They come swiftly, in groups and often without any warning. But once they leave, Dale Decker is left on his knees quivering uncontrollably.
They're orgasms according to the 37-year-old Wisconsin man, who says he feels up to 100 every day due to a rare disorder that's drastically altered his life. And while Decker says they make his body feel good, he's left feeling ashamed on the inside.
"There’s nothing pleasurable about it because even though it might feel physically good – you’re completely disgusted by what’s going on," said the father of two in an interview with BarCroft TV.
Decker started noticing the uncontrollable waves of orgasms back in September of 2012. He says it started when one of his discs in his backed slipped while getting out of a chair, and now lives with Persistent Genital Arousal Syndrome (PGAS), a condition that's fairly unknown in the medical community.
It's unclear what triggers PGAS — also known as Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (PSAS) or Restless Genital Syndrome (ReGS) — but it's thought that the issue stems from overly sensitive nerve bundles in the pelvic area.
And it's not a condition limited to men. Women also live with PGAS, something Kim Ramsey knows all too well. Back in 2012, the U.K. nurse made headlines after she revealed she had lived with PGAS for six years.
"It feels like you're out of control," Ramsey told the Guardian, adding that over time she learned how to manager certain triggers like a rickety train rides, tampons and even something as mundane as wearing stilettos — the height difference can disturb the balance of the pelvis.
But for Decker, PGAS also has left him with another complication: unexpected and long-lasting erections. Between the arousal and climaxing, the toll PGAS has also started to impact his family.
For more on how PGAS has changed the Deckers' lives, give the video above a view.