Having read peoples' questions and responses from others, sexual hyperactivity
is obviously another behavior that comes along with being BP. I was also
very promiscuous in the past but age has caught up with me. My question to
others is have or were the sexual encounters satisfying? I am in the reconciliation
part of being bipolar. I was very impulsive and I can't say that most were satisfying.
I loved the physical contact, the intimacy but there was always something missing.
Have others felt this way? I think I was searching for love and acceptance in the wrong way
and it just reinforced the idea that I am worthless and unlovable. At the time, I was not
dx. Had a bad first psychiatrist. To this day, I have not had a long lasting relationship.
I've had sexual satisfying trysts but most were not. Now that I am fairly stablized this is a part
of learning to accept my past and your input would be appreciated.
Hi pbp4p and welcome to ehealth: I think yours is a great post....I also believe that you nailed in on the head when you say that many people may be more promiscuous...To me ED has much to do with self love....When you are beaten down in life you then seek out either friends or possibly lovers....I never was promiscuous, but I found that as I lost weight that I did let loose (short of intercourse) with someone I never should have ventured to this place in life with....I was young...Just getting used to this new person I was who had lost weight...Engaged, but all of the sudden hot to trot....Yet, what you say makes sense...We have this disorder because we want our body image to change....We want change, because we want to be noticed....As for me, I was....I met my husband to be immediately and have been true to him all our life...
Psychiatrists do not know what goes on in our mind...I have always said that the good ones are the ones who have been there...They preach what they read and that again can be a revolving door....
Honey, accept your past...It is an important part of you...You are worth your weight in gold, just as I am worth mine...I just got a head start in finding the man of my dreams...In my humble opinion, I think that the special part of you that was missing was your ability to open your soul....This is what happens when the right person comes along....I wish you well....