Restless Genital Syndrome (ReGS)
Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome (PSAS)
Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD)
In 2001, the American sexologist Sandra Leiblum was the first therapist who reported about these women in the medical literature. Dr. Leiblum called it "Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome" (PSAS). Later, when it appeared that sexual desire is lacking during these sensations, PSAS was renamed and became PGAD, meaning Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder.
Based on systematic scientific research that has been published in 2008, the Dutch neuropsychiatrist Prof. dr. Marcel D. Waldinger was able to demonstrate that the unwanted genital sensations belong to an overlapping syndrome with restless legs (restless legs syndrome; RLS) and the frequent occurrence of urgency to void (overactive bladder syndrome; OAB).
In order to emphasize this association with restless legs, Prof. Waldinger has renamed this combination of complaints as he speaks of "Restless Genital Syndrome" (ReGS)