Frigidity is defined as the
- failure of a female to respond to sexual stimulus;
- aversion on the part of a woman to sexual intercourse;
- failure of a female to achieve an orgasm (Anorgasmia) during sexual intercourse.
This disorder can stem from psychological or emotional problems such as stress , anxiety , depression , fatigue , worry, guilt , fear of painful intercourse and fear of pregnancy. It can also develop from the undesirability of a partner, the undesirability of the setting, and the use of alcohol or drugs. "Frigid-" is derived from the Latin word "frigidus" which means "cold". The suffix "-ity" is derived from the Latin "-itas" which means condition or state.