ADHD Sex: Are Symptoms, Medications Affecting Your Love Life?

Is ADHD affecting your sex life? You're not alone. Research suggests people with attention deficit may have a lower sex drive than people without the condition. So what can ADHD adults (and their partners) do to improve relations in the bedroom?
The Experts | posted by Melissa Orlov

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) can affect a person's sexuality in many ways. Boredom, distraction, and medication side effects can pose problems in the bedroom for both women and men with ADD/ADHD. Menopause -- when all women are more likely to experience a decrease in libido -- is a time when female ADHDers often experience increased symptoms, which can further increase their likelihood of sexual dysfunction. Additionally, ADD/ADHD couples may be struggling with relationship problems related to misunderstanding or not properly treating symptoms, which in turn can affect physical intimacy.

But there's help. In this ADD/ADHD video, discover how you and your partner can rebuild your sex life with this advice from Melissa Orlov, a contributor to ADDitude, a coauthor of Married to Distraction, and the author of The ADHD Effect on Marriage.

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