Dale Decker doesn’t ever leave his house – and it’s not because he’s privately enjoying one of the hundred orgasms he has each day. In fact, Dale is so embarrassed by his condition that he doesn’t enjoy any of the orgasms he has, even if it’s when he’s having sex with his wife.
The 37-year-old has suffered with persistent genital arousal syndrome since September 2012, when he slipped a disc in his back while getting out of a chair. Dale had five orgasms on the way to the hospital, and the condition has only worsened since.
Dale lives in Two Rivers, Wisconsin with his wife, April and their two sons, Christian and Tayten. But the couple don’t even share a bed because the condition has put such a strain on their marriage. And, despite suffering from an almost constant erection, Dale and April rarely have sex.
"Occasionally we will but it's very frustrating for both of us," Dale explained to the Daily Mail.
But it’s not just his marriage that is struggling. In fact, many of Dale’s relationships have crumbled since he developed the condition.
"Imagine being on your knees at your father's funeral beside his casket – saying goodbye to him and then you have nine orgasms right there," Dale explains.
"While your whole family is standing behind you. It makes you never want to have another orgasm for as long as you live.
"There's nothing pleasurable about it because even though it might feel physically good - you're completely disgusted by what's going on"
He added: "If you're in public, if you're in front of kids – it’s disgusting and it can break you real fast.
Despite Dale being the first male to publicly speak about his experience with the condition, it’s actually more common than we think. It’s tricky for doctors to even diagnose the condition, but there are a few specialists, like Dr Dena Harris, a gynaecologist who mostly works with female sufferers of PGAS.
"I'm sure there are some people who will say that this is just in his head," she explained.
"But it's not - it's a serious medical condition and I just hope he gets the help he so desperately needs."