Dysautonomia (Autonomic Dysfunction) Community
dysautonomia and sexuality
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to Dysautonomia (Autonomic Dysfunction) including: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), neurocardiogenic syncope, mitral valve prolapse dysautonomia, pure autonomic failure, autonomic instability and others.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

dysautonomia and sexuality

My 15 y.o. daughter has been diagnosed with dysautonomia.  She identifies as asexual.  I've read that dysautonomia can affect sexual functioning in males but could affect sexual interest in an adolescent female?
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I understand that sexual desire is considered autonomic.  So sexual dysfunction is one effect of dysautonomia.  My daughter has the disorder so I have done some research.
5 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Hi!

I honestly don't know. But being asexual is not so bad, is it? When I was a teenager I would have been better off with less of a sex drive.

I don't want to sound as if I am not serious but sex is kind of a meaningless hobby in itself. I can just imagine all the time I could have spent learning languages or something else if I hadn't spent 90% of my time thinking about women.

I think she should find a forum for asexual people so that she can speak to others in the same situation.

And about family and kids and so on; you never know how things will be 10 years from now. And there are asexual couples who have children and live fulfilling lives, so don't view this as a main handicap. The dysautonomia in itself is probably a much bigger problem.

I wish you both the best! Hope I made some sense at least;).

/Ball
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
I appreciate your thoughtful reply!
Blank
4760166_tn?1398360913
Hey .... my mother would have probably said the same thing about ME when I was a tween-early teen and it couldn't have been further from the truth.  Be glad your 15 year old daughter is not overtly sexual.  It could also just be an embarrassing topic for her to discuss with you. I think that was my problem at that age.  I'm betting she'll grow out of it.  Or she might not.  Even now, as a 28 year old woman men and relationships are not my favorite topic with my mother.  ;)
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I understand that sexual desire is considered autonomic.  So sexual dysfunction is one effect of dysautonomia.  My daughter has the disorder so I have done some research.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Thank you.  My research also has found a connection between dysautonomia and sexual functioning.  However, when I spoke to the doctor she didn't think it was related to asexuality.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dysautonomia (Autonomic Dysfunction) Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
612876_tn?1355518095
Blank
Heiferly
Columbus, OH
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway