So the question it than raised for me is “Is ADHD a blessing or a curse for your sex life?” It is such a complicated issue, perhaps it is both a blessing AND a curse? I’m interested in hearing all of your thoughts after you read a bit more, and see how it applies to your own life.
On the one hand, ADHD can be great for sex. It can:
On the downside, ADHD can be a curse. It can:
Sex is extremely healthy for the brain, yet we so often don’t talk about it. Especially in regards to mental health. A standard question when a person is asked about depressive symptoms is ‘Have you experienced a decrease in sexual interest’? So it is clearly a problem.
However, nobody tells you what to do about that loss of interest. How it could be good for you, even if you aren’t in the ‘mood.’ Never once has a psychologist I have seen prescribe sex / achieving orgasm as a way to help deal with depression.
So that is what I intend to do here with ADHD. Explore the positives and negatives, and bring it to top of mind so that we make the most of our experiences in the bedroom. Additionally, to be wary of our tendencies towards inappropriate behavior and give tips for reducing potential for that behavior.
Has anyone noticed that ADHD has affected their sex life positively / negatively? Is it a blessing or a curse for you?
Last reviewed: 13 Sep 2010