No…a low libido is nothing to joke about but a little levity always helps in discussing a touchy subject. Plus I’m very immature and sex jokes make me giggle.
So…has celiac affected you at all…ummm…down there? Have you lost that lovin’ feeling? Is your libido in the tank?
Here’s an email from a fellow celiac who is a bit frustrated. Read on.
So, we talk about a lot of ways that being Celiac and gluten intolerant affect our lives but have we ever had the sex talk on the blog? Yeah, it’s very personal but it’s important and I’ve been debating about whether or not to bring it up but…
I can deal with not eating out, cooking my own food, and the irritated and skeptical looks from people. But what I absolutely hate and is the one thing that I wish I could change (if I had to choose one) is the loss of spontaneity and the effect that my body being so out of whack has had on my sex drive – meaning that for a long time, I had NONE.
I do find my spouse attractive and love him deeply, so it is extremely frustrating that this special part our our relationship has been impacted, and it makes me feel that I am not providing what he needs. He has never once complained about this but I know it frustrates him too. We will never get the years back while I was undiagnosed or on the mend and it just stinks!
I’m sure many others have gone through or are currently dealing with this. So, to anyone who has normally been a frisky person and is now having sex drive issues, ask for blood tests to check hormone levels as well as an adrenal stress test to see if any of those hormone levels are out of whack.
Thanks for listening!
Thanks for listening? Thank YOU for sharing.
Me personally? My sex drive could be better…I’ll admit. Not sure if it’s celiac-related, stress-related or the fact that I haven’t reached puberty just yet.
What about you folks? If your libido is low, I’d love to hear about it.
And if your libido is high, I’d love to hear even more about it ;)