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splick

Sex and lack of ompf!

I was diagnosed with PPMS in Nov 2011. I have never had problems with sex/making love. In recent months, I have been unable to climax, which is seriously frustrating. I have no problems with keeping an erection, and when it happens, I'm seriously horny......but I can't finish. I have an upcoming appointment with the people that deal with this sorta of problem. It is usually the prostrate being damaged by the lack of nerve sensation but that's been tested and no problems. I would be interested to know if there are other people out there with this issue and if anyone has found a method to climax! Thanks

Stumbler

@Stumbler

@splick, I share your problem, along with the usual ED problems associated with MS. I haven't got an answer to the climax issue, but I'd be more than a little interested in anything you find out about this frustrating MS symptom. I suppose, if we have damaged neural pathways, then it's difficult to keep the brain "up-to-speed" with activities down below. And, as we know, the most important sexual organ is the brain! :???:

pottypete

@pottypete

Are you on any drugs that may cause this problem? Certain SSRI's have this exact effect.

splick

@splick

Very possibly. I am thinking its the gabapentin because I was on Pregablin before that and I had to stop it for this very reason. The problem is, there's no research to say that it has this affect, but it can affect people as the packet guidelines say 1 in 10 million! I will see what the consultant says in a few weeks time.

Stumbler

@Stumbler

I used to be on Pregabelen, many moons ago. I stopped it just in case it was contributing to the problem. I'm now on some standard meds, statins, blood pressure tablets and Nortriptyline. I don't think it is the meds, but an internal communication problem. And a frustration!

reddivine

@reddivine

Without getting too GRAPHIC, this isn't a problem limited to MS, many medical conditions contribute to this. There was a seminar on sex and MS at MS Life2012........very popular. Top tips...COMMUNICATION is vital between you and partner. You can find other ways to satisfy each other. Yep it might be frustating for you also her. This IS a problem that may take two ppl to fix! working together as it were....

splick

@splick

Thanks for all your comments, I will take them onboard.

NeilPB

@NeilPB

I am glad I found this topic! It is also highly relevant to me. I have serious problems downstairs. I can not ejaculate with a women at all and I feel useless. I have been like this all my sexual life. I was dx at the age of 18 and have tried with multiple women but have been unsuccessful in climaxing with any of them. I can ejaculate on my own though at times though I have to play with it furiously; to the point where my hand practically drops off! What kind I do??

Stumbler

@Stumbler

Hi @NeilPB, and welcome to our piece of cyberspace. I think it's fair to assume that a majority of gents with MS will have one problem or another, with sexual activity. Obviously, the brain needs to coordinate what kind of responses we get from our genitals. This is probably where the main problem lies as these messages to and from the brain may be getting distorted, so the brain isn't quite "keeping up with play". Obviously, there is the erection, which requires a decent blood flow to the penis. Personally, I find that this blood flow doesn't seem to maintain the "right pressure" to allow a successful conclusion to activities! Don't suffer in silence though, have a word with your MS nurse and see what they suggest. There are medications and other things that can be tried.

jonnydrama

@jonnydrama

Luckily I've never had any problems like this (yet!) but I had a lump on one testicle and got it scanned, it might not be your most comfortable moment but it's always good to get it sorted. I had a doctor touching me up then an ultrasound which again involves someone playing with a ball! They even put gel on it! But at the time I was surprisingly calm (like always the build up to these things is where you get nervous!) and afterwards I was relieved (bad pun!) to know nothing was wrong! The only people losing out are you and your lady friend(s). Healthcare professionals see/hear about it all the time, nothing phases them. I suppose the best way to put it is man up! :-)