For a man living with 100 orgasms a day, the experience is less than pleasurable. It’s plainly embarrassing and has affected every aspect of his personal and public life.
Dale Decker had never heard of Persistent Genital Arousal Syndrome (PGAS) until 2012. As he was getting out of a chair, he slipped a disk in his back, and his life has changed in ways he couldn’t have imagined. On his way to the hospital, after the injury, he experienced the first five orgasms and hasn’t stopped since.
To many this may sound like a lot of complaining — after all, to most sexually active people having an orgasm is the ultimate high. But the Two Rivers, Wisconsin resident paints a desperate picture and says the episodes have left him isolated from family and society, for fear of having one of 100 orgasms a day in public.
One of the most embarrassing episodes came during what was one of the most painful moments of the man’s life, the passing of his dad. The 37-year-old married, father of two explains how he had some of his 100 orgasms that day.
“Imagine being on your knees at your father’s funeral beside his casket – saying goodbye to him and then you have nine orgasms right there.”
“While your whole family is standing behind you. It makes you never want to have another orgasm for as long as you live. There’s nothing pleasurable about it because even though it might feel physically good – you’re completely disgusted by what’s going on.”
Decker is living a nightmare and has had orgasms in front of his kids, “it’s disgusting, and it can break you real fast.”
While the man is suffering 100 orgasms a day, it has nothing to do with his wife, April, 33, who is trying to be supportive, but is finding it very hard to live with the excruciating condition. Things are so bad that the couple no longer sleep on the same bed.
“We really struggle right now as he is unable to work and supply for his family, and I feel like all the strain is on me. It’s really upsetting, we don’t do things that man and wife should do, and we argue over things that should not be affecting us.”
According to a website dedicated to PGAS (previously known as Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome), the unwanted condition has no sexual basis.
“The syndrome is characterized by unrelenting, unwanted, persistent and intrusive genital arousal.”
“The condition manifests itself as sexual arousal that occurs apart from any of the physical or psychological stimuli that trigger normal arousal.”
The site states that the most likely cause for the disease is neuropathy — damage in the nerves — of one of branches of the Nervus Pudendus, the so called Nervus Dorsalis Clitorides/Penis. No cure exists thus far. However, some treatment can help people who suffer from multiple orgasms per day.
It was initially believed that the condition affected mostly menopausal women, but Dale Decker’s case is indicative that it can affect men as well. Research suggests even children can suffer from PGAS.
Dr. Dena Harris, a gynecologist in New York City who has worked mostly with women, suggests Decker needs to seek help.
“Being aroused can be a wonderful thing, but this is not like arousal, it’s not even sexual. It’s a horrendous spasm and it can be terribly painful. Suicide is always a concern when people suffer from this condition — they feel like they have no other way to escape it.”
What for many is one of the most pleasurable experiences in life has become a frustrating, exhausting experience and Decker’s 100 orgasms a day has affected his life in unimaginable ways.
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