frigidity


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Synonyms for frigidity

Synonyms for frigidity

sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse

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Nonsensical and unacceptable indications were also identified in the case of problems without medical causes, or at least not hormone-derived: frigidity, nervous disturbances, senility, obesity and so on.
Dunn similarly credits the Bells with the formation of "a pervasive attitude towards Virginia and sexuality, one which [Woolf] did little to counter, and on which the whole suggestion of her sexual frigidity was based" (186).
Symptoms include high fever, convulsion and frigidity around the neck area.
Based on this information the patient was given a diagnosis of primary (having never experienced orgasm) or secondary (currently unable to experience orgasm) frigidity.
But I may well say if possible, as those who have not experienced it, cannot figure to themselves the extreme frigidity of a temperature from 18 to 27 degrees below zero, that is, from 50 to 59 degrees below freezing.
Having been labeled frigid, D'or, determined to refute that label, went to a bar where she spotted a young man on his own who possibly would facilitate her loss of frigidity.
The buds of iris unguicularis start to unfurl as the reality of winter begins to sink in, as though the garden was offering some compensation for its frigidity.
Wolf has some interesting perspectives on sexual stereotypes around female frigidity, and inorgasmia (the inability to experience orgasm) in heterosexual encounters.
Its success led to a nationally telecast program, and subsequent latenight shows that addressed such taboo subjects as menopause, frigidity, impotence and sexual enjoyment.
Frances Smith filed in 1893 as her marriage was not consummated because her husband was incapable "by reason of the frigidity and impotency or other defect of the parts of generation".
He proceeds to "a horrible experience I know of also" where "a young girl that took LSD" who "I guess she had a sexual problem, one of inadequacy and frigidity.
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Despite the frigidity of Martian air, the proximity of other instruments meant that the CheMin's charge-coupled device (CCD) that collects the X-ray information would have trouble maintaining a temperature cool enough to operate efficiently.
Through the trajectory of Hollywood's lesbian discourse, the book explores not only sexual presentation and gender performance in film, but also how concepts such as frigidity, homosociality, motherhood, domesticity and career ambition were deployed to pathologise lesbianism and bolster the Cold War sexual agenda.
What could have been a Sweeney Todd-esque exploration of cannibalism and human nature comes across as overstuffed (pun intended), with comments on gender equality and modern frigidity that muddle the plot and humor.