Sexuality and ADHD

attention sexuality May 30, 2002

As Director of the Center for Healing the Human Spirit, I have integrated a variety of methods into my practice for working with clients on issues of communication, sexuality and ADHD, to enhance the quality of their lives. I offer you the following…

The portrayal of so-called “appropriate sexual behavior”, according to certain magazine articles, movies or TV, is that the sexual urge is always there, it’s lusty, people are ripping off their clothes and ready to go at a moment’s notice, there are extended sexual and/or sensual sessions with great satisfaction for everyone and…… complete attention focused on one’s partner. If you are measuring your relationship by this kind of experience, you might be feeling that you or your partner are inadequate, because your sexual urge is very different. It begins in your mind and emotions first, rather than in your body.

According to the theories of sexuality at one of the hypnotherapy schools I...

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Sexuality for Women with ADHD - Chapter 21 in Understanding Women with ADHD

attention sexuality women Feb 01, 2002

Chapter 21, “Sexuality for Women with AD/HD” “Sexuality is often confused and conflicted for contemporary women. Rather than feeling comfortable with their own natural sexuality, they are influenced by strong and often contradictory messages from the media and from society about female sexuality. If a woman today is also challenged by AD/HD, her sexual experience might be further complicated by patterns of inattentiveness, hyperfocusing, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity. This chapter will present the effects of broader societal issues on female sexuality, as well as the impact AD/HD has on female sexuality….”

For the complete content of this chapter, see "Understanding Women with AD/HD", Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D and Patrician O. Quinn, M.D., Editors, Advantage Books, 2002.

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