‘The Purple Girl’ by Mayank Chhaya (Imagine that she is climaxing)
Today’s post was originally going to be about how I have a hard time comprehending conservative pundit Dinesh D’Souza’s scholarly constructs, particularly his barely hidden contempt for President Barack Obama cleverly packaged inside a complex historiosociopoliticocultural argument.
(Historiosociopoliticocultural, as you might have suspected, is not a word but the circumstances under which I am writing this post, it will have to do).
My congenitally low intelligence, however, would not let me get a grip on D’Souza’s profound insights into what shapes Obama’s worldview and how he is deliberately presiding over America’s decline. I would just point you to this 2010 piece in The Economist to counter D’Souza’s rather ridiculous theorizing about the American president. Incidentally, ‘2016: Obama’s America’, a documentary written, produced, co-directed and narrated by D’Souza has become a major hit.
Mercifully, I was rescued by a story in The Sun newspaper about what is being described as a Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder. Women suffering from this “disorder” experience frequent orgasms, sometime as many as 200, without necessarily having to engage in copulation.
James Mills of The Sun reports the case of Kim Ramsey, a 44-year-old nurse originally from Hitchin, Herts, but now living in Montclair in New Jersey, who “feels constantly aroused and the slightest movement can trigger a climax.” She first noticed her condition in 2008 when after having sex with her boyfriend she experienced orgasms for four days straight.
Mills quotes her as saying, “I had constant orgasms for four days. I thought I was going mad. It also happened with a new partner and I even tried sitting on frozen peas.”
Since the churlish/flippant side of my brain is often the first to respond to such information, my immediate question was—Why is this state of eternal orgasm called a disorder? Simultaneously though, I also knew why this could be a very difficult condition to have. A few multiple orgasms, with or without an obliging man, can be a blissful experience but to have a condition where even a slight movement can cause one to climax becomes very difficult to deal with.
Apparently, there is a good enough number of women who report this condition for it to have been given the gravity of serious nomenclature like “Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder.” Only those who have it would know whether the upsides to this disorder outnumber the downsides. I would imagine that to have orgasms lasting four days is slightly more uncomfortable than an erection lasting four hours.
Once you get past the inescapable humor in this condition, you do understand that this is a rather unpleasant problem to have.
On a separate note, why is it that only The Sun finds such stories? I suppose it has an obligation towards its 2.6 million plus daily subscribers.
Let me make you a deal. The day The Sun writes about Dinesh D’Souza’s historiosociopoliticocultural theories, I would buy into them uncritically.