A New Jersey woman says she is in constant pain due to a rare medical condition that causes her to have as many as one hundred orgasms per day.
44-year-old Kim Ramsey, a nurse from Hertfordshire, England, who now resides in Montclair, was diagnosed with Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder — an incurable disease that results in prolonged periods of genital arousal unrelated to sexual desire.
It is thought her condition is caused by a Tarlov cyst that developed on her spine following a tumble she took down some stairs in 2001.
The orgasms began to trouble Ramsey in 2008, when she entered into a sexual relationship with a new partner. "I had constant orgasms for four days," she said. "I thought I was going mad."
She desperately tried to halt the sensation through various home remedies, but it persisted, resulting in over 200 orgasms over a period of 36 hours. "The pain and exhaustion was excruciating," she said.
In the aftermath of that episode, Ramsey says the slightest movement can triger an orgasm.
"Imagine feeling aroused for no reason other than you got up that day," she said. "I've even had one in public. I was travelling home on the train and it was a bit of a bumpy ride. Every jerk of the train or vibration made me more aroused and it was a 40-minute journey so there was nothing I could do. I just had to bite my lip and sit on my hands and hope no one noticed."
Specialists are at a loss on how to help, but Ramsey hopes a Persistent genital arousal disorder expert in London can finally find a solution to her problem. "Both women and men just don't seem to get it," she said. "They seem to think it's a great thing and, believe me, it's really not.