Tune in alert for Kim Ramsey, the British-born woman who made international headlines after revealing she would have up to 100 orgasms a day, due to a rare medical condition.
She speaks exclusively on The Jeff Probst Show this Wednesday, January 16 (check local listings in your area). In the interview, Ramsey explains to host Jeff Probst how going public about her condition made her the butt of jokes and led to her losing friends and family.
Ramsey was diagnosed with Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) after continually having the sensation of orgasms, but without any sexual arousal.
The nature of her disorder made it difficult to find and connect with others who suffered similarly, but she knew she was not the only one. In the summer of 2012, she made a courageous decision to come out and try to help educate people about her condition and agreed to speak with a reporter. The resulting story, which she called "tasteless," made headlines around the world and the jokes at her expense caused her to feel shame and ridicule.
After the initial story came out, Ramsey claims the reaction was, "friends dropped me, family members stopped speaking to me, people who I work with snickered behind my back or snickered in my face. Getting recognized in the street, that kind of stuff, having reporters outside your front door, having people write your home and tell you that you're possessed with evil spirits. I went from being a regular person to a notorious person and I've done nothing wrong other than have something that is a medical condition."
Ramsey also recounts to host Jeff Probst the tragic stories of two other women she knew who committed suicide due to the disorder and tries to offer insight to how traumatic this disorder can be: "There are many women that have this, but are too embarrassed to talk about it. Some people are on an online group and they're anonymous because they just don't want to be attached to it... I feel like, as a woman, there are certain things that we can't talk about yet in society. Unfortunately, for women, we have different constraints; socially not acceptable; religious constraints. A woman really shouldn't be talking about things like this. I'm very fortunate that my primary care physician did a tremendous job with listening to me."
Sensitive to how she was treated at the hands of the media in her first foray, at the end of the interview, host Jeff Probst wondered whether Ramsey felt like her story was handled properly. "I was so fearful," she responded. "I was like, 'oh my god, here we go again,' but, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, actually."