Female orgasmic disorder (FOD) refers to difficulty reaching orgasm. It may take a woman with FOD longer to have an orgasm. Or, she might not reach orgasm at all. These issues occur even though the woman is sexually excited. They cannot be explained by a medical condition or a substance, like medication.
FOD is persistent and causes the woman significant distress. It can also cause conflict in her relationships.
Female orgasmic disorder is the second most common sexual dysfunction for women. FOD is estimated to affect 16% to 28% of women in the United States, Europe, and Central and South America. In Asia, the rates range from 30% to 46%.