Sexpert Q&A: Can Women Experience Orgasm Paralysis?

Dr. Fulbright, Have you ever researched and written about, as I call it, "orgasm paralysis" in women? Essentially, after experiencing an orgasm, the woman's lower extremities become numb or unmovable. My wife faces this every time we make love. It takes between half an hour and an hour before she can move somewhat normally again. Kirk

Dear Kirk, I have honestly never heard of this type of "orgasm paralysis" before, so I asked a few colleagues if they knew anything about this. Most had never heard of this before. Overall, everyone was in agreement that your wife should get a thorough neurological exam to find out what's going on medically.

On another note, if you believe in the impact the body's energy can have on us, especially during lovemaking, one thing to consider is that her kundalini energy may be at play. One's kundalini energy, or life force energy, which rests at the base of the spine, has been known to "explode" up the spine, blowing out one of the body's chakras, or energy centers. So she needs to work with an energy healer who can help to repair her chakra system. A fellow sex therapist worked with a woman who experienced almost complete paralysis following the "Big O." Interestingly enough, the paralysis went away with the help of an energy healer.

Dr. Yvonne KristAn Fulbright is a sex educator, relationship expert, columnist and founder of Sexuality Source Inc. She is the author of several books including, "Touch Me There! A Hands-On Guide to Your Orgasmic Hot Spots."