- •Effective, safe therapies are shown to promote orgasm in women with spinal cord injury (SCI) or multiple sclerosis (MS).
- •Clitoral vacuum suction improved overall sexual function with sustained efficacy.
- •Vibratory stimulation improved orgasmic function during active treatment.
- •Clinicians should make these treatments available to women with MS or SCI.
- •Research should examine benefits of orgasm on spasticity and quality of life.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:CVSD (clitoral vacuum suction device), FOD (female orgasmic dysfunction), FSDS (Female Sexual Distress Scale), FSFI (Female Sexual Function Inventory), MS (multiple sclerosis), MSISQ-19 (Multiple Sclerosis Intimacy and Sexuality Questionnaire-19), SCI (spinal cord injury), SDS (sexual dysfunction score), V (vibratory stimulation)
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Supported by the National Institutes of Health (grant no. HD R0130149).
Clinical Trial Registration No.: NCT00142714.