An overwhelming number of women report difficulty reaching sexual climax. A significant number of women report being unable to achieve orgasm at all. Difficulty reaching orgasm can have multiple underlying causes, both physical and psychological including certain cosmetic procedures such as clitoral hood reduction surgery.

The Psychology of Sexual Response

The sexual response has deeply ingrained emotional factors. It is particularly true in women. If a woman is uncomfortable with the way her vaginal area looks, she’s likely to have a hard time staying “in the moment” during sexual activity.

Many women are reluctant to initiate sex, particularly with a new partner, because they’re unhappy with the appearance of their vulva. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. On the contrary, a growing number of women are taking control of their sexuality by electing to have a cosmetic vaginal procedure.

Physical Hindrances to Orgasm

In some women, an overly thick or bulky clitoral hood hinders orgasmic response. When the prepuce, the sleeve of skin that surrounds and partially covers the clitoris, prevents clitoral stimulation during intercourse, it may keep the woman from reaching sexual climax. In some cases, the prepuce may shield the sensitive glans of the clitoris even during manual or oral stimulation.

An increasing number of women are undergoing a hoodectomy, or clitoral hood reduction, to correct this issue. With this procedure, a specially trained and skilled surgeon can remove excess tissue, enabling the clitoris to experience friction during sexual activity. This outpatient surgery has an overwhelmingly high rate of satisfaction among patients who’ve undergone the procedure.