Dating a girl with bipolar disorder
“One-night stands on a low mood can be awful and lead to incredible self-loathing.I self-harmed after one, head-butted a wall,” Tom tells me.I go weeks without wanting sex, can’t bear to be touched. It’s emasculating.” Mismatched libidos The tension caused by mismatched libidos can really rock a relationship.When my former partner went from wanting sex every day to not at all for weeks, I’ll admit I was pretty cut up.“And then there’s the impact on the other person when you just don’t want to have sex at all.It’s awful when someone thinks it’s because of them.I can also fall in love with someone I barely know when we are having sex.” A sexual carnival Reading through the Reddit threads and the internet’s bipolar forums about the experience of hypersexuality – it sounds like a sexual – and emotional – carnival.Sometimes the acts of have no apparent consequences, other times there are heart-wrenching repercussions.
“While it won’t affect someone’s baseline sexuality, those with bipolar can end up indulging in behaviours they usually keep under control,” explains Dr Nick Craddock, Professor of Psychiatry at Cardiff University, who specialises in the clinical research of bipolar.
Like anyone with clinical depression, libido often evaporates as the mood plummets.
As Tina puts it: “Sex never really impacts my mood; my mood impacts sex.
Individuals learn to watch out for triggers that may send them spinning into an exaggerated mood state.
Yet, sex for those who are bipolar can prove a real minefield.