August 20, 2012 15:43 ET Announces Fundraising Effort to Combat Rare, Severely Debilitating Sexual Disorder

Fundraising Event for Medical Research Can End the Suffering

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2012) - In an effort to combat POIS (Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome), a rare disorder that affects men, the announces a fundraising event for medical research to help end the suffering of those affected by the disease.

Sufferers are now trying to raise funds so that the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) -- a registered non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization -- can administer a scientific grant to research this condition and find a cure:

This fundraising campaign has 50 days left to reach its goal.

What is POIS (Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome)?
Minutes after sexual stimulation, sufferers become ill with flu like symptoms all over the body, muscles are sore, joints ache, and as time passes cognitive capacities are lost, brain fog sets in, along with a severe lack of concentration, disorganized thought, depression and more. Work activities are very much hampered, if not impossible. This aftereffect to orgasm lasts 3 - 14 days.

What this Means
POIS is unknown in the medical profession which makes professional assistance almost impossible to those who are suffering from a rare, agonizing medical condition for which there is no known cause or treatment, with almost no scientific research behind it. The condition was first described in 2002 by a group of Dutch scientists, and named "post-orgasmic illness syndrome" -- "POIS" for short.

From a POIS Sufferer
"I live in Israel where at the age of 18 I am forced by law to join the army. I didn't find a cure but I did find this forum at, which has been strengthening me."

Suicidal despair
Some men with POIS speak openly of suicide. One man has had himself castrated by a team of international physicians. The original moderator of the POIS internet forum -- a man who has lived for most of his life with POIS -- best describes the sufferers' own determination, and truly expresses why they won't give up.

"When I emerged from a suicidal depression (from a lifetime ruined by POIS), I immersed myself in the POIS forum. The POIS forum gave me MEANING -- finally! A burning passion developed in me to FIGHT this 18-headed monster the only way I knew how. Finding a cure -- or at the least -- a treatment for POIS -- has become a Sacred Mission for me. What did not kill me made me stronger."

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