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moistninja
Oct 19, 2012


Tragically both of the women who have had this debilitating illness have committed suicide. Although the story can make one 'snicker' it is also could be a catalyst for a great horror/scifi/Lifetime movie. My thoughts go out to her family.

"A woman who was featured in a Tampa Bay Times story that dealt with a rare sexual disorder was found dead of suicide late Saturday at her home in Spring Hill, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office."


This is the first article when she still had hope:
http://www.tampabay.com/features/hu...ecstasy/1263980

This is the article after she...you know:
http://www.tampabay.com/news/health...icle1264559.ece

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gary oldmans diary
Sep 26, 2005

fantastic


The Article posted:

As a child she had been molested for years by a neighbor. He had called it her punishment for being bad. Did that have anything to do with it?
I'm no detective, but this kind of stands out as significant.

Suzuki Method
Mar 11, 2012



Hogburto posted:

I'm no detective, but this kind of stands out as significant.

Yeah, what the gently caress?

quote:

There had been no accident, no surgery, no life-changing event to explain it.

quote:

As a child she had been molested

sweet thursday
Sep 16, 2012



Y'all haven't been raped by a neighbor?

One Legged Cat
Aug 31, 2004

DAY I GOT COOKIE

It seems like the condition didn't start until decades later though, when it just sorta "switched on" and stayed that way continually. The same thing happened to me with insomnia, so it sounds more like a brain chemical issue.

Either way though, I can't imagine how hellish her life must've been. Like being forced to starve and have a platter of hot food dangled in front of you 24/7.

e: And when she tried to explain it to anyone it wasn't often taken seriously. Horrible.

Miss Areola Canasta
Oct 14, 2007

"You lookin' at me?"


I saw that tv special they mention. It was something else. Who'd think that'd be something to give thanks for: that I'm not painfully aroused all the time. But yes, I recommend the 20/20 special.

Suzuki Method
Mar 11, 2012



I couldn't imagine the pain that would cause. And it's so sad that she killed herself a day after the article went up-- so many doctors and fellow sufferers were about to try and contact her and reach out to her.

DarkUltim8Hedgehog
Dec 5, 2012



quote:

Over the previous 16 years it had turned her from an outgoing young woman with an active romantic life into a hermit, forced to masturbate for hours for just a few minutes of relief.

16 years of constant masturbation?

Perhaps she experienced more pleasure in her tragically short lifetime than I have in my entire existence.

Chrisis
Jan 17, 2006
"Tish and Tosh, and old wet fish. Cries of 'Bravo!'"

It never ceases to amaze me how much our bodies/minds try to sabotage us.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

tighten up tone down tuen thuen

Weird, for guys this is just called "puberty."

Mr.48
May 1, 2007


Just to clarify, this isnt nymphomania, which is a purely psychological condition. This is more like having a constant, painful boner.

nudejedi
Mar 5, 2002

Shanghai Tippytap

http://youtu.be/OYtsbX3F9zI Cephalic Carnage made a song about this.

rand
Apr 25, 2003


I bet she didn't even get to try Risperdal. knocked my sex drive right out. and all pleasure in my life. the only brief moments of pleasure were from cigarettes

Anansi
Dec 24, 2010

Hoarding your wisdom


DarkUltim8Hedgehog posted:

16 years of constant masturbation?

Perhaps she experienced more pleasure in her tragically short lifetime than I have in my entire existence.
This sounds less than pleasurable, more nightmarish:
"When your every waking hour feels as though you are in the middle of sexual intercourse that never comes to a satisfying end, it is a very terrible feeling".
"Men don't understand it. They don't care. They think it's hot . . . When I describe it to men, I tell them, 'Imagine having an erection that does not go down, that feeling of just before it comes out, all day, all night, no matter how many times, no matter how much you've destroyed the skin on your penis."

Sounds similar to feeling the urge to sneeze constantly- being on the brink of a sneeze with your nose tingling and eyes watering and hoping for that second of relief when you finally get it out, but then the feeling starts again immediately and never stops.

Edit- I remember seeing an interview years ago with a woman who was describing the symptoms and spontaneous orgasms and one of her responses to someone saying "Oh that doesn't sound so bad" was a story about how bad it got the day she was sitting between her mother and father in church during a funeral service. That story still makes me cringe.

Taliaquin
Dec 13, 2009

Turtle flu


This is really sad. I also watched the program on these women and others like them, and they seemed so miserable. The constant discomfort and even pain of being like this really disrupted their lives and affected their relationships with their partners and children. Some of them just seemed perpetually humiliated and depressed, and it's sad to see that they couldn't find any relief from it.

EDIT for clarification: The program I saw had four women in it.

the black husserl
Feb 25, 2005



Godholio posted:

Weird, for guys this is just called "puberty."

Actually they call it a priapism and the cure involves a needle to the loving genitals.

I don't think they should use the word "arousal" for this condition because it leads to a million unfunny jokes. Yes we get it, guys would kill for this problem! Ha ha!

ookuwagata
Aug 25, 2007

I love you this much!

Given the how misogynistic society still is regarding female sexuality, these stories ending in suicide is tragically unsurprising. The way the doctors joked and dismissed her problems, and especially how the judge accused her of trying to defraud the state reeks heavily of slut-shaming.

^^^Anyone who makes that joke probably should OD on Cialis and see how long they're still laughing once the painful priapism sets in.

chemosh6969
Jul 3, 2004
Walker...is a dangerous man..! Lee Marvin IS Walker, in Point Blank!


I'm so tired I thought the thread title was "The Curse of President Genital Arousal" and thought it'd be about some people that get sexually excited whenever they see/think about whoever the current President is.

Previa_fun
Nov 10, 2004

Aww, so I had my slant on. Lay off me!


rand posted:

I bet she didn't even get to try Risperdal. knocked my sex drive right out. and all pleasure in my life. the only brief moments of pleasure were from cigarettes

Unfortunately if you let doctors know that you know anything about medications you get labeled a drug seeker and prescribed aspirin for the rest of your life.

Underwhelmed
Mar 7, 2004

He took his vorpal sword in hand,
Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree
And stood awhile in thou

the black husserl posted:

Actually they call it a priapism and the cure involves a needle to the loving genitals.

I don't think they should use the word "arousal" for this condition because it leads to a million unfunny jokes. Yes we get it, guys would kill for this problem! Ha ha!

Priapism isn't due to arousal, it's a circulatory issue.


Previa_fun posted:

Unfortunately if you let doctors know that you know anything about medications you get labeled a drug seeker and prescribed aspirin for the rest of your life.

Medical Record
Previa_Fun: Difficult Patient. This person knows about drugs, nothing but aspirin from now on.

John Big Booty
Jan 31, 2008
Living in the 8th Dimension, things get rough.


Previa_fun posted:

Unfortunately if you let doctors know that you know anything about medications you get labeled a drug seeker and prescribed aspirin for the rest of your life.
That is not likely to happen with risperidal.

Darth123123
Jan 26, 2006



DarkUltim8Hedgehog posted:

16 years of constant masturbation?

Perhaps she experienced more pleasure in her tragically short lifetime than I have in my entire existence.

Did you actually watch the videos of her? How about the fact she killed herself because of this? 3 posts and your career is off to a roaring start.

On topic, I missed why any meds were not working to at least lessen her issue. I know they say its physical, not psych, but we have meds that work for either right? IANAD

Yawgmoth
Sep 10, 2003



chemosh6969 posted:

I'm so tired I thought the thread title was "The Curse of President Genital Arousal" and thought it'd be about some people that get sexually excited whenever they see/think about whoever the current President is.
I've heard of much, much stranger fetishes.

Laterbase
May 18, 2011


I'm no doctor but couldn't they have cut some nerves? Or given some pills like lithium or something? Surely it's not that difficult to make someone's genitals numb with the marvels of science?

HD DAD
Jan 13, 2010

Generic white guy.

Huh, this happened like 5 miles north of where I'm from. My hometown is weird as gently caress. At least it wasn't the usual meth lab explosion.

PrBacterio
Jul 19, 2000


Laterbase posted:

I'm no doctor but couldn't they have cut some nerves? Or given some pills like lithium or something? Surely it's not that difficult to make someone's genitals numb with the marvels of science?
Apparently the problem was more that no doctors were willing to take her condition seriously in the first place. If any of them had done so, then I'm sure that, like you say, they would've been able to find some way to relieve her symptoms, at the least.

veedubfreak
Apr 2, 2005



John Big Booty posted:

That is not likely to happen with risperidal.

So is someone going to tell us what risperidal is? I don't want it in my search history.

Shithouse Dave
Aug 5, 2007
Probation
Can't post for 20 hours!


Laterbase posted:

I'm no doctor but couldn't they have cut some nerves? Or given some pills like lithium or something? Surely it's not that difficult to make someone's genitals numb with the marvels of science?

From the article it sounds like one of the ladies from the 60 minutes special found some success with Botox to the clit. However, with no medical insurance, almost certainly no prospect of getting any with the unemployment and pre-existing condition (cause you KNOW the insurance dicks would be the one entity that recognized it as a condition), and doctors either having no experience with the condition or straight up dismissing it, it would have been really difficult to try it out.

That poor lady, I hope she's at peace now.

Lolie
Jun 4, 2010


John Big Booty posted:

That is not likely to happen with risperidal.

Yeah, anti-psychotics don't have a lot of recreational abuse potential. If anything, the danger is that once you're put on one psych med and it doesn't work they'll just keep adding more whether they work or not.

I wonder whether they tried anything like Gabapentin, though. Although it's gaining a reputation as a psych drug, one of it's uses is treating weird types of pain reactions.

veedubfreak posted:

So is someone going to tell us what risperidal is? I don't want it in my search history.

It's an anti-psychotic.

quote:

I'm no doctor but couldn't they have cut some nerves?

You're talking about a region which has thousands of nerve endings - which is why the woman who took the drastic measure of having her clitoris removed continued to suffer the disorder.

Guavanaut
Nov 27, 2009


veedubfreak posted:

So is someone going to tell us what risperidal is? I don't want it in my search history.
It's an antipsychotic. Many of them cause sexual dysfunction.

ayekappy
Aug 22, 2004

Brie Cheesin'

This is the one time a clitoridectomy might have actually helped someone. Then again if it kept going on afterwards that would just a whole new level of hell.

Loden Taylor
Aug 11, 2003

Let me guess. The surface of the Sun? Only dream I ever have. Every time I shut my eyes, it's always the same.


ayekappy posted:

This is the one time a clitoridectomy might have actually helped someone. Then again if it kept going on afterwards that would just a whole new level of hell.

Yeah, about that...

quote:

One woman went further. She chose to have her clitoris removed and discovered it made no difference.

ayekappy
Aug 22, 2004

Brie Cheesin'

Loden Taylor posted:

Yeah, about that...

Ooops, didn't catch that one. Saw the Botox clit one etc.

Spamtron7000
Oct 15, 2003

I broke up with a girl because her older sister was too hot and I ended up preferring masturbating while thinking about the older sister vs. actually sleeping with the younger.


I came to this thread expecting photoshops of boners in inappropriate situations. I leave disappointed.

permabanned
Aug 12, 2008

優しい野菜


Isn't the default physiological state of the human body aroused, provided by the autonomous nervous system?
The central nervous system keeps it inhibited through, and when we sleep it cycles through the state many times a night due to metabolic changes.

DarkUltim8Hedgehog
Dec 5, 2012



permabanned posted:

Isn't the default physiological state of the human body aroused, provided by the autonomous nervous system?
The central nervous system keeps it inhibited through, and when we sleep it cycles through the state many times a night due to metabolic changes.

There are many different kinds of arousal. Even fear is a form of arousal.

Catman Begins
Dec 1, 2004

I am the night.


Pretty much everything in that article points to it being a psychological problem. Poor woman.

Lolie
Jun 4, 2010


DarkUltim8Hedgehog posted:

There are many different kinds of arousal. Even fear is a form of arousal.

If I remember correctly, the physiological process of arousal is exactly the same whether it's triggered by "positive" or "negative" stimuli - eg excitement versus fear. In both cases, the body pumps out the same chemicals, pupils dilate, heart rate and respiration increase, etc. It's the subjective experience of the process which differs depending on whether arousal occurs in response to something "pleasant" or unpleasant".

quote:

Pretty much everything in that article points to it being a psychological problem. Poor woman.

Why do you conclude that? There are a whole range of disorders where the body doesn't switch off a physical response or switches on an inappropriate physical response. They're not well understood, but modern medicine no longer regards them as psychosomatic. I think there's a high probability that if you suffer a physical disorder which medicine can neither explain nor treat over a long period of time that you're likely to develop some psychological issues, but that's more likely to be a symptom than a cause.

Zohn
Jul 21, 2006

Trust me, pinko, you ain't half he-man enough for Mickey Spillane's Rye Whisky.

Persistent Genital Arousal? Hah, I had a bout of that from 13 to 22!

But seriously, that poor lady. The thought that some weird chemical switch can flip somewhere deep in your head one day and ruin your life constantly freaks me out.

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Prolonged Priapism
Dec 21, 2007
Holy hookrat Sally smoking crack in the alley!

Yeah, I have this same problem.

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