Archives for Sexual Health
It is so amazing how organizations are popping up all over the world helping us join forces to tackle mental health diseases. I was privileged enough to speak in Athens, Greece a few years ago about iFred's rebranding depression work, and learned from countries around the world just how important it is we work together to solve our greatest challenges. I've just recently been asked to join their advisory board, and continue to be amazed and impressed by the work of all throughout the world. It was celebrated across the U.S. when we were able to get mental health parity law passed. I don't by any means intend to minimize this work - but do we realize that what we accomplished was to treat the brain in a similar fashion to the heart, liver, and intestines? Should we really have to fight that hard for that? Those that were involved in the legislation understand the intense work, dedication, and challenge this simple piece of legislation involved - and unfortunately the rest of the world is so far behind us in many different ways.
People with ADHD often have a hard time fully engaging in experiences, as their mind is constantly jumping around from one thing to another. As our lives get busier, sex seems to fall off the radar screen so we can do things like feed the kids, make money, and meet our ever-increasing obligations. This can hurt both the mind and relationships, as a healthy sex life is important to both mental health and intimacy if you have a significant other. Often times people 'fit it in' because that is all they have time to do. Yet there a few simple, profound things you can do to get more engaged and have a fully pleasurable experience.
Does ADHD effect your sex life? Have you ever even thought about it? I didn't, until recently reading that it can have both positive and negative influences on your overall sexual experience. 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.
I'm 39 years old and still I feel like I just said two very bad words; sex and orgasm. I'm looking around for the blog police. I'm not sure why we are trained to 'shhhhhhh' about sex as young kids, but it certainly gets in the way of understanding sex in a healthy way. I did not understand the benefit of orgasm until a much later age, and to me now it is just as important as balanced nutrition, clean water, sound sleep, and moderate exercise.