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I just completed incomplete work from last semester in my human sexuality class. There was a whole section on chronic illnesses and sex in the book and it got me thinking. I'm male and I know most POTS patients are female so the difficulties will most likely differ but I was wondering if and how POTS effects anyone's sex life. I was diagnosed when I was 16 and didn't really have an active sex life until I was 20, so I dont know if what I am experiencing is what sex actually feels like, or I am desensitized. I dont suffer from ED, I just have a hard time actually feeling anything. I can reach climax, but its not that awesome. I think a totally healthy persons climax is better...if that makes sense. I know its embarrassing to talk about, but I am just looking for answers before I have an even more awkward face to face with my doctor about it.

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Sorry your having problems. I have hyper POTs, from my understanding I guess I've had this all of my life. So, I cant really say that there is a difference in orgasm. I do have them, and they vary in intensity anyway. There is a big difference in my energy levels which has changed the frequency of sex. If you are experiencing physical problems as you stated, talk to your dr. Honestly, even if it's a mental thing you should still talk to your dr about. I wish you luck.

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I have also had POTS all my life, Im a woman, and I would say it is harder for me then most to get in the mood, but I really don't know if its POTS or just me. Plus its hard to tell if I am having an orgasm or not, because they are hardly ever intense.

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im probably not much help as im also female but just wanted to say that medications can effect these things too. Off the top of my head i know some bp meds can affect mens erectile function and sensation and some ssri's are know to affect libido and abilty to orgasm. I was put on prozac a few years ago and completely lost my libido. I guess its logical to think that anything that affects blood flow and vessel contraction/relaxation and nerve reactions can affect the sexual organs to.x

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