A mother from Arizona, USA has told of the "embarrassment" and "humiliation" which she suffers on a daily basis because of a rare condition which causes her to endure up to six hours of sexual arousal a day.
Cara Anaya has a rare condition called Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder, which on a bad day can see her having more than 180 orgasms in just two hours.
Mum-of-one Cara was diagnosed with the incurable condition three years ago and will have spontaneous orgasms in the supermarket, on the school run and even in the playground. It's also having an effect on her relationship.
Cara, who lives with her husband Tony Carlisi, 34, and young son Merrick, 10, said: “It is embarrassing and confusing and humiliating.
“When you are around children you feel like a pervert because you have all these really strong feelings rushing through your body at the same time.
“You can’t help out in class or go on school trips. Even doing the school run is a worry because the arousal will build and build and I just have to stay in the car until it is over or try and mask it," she said.
The 30-year-old revealed: “It has devastated my involvement in my son’s life because I feel too dirty to be a part of it. We want him to be a normal kid but at the same time he can’t have friends around because his mom has this condition.
“The worst thing is I can't explain it to him because he’s too young."
Living with the condition has proven tough for Cara and in the beginning she became reclusive, giving up work and being unable to leave her home.
Cara – who married Tony 11 years ago – now avoids being in public or remaining in open spaces, such as parks, where no one can be made aware of her continuous arousal.
“I have had to learn to control showing my arousal, remaining straight-faced, learning to breathe through it,” she said.
“It will build and build and build inside me and it’s overwhelming. It makes me giggle because of the momentary high and outwardly I look okay but inwardly it’s a torture.
“It is ruining my life, because it messes with your head. Your body is running on a high, on an up and down, so it really affects your moods," she said.
The intensity of her condition changes on a daily basis, with some days being so terrible that Cara will hide away and shut the curtains. Then, on other days, she will manage to control her orgasms and will only suffer ten.
“On a good day life goes on, on a bad day it's disabling but I still have to pick up Merrick from school, be a wife to Tony and make the dinner," Cara said.
Cara developed the condition suddenly while grocery shopping three years ago. Walking through the store she suddenly found herself aroused by everything in sight, smells in the air and everything she touched.
Confused, the mum-of-one began to panic, the arousal continued until she fell to the floor and orgasmed unassisted multiple times.
Horrified, Cara bundled herself into her car and called her friend Jenny when she got home unable to explain what was happening and continued to orgasm into the evening.
She said: “It was one of the most intense orgasms I had ever had and it was with no assistance. I was frightened and confused, I just ran out of the store and as I drove home I kept orgasming.
“This was the first time and it was six hours of constant build up and orgasm with just seconds in between. I was terrified.”