The spirit is willing, but is the flesh tired?
December 2, 2010 1:27 PM Subscribe
I know I'm
tired -- but to the point my genitalia are falling asleep?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (9 answers total)
Female, 40's. No sexual difficulty before this. I've been having some work-related sleep issues for the past few months -- I'm temporarily working on a schedule that is JUST outside my typical cicadian rhythm.
I've had similar sleep deprivation before, so I know that my fuzzy thinking is because of this - but recently I've also noticed some mild anorgasmia. Definitely not libido loss -- I'm interested as ever -- but periodically, the, er, response to physical stimulation is way down, from a level that's usually pretty high. I can get there, but...touching the fun bits sometimes physically feels of no more consequence than as if I'm touching my earlobe. But then other times it's all okay. (Sex with a partner, albeit rare these days, is always okay.)
I was considering a doctor's appointment about this, except none of what I've read about anorgasmia seems to fit my case -- it's not all the time, and my libido isn't affected. So that got me wondering whether this is another thing to chalk up to the wacky sleep schedule. (If it is, it'll be over in a month, hooray.)