CLEARWATER, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A woman suffering from a rare condition that causes her to have up to 50 orgasms a day is hoping to find a cure after finding love.
For over a decade, Amanda Gryce has been constantly sexually aroused because of the condition called Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder, where women “become involuntarily aroused genitally for extended periods in time in the absence of sexual desire,” according to WebMD.
“Different kinds of things that can trigger my PGAD are vibrations, riding in cars and riding with a loud bass,” Gryce explained to the Daily Mirror. “It can happen anywhere and sometimes I’ll have five back to back. It’s not pleasurable. It has become like torture.”
The 24-year-old woman said that she suffered in silence for years because she was too ashamed to tell her friends and family.
“I can have 50 orgasms in one day and five or ten within an hour of each other,” she said. “It happens when I’m with my friends or out in public and it’s very embarrassing. It kills me inside. I just have to put on a smile and pretend that nothing’s wrong.”
Gryce met her current boyfriend, Stuart Triplett, about seven months ago on a dating website. Triplett, a restaurant worker, and Gryce say they fell in love, but have been advised to not have sex because of Gryce’s condition.
“Stuart’s really been holding me back as far as the intimacy goes – he actually has to remind me we’re not allowed to do anything,” Gryce shared.
She explained that she’s been disappointed by doctors over and over again since she began looking for answers.
“Since last year I’ve been on a quest to find out more about this condition,” Gryce stated. “It’s been one disappointment after another thanks to the reluctance of some doctors to see this as a valid condition.”
Gryce has now found ways to reduce the intensity of the orgasms through Dr. Echenberg, a pelvic pain expert, and physical therapist Gina Parsonis who’s located in Clearwater, Flo.
“I take medication to numb the areas and do exercise to try to take me mind of it,” Gryce said. “Taking control over the disorder rather then it controlling me is a dream come true.”