A Florida woman has up to 50 orgasms a day due to a rare medical condition, and has been ordered to abstain from sexual contact.
Amanda Gryce, 24, told the Daily Mail she has suffered from Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder since she was six. “It’s not pleasurable,” Gryce said. “It has become like torture.”
She is constantly aroused by anything from riding in a car to a loud bass, reports the Daily Mail. The orgasms are uncontrollable and sometimes happen five or ten times in an hour — even in public.
‘It kills me inside,” Gryce said. “I just have to put on a smile and pretend that nothing’s wrong.”
She didn’t seek help until recently because she was ashamed, and has had trouble getting doctors to take her condition seriously. But she is now working with Dr. Robert Echenberg, a pelvic pain expert, to manage her condition and reduce the intensity of the orgasms.
“Taking control over the disorder rather then it controlling me is a dream come true,” said Gryce. She said she takes medication to numb the areas and exercises to keep her mind off it.
She and her boyfriend, Stuart Triplett, 22, are now celibate under doctor’s orders, although she used sex in the past as a coping mechanism. It was difficult to explain her disorder to Triplett, Gryce said, “but he’s so supportive, he completely understands and he is just my rock.”
Triplett told The Daily Mail it was love at first sight with Gryce — the two met through an online dating website. “Dealing with her symptoms at first was kind of a challenge, because I didn’t quite know how to approach it the right way,” said Triplett.
Gryce was once at the point of despair, but is hopeful she can take control of her condition through treatment. “I finally feel like I’m going to have a more normal life — and eventually a positive sex life,” said Gryce.