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Old 03-21-2005, 05:22 PM   #1
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bipolar and sex drive

How does bipolarism effect a person's sex drive? This is not a survey! Just any information you have on it or would like to share would be helpful!

 
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Old 03-21-2005, 06:22 PM   #2
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Re: bipolar and sex drive

I do like your name. The wife and I go thru periods of none to some. Then a lot to none. Then from none to some and all over again. What a roller coaster.
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Old 03-21-2005, 06:40 PM   #3
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Re: bipolar and sex drive

On a roller coaster ~

Now there's a happy thought...

And I thought manic-depression had its ups and downs !!!

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Old 03-21-2005, 07:45 PM   #4
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Re: bipolar and sex drive

Does bipolarism effect one's abilities to maintain an erection? (again, not a survey.) Wondering if anyone has any info on this particular aspect or know where i can find info...

 
Old 03-21-2005, 09:47 PM   #5
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Re: bipolar and sex drive

Erectile function can be influenced by a plethora of things...

Certain medications certainly effect our moods...

Some can effect libido...

Is there some specific medication you're concerned about ~ or just wondering if bipolar effects libido on its own ???

As such, manic behavior trends towards sexual looseness ~ while erectile function remains a horse of a different color (although one would have to have a HUGE ego to compare oneself with a horse in THAT department)...

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Old 03-21-2005, 10:59 PM   #6
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Re: bipolar and sex drive

Moreoever wondering if bipolarism on its own effects libido.

However, if you have general information to share about medications for bipolarism affected libido i 'd be interested. t hansk!

 
Old 03-22-2005, 07:03 PM   #7
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Re: bipolar and sex drive

All I can say is I think it may affect one's ability to maintain an erection. My boyfriend, who was recently diagnosed, complained that he was having a lot of difficulty and said things just weren't right. This is an ongoing issue, actually, which has been a big stumbling block for us. If you read up on it, I recall seeing that 10% who have ED have it because of psychological dissorders. The rest for other health issues. check on that.

 
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