Dating a bipolar woman
And then there’s the increased risk of STIs and pregnancy.” As Tom, a 27-year-old student from Wales, who has just been diagnosed and has only just started on medication, put it: “My sex drive can be virtually insatiable.
It might seem all good when you’re ex is telling you they love how dirty you are, but I had a one-night-stand without using a condom that embarrasses me to this day.
“From writing, to making phone calls, working to working out or having sex all night, it just depends on the individual.” Along with that energy burst and increased pleasure-seeking, comes the added complication of impaired judgement.
“While it won’t affect someone’s baseline sexuality, those with bipolar can end up indulging in behaviours they usually keep under control,” explains Dr Nick Craddock, Professor of Psychiatry at Cardiff University, who specialises in the clinical research of bipolar.
Hypersexuality, a frequent urge for sexual activity, has long been touted as a symptom of bipolar, which is said to become apparent as individual descends into into a manic or hypomanic state.