frigidity frigidity

Definition(s):

  1. (n) sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
  2. (n) the absence of heat
  3. (n) a lack of affection or enthusiasm

Usage(s):

  1. Impotence and frigidity are very private problems that sex therapists usually treat on an individual basis.
  2. Frigidity would then seem to be a symptom of immature sexual emotions.
  3. For the film, Allen has written sketches starring Burt Reynolds, Heather MacRae, Lynn Redgrave and John Carradine as victims of everything from satyriasis to frigidity.

News

  • Legacy of camellia

    There was a time when guys wore too much plaid, had too much hair and drove cars the size of tennis courts. It was called the 1970s. It was also a period of wickedly cold winters - this might seem a cruel taunt in the midst of an infernal summer - but this frigidity brought its own misery.
    on August 11, 2013     Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Quotes

  1. "He had a section on tactful ways to take a woman's virginity," Ms. Quilliam said. "He had a section called 'frigidity.' I'm sure he was a lovely man, but he said that most men, given a young and attractive partner, can always get it up -...
    on Dec 17, 2008 By: Susan Quilliam Source: New York Times

  2. "There is a tradition of English emotional reticence which can easily fall away into emotional inexpressiveness and frigidity," says Barnes. "I prefer that to the Oprahfication of the emotions which is what has happened. People talking about...
    on Jul 6, 2005 By: Julian Barnes Source: guardian.co.uk

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