5 Things to Keep in Mind in Bipolar Sexual Relationships
Ah, Valentine’s Day, when our thoughts turn to love-and lust. When it comes to sex, think of bipolar as a force-multiplier, as much a turn-on as a turn-off. Oh, the possibilities. Alas, the risks. Following are five things to keep in mind.
Hypersexuality in mania and hypomania is well-documented, but we have no evidence that enhanced sexuality translates to being better in bed. What is reasonable to assume is that our ups-and even our downs-intensify our experience, which may also ignite our partners.
In no way should we have to accept permanent eunuch-hood as the price of emotional stability. Nevertheless, so long as we can see light at the end of the tunnel, it’s wise to consider a number of short and medium-term trade-offs. Over time, we can work on getting our meds down to manageable levels.