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03/20/2010 10:56 AM

bp sex drive ?

socalguy
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i havent seen anything on this subject yet? so im gonna ask .. before my wife was medicated her sex drive was off the charts high. now that she is on meds its good but not red hot like it was.. is this a normal thing ?? and was red hot sex drive normal too a none medicated bp person ??
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03/20/2010 11:46 AM
buzzingmind
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Ya mine was off the chart high as well and still is at times but fluctuates with my moods and the meds. Some times even though my brain says one thing my body reacts differently. When we went to the pdoc we discussed the importance of our sex life and request meds that would not diminish my drive.

03/20/2010 07:00 PM
marriedtoit
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Hypersexuality is common for many bipolar people.

03/20/2010 08:07 PM
Imnoangel
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I've heard many are, too. My husband wasn't so much hypersexual which I consider into porn or kinky stuff and sometimes people that may tend to cheat. But, he was a very sexual person. The meds REALLY cut that back. Mostly because he gets so sleepy so early (he has to get up early, therefore bed early.. the kids aren't even asleep yet lol). But, I'd rather have less sex and more "him" anyday of the week! Smile

Different note, my best friend (female) is bp and she is not a sexual person at all. Happily married 20 years, but says she's never been sexual.

So, two sides there I guess.


03/20/2010 08:13 PM
damselndistress
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Well I have this weird phenomenon that whenever I kick hubby out I get this problem myself. I almost joined the sexual addiction group last episode because it was all I could think about. But popped in and it was mostly men posting there and thought hmm maybe I better not put myself out there like this.Whistling

Damsel


03/20/2010 08:17 PM
damselndistress
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Smile

03/20/2010 08:57 PM
WARHORSE
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Socalguy: Sex off the charts???? Yeah, that would be a manic thing.... except mine always wanted a few other people involved....turned my stomach, and myself off as a result....

03/20/2010 09:09 PM
marriedtoit
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Sorry for using shorthand. By "hypersexuality" I didn't mean porn or kinky or Poor Warhorse! other people involved. I meant that my husband was wanting sex all the time, would often turn every conversation to sex, was just insatiable. My research and the doctors have indicated that is typical of many bipolars (which would mean there are some people who fall exactly the opposite!). My BP friends are very sexual as well.

The other thing I see on this forum are so many people whose BP spouses have been repeat cheaters. I do not accept "hypersexuality"-which I am convinced is a bipolar thing for my husband--as an excuse for any cheating! But that is me.


03/20/2010 09:26 PM
WARHORSE
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Married: Unfortunately, hypersexuality in our instance turned into him wanting to swing... No other way to put it....Killed not only my self-esteem, but my sex drive as well... Still in the toilet to this day.... As far as I am concerned, his fault, not mine.....

I was a beautiful woman when I was young, and simply couldn't understand it. Still don't.


03/20/2010 10:01 PM
mcrouse
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My girlfriend will often get random bursts of sexual desire that last a few seconds. I have learned to deal with these. However, whenever she tells me that she is in the mood, I try to go with it, but end up being turned down at times. This is very frustrating for me because I never want to go for it and upset her; I don't want her to think I am with her only for sexual desires. What do I do? Do I not bother with trying to get her in the mood? Is it based completely on her urges?
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