do you suffer from knee pain? Do you suffer from recurrent knee pain? It could be osteoarthritis... Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins Get your vitamins right Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.