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Is ADHD making sex, dating or relationships more difficult?


Women with ADHD have distinct challenges with their romantic lives. Women may internalize the issues they face with ADHD, but it is important to get help if your sex life is not satisfactory. 

You may be experiencing problems such as:

  • Vaginal pain  
  • Trouble orgasming 
  • Relationship distress
  • ADHD symptoms that affect your relationships and sex life 

Not all problems in the bedroom are medical issues, but all sexual dysfunction affects our psychology. The fears that source from sexual dysfunction create a terrible emotional burden that can take a toll on relationships and your sexual well-being. 

Sex therapy for women covers a wide range of issues that go beyond intercourse. 

At the Center for Holistic Mental Health and Sexual Therapy, we go beyond traditional talk therapy with a holistic approach that includes psychotherapy, meditation and mindfulness techniques.

If you are a woman with ADHD, you might be suffering from some of the following:

  • Vaginal or vulva pain during sexual activity.
  • Compulsive sexual behaviors.
  • Low or no sexual desire.
  • Low self-esteem.
  • Feel distracted, anxious or tense during sex.
  • Feel sex is sinful, dirty, bad, or harmful.
  • Hypersensitivity that feels like too much and/or uncomfortable, including sensitivity to smells, touch or taste.
  • Feeling disconnected and distant from your partner.
  • You are a victim of trauma or sexual violence.
  • Being sexual only to please your partner/s but not yourself.
  • Feeling uncomfortable nude or struggling with your body image.
  • Body dysmorphia.
  • You have never had an orgasm alone or with a partner.
  • Feeling uncomfortable with sexual desires or fantasies you or your partner have.
  • Single and struggling to find a partner or develop a meaningful relationship.
  • Struggling with intimacy with your partner/s.

Women with ADHD may find dating and relationships more challenging than their counterparts.

You may be experiencing problems such as:

  • Hyper fixation on a new relationship- coming on very strong, very fast.
  • Becoming bored in relationships quickly.
  • Being misunderstood by a partner due to organizational or time skills.
  • Insecurity, emotional dysregulation and mood swings.
  • Being vulnerable to “love-bombing” or other extreme dating behaviors.
  • Fear of disclosing your ADHD with new dating partners.
  • Forgetting important dates like anniversaries, times for dates or tasks a partner has asked you to do.
  • Difficulty staying in a relationship.
  • Shame from letting a partner down.
  • Rejection sensitivity.
  • Tendency to overshare.

We aim not to change your sexuality, but help you learn to enjoy it without guilt, shame, or anxiety. 

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Sex therapy for women can help you:

  • Learn to accept all parts of yourself so you can feel more self-confident both in and out of the bedroom.
  • Help you discover and accept your sexuality and desires.
  • Help you develop a healthy, realistic and enjoyable view of sex and your own sexuality.
  • Improve communication skills, self acceptance, and emotional expression.
  • Teach you techniques to help reduce pain or tension, increase sensitivity and pleasure during sexual activity.
  • Help you repair your relationship with your partner/partners.
  • Balance the desire to please people with your own wants and needs.
  • Help you resolve traumas that are preventing you from moving forward or enjoy your life and sexuality.


Find out more about how sex therapy for women can start improving your life both in and out of the bedroom with an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. Build confidence and enjoy healthier, stronger relationships today!

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