Treating female orgasmic disorder often depends on the cause, if it can be pinpointed. For example, if a woman is having problems reaching orgasm because of illness or medication, targeting those factors can certainly help.
Counseling or sex therapy are common treatment routes. Therapy can help a woman work through anxiety, depression, relationship problems, or past abuse.
Therapy can also help couples improve their communication skills. Some couples find it difficult to discuss sex. They may feel awkward or not know how to express what pleases them. A therapist can help them start and continue these conversations.
A sex therapist may have suggestions for sexual techniques that can be explored at home. A woman may learn new ways to masturbate to help her reach orgasm alone or with a partner. Couples can learn to expand their repertoire and find the activities that bring them the most pleasure. They may also try sensate focus, a technique that begins with nonsexual touching and gradually moves toward sexual touching. Sensate focus can help couples with relaxation, communication, and trust.