persistent sexual arousal syndrome
   Also known as persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD). The acronym PSAS was introduced in or shortly before 2001 by the American sexuologist Sandra Leiblum to denote a persistent feeling of genital arousal in women which may last for days to weeks. Phenomenologically, the condition may be characterized as a protracted * sexual hallucination or the continuous feeling of being on the verge of an orgasm. It has nothing to do with hyperarousal or hypersexuality. Conceptually, PSAS constitutes the logical counterpart of sexual arousal disorder, a condition in which the ability to develop or maintain sexual arousal is diminished. PSAS would seem to occur only in women, mostly between ages 40 and 65. Its prevalence would seem to be extremely low, although it is suspected that it may be underreported. The etiology and pathophysiology of PSAS are basically unknown. In a few cases, it appears to be attributable to the use of trazodone or other drugs. Occasionally, it is attributable to somatic conditions such as a pelvic arterio-venous malformation.
   References
   Leiblum, S.R., Nathan, S.G. (2001). Persistent sexual arousal syndrome: A newly discovered pattern of female sexuality. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 27, 365-380.

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