Now, I feel full disgust when he touches me and when we have sex. There is nothing about it that I find enjoyable and I have been with men and women both who have tried to make me interested, it just never feels like it is for me. We are just now trying to work on this. Thats so interesting that you mention Misophonia Matt, as I suffer from sexual aversion and have misophonia and misokenisia. I know I was never traumatized in childhood, I had a normal appetite for most of adulthood, but Im in full-blown aversion territory now that I have 2 kids when my dating profile said doesnt want kids. Why have them? I went through menopause about 6 years ago and since then my sexual desire has disappeared. Now 57 life has promoted menopause and left much of what inspired earlier in life awash. stay single! Matt, this is me exactly, including the drinking. I want us to be lost in each other. Plus, even when I am alone, i come across looking at/reading sexual things in my line of workand not ANY of it NONE of it is a turn-on to me. Like I have told therapists I know exactly what my issues are, how they came to be and what it will take in a normal situation to overcome/move past it. It has been such a huge relief! One actually resulted in a pregnancy, which I choose adoption.. for the sake of the child. Whats wrong with me? I dont know how to fix my issue, its confusing. Menopause promoted uncertain new surprises and swept my sexual senses to the open seas, farewell. Both emotions arise as our body responds to a I couldnt have said it better myself. I am 27yrs old. Woah i am so glad theres a name for it i am recently married to one patient guy, we havent been able to have sex yet because this has become such a huge problem for me. Wifes responsibility is to provide those NEEDS. I think it is very important to find out which of the two it is though. im getting nervous about that day and i cant see a therapist atm. I cant explain most of how I feel about it. Nothing more. Although, I must say that he has to have sex every other day. I was raised in a very conservative religious family and all sex talk was discouraged except for the standard wait until marriage line. I think that it would be beneficial to at least try talking to a professional there are therapists specializing sex as well as couples counselling. She seems to act is if it is just my problem, not her problem, not our problem. how can I get over this? The navy Doctors said extreme exhaustion and sleep deprivation causing a condition resembling extrem psycosis and paranoia. I did not know there was a connection.. Actually, we were in complete sync. The smells and the fluids etc are repulsive. I am repulsed. Sex is just the LAST thing on my list. This is spot on. I just stumbled upon this ai didnt even Know Sexual Adversion was a thing, but I totally diagnosed myself.Wow, so what have you done to make things better. Sex is in no way a basic need. I will offer one piece of advice that was given to me. I know where it came frommy previous marriage. WebSome people sometimes feel anger or disgust or even fear when another person expresses romantic attraction towards them, even if they are capable of feeling romantic attraction There is no satisfaction in it whatsoever. In your situation, where your wife is not willing to make the sacrifice for you and your relationship, you should sit her down and tell her your feelings. She could do what ever she wanted I didnt care. being sent back to my mothers with he did not need a useless wife who did not stand with him. Matt. My ex walked out on me over 6 years ago. help me people! I fleed twice only to be swooned into his wanting me back into his home. Narcissists come in both male and female form, and both should not be anywhere near a relationship. That is all they think about 24/7. It is insanity to keep attempting the same thing. For myself.. If you arent willing to do it then the only alternatives for your spouse is to also do without or get it elsewhere. I have 0 turn-ons. IN 2009 to let a young man have a honey moon with his 4 month pregnant bride, me and his father canceled his trip on the orient express and set up his first vacation since 1976 to Start on January the second with a 5 week vacation In St Croix He was so mad another vacation to Eyuurope was canceled or not aloowed, he dislocated my shoulder getting the refund backi from me I was going to give back at Christmas, then seven men TSA, His brother in law and his union Minister and steward had to stop him from killing his father strangling him to death over a lousy vacation. Anyways, Im looking for advice on how to work through this. I feel like this article is talking about what i am going through, since i had a baby i have no desire for any sexual activities, touching makes me cringe, it is a painful experience and so unfair for the partner then, you try so hide in your mind to relax and go though it but i wonder what does this do to your sycho, it is so unhealthy, frustrating, hurting but you do it because you love your husband so bad you dont want to send him away. You explained it PERFECTLY! We are at risk of falling apart. Im sorry you have to deal with all that but dont sacrifice your mind for someone who doesnt understand. Me, I just wanted to listen to 50s music, and watch The Golden Girls haha. Since we started doing it again I try to avoid him. I had a tendency to get into my head, even if someone was noticeably attracted to me. I actually wasnt physiologically able to go through with the act, but this didnt matter. Feeling guilty about not being able to please him. But one more thing..the not in love statementsat the beginning of a relationship its easy to feel all giddy and in loveafter time like a few years things settle down and you trade giddy in love feelings for steadfast solid true love. But after practicing I had a similar feeling growing up. She will begin by spending some alone time, thinking of me, and writing down the feelings that present themselves as anxiousness, or negativity. I am hoping we are not to badly scarred and that there may be hope and some kind of treatment that can fix this huge problem of ours. My suggestion before you get consumed in hatred (I was that too), go back to doing the sh#t you loved when you were 6 years old. HE Ended up aknowlegding those needs leaving a bloody trial of broken people when they interfered with him. now the girl i married cant feel any pleasure from kissing , touching, or hugging as normal , i was curious why is she doing this, maybe i can relate this article to her problem, ,,. I know this sounds stupid but it feels like it doesnt or shouldnt be affecting me anymore but I guess it still is. I made my concerns vocal, and we both did some research. so theres that awesomeness to look forward to. And everyone else was to. for my part I wasnt trying to have an affair, just sex. I can take care of myself in that regard, and I do(not nearly as often as I used to) But even then, I dont think of your typical sexual thoughts. I was lectured by the ombudsman that I was not to discuss any thing but reenlisting. I refuse to let the past keep me prisoner who knows, maybe after my past severe trauma and fixing my alchemical cosmic energy, the love of my life will show up, I have been waiting for this moment I appreciated and respected him but that was JUST IT. Hi DVG, I always loved and worshipped my wife, then I learned affairs can happen from the self, meaning a broken moral compass, very low self esteem, hitting rock bottom, etc. Extreme reaction, like what panic attacks do. Sucks to see there are women pushing themselves to service their partners needs and enduring this shit, that is so heartbreaking. So The first day my husbands mother had to stop him from chasing his father down and hurting him for setting up the apointment with HR to reinstate without his say so She thought they would wait two weeks to Reinstate him but they put him on seconds that day for a 12 hour shift, He was again met by the same note as the day before to take the sofa and leave me alone. What about men like me who have suffered from sexual aversion all their lives? It feels good to share. The final straw was when he was awakened at 6am on a Monday morning not to see his rack again until after his collapse at 1500 Saturday evening. I learned how to think positive and have confidence.. Regardless of what empowering dont care what he thinks, says or does you throw at me, its bull, it does matter. I resent feeling I have to drive or I do not feel safe. Youre allowed to discover your personal sexual preferences, youre allowed to take your time in figuring this out, and youre allowed to say at the end of the day that you dont like sex and dont feel comfortable with it, if thats the conclusion you come to. An aversion to sex as Ive come to believe is that an individual just does NOT have any interest in, nor desire for sex at any level. Well, If a woman tries to meet those needs.no matter what they are or how they are Expected to be expressed, without feeling like a mutual partner engaging in a mutually fulfilling expression of love, I would totally expect her to react negatively to providing for his NEEDS. This was devastating for her and the worse part is, it was useless for me as I learned that this in no way made up for a lack of sex in our marriage. Any views and opinions expressed are not necessarily shared by GoodTherapy.org. And i cant seem to get it thru his head, that I still love him and want top be with him, Married for 10 yrs.I moved out of our house 8 months ago. even down to strained and negative relationships with male family members. If you would like to consult with a mental health professional, please feel free to return to our homepage, http://www.goodtherapy.org/, and enter your postal/zip code into the search field to find therapists in your area. Well, arent you a sad fellow. But, Im still looking forward to when my husband would rather read a good book :). Our friendship/relationship changed in character just recently, and became more personal. We do nothing that will set off triggers for me. This is a gut felt boundary. ive been to therapy and it hasnt been any help. The next morning what I thought would happen did, I ended up with a broken ankle. > in 2009 he threw me across a conference roomafter telling him that it was the last time we would stop him from taking a vacation as he saw fit I was crying that we had given him offers of the mid winter time and if hje would have just availed himself of that offer any time in the last 24 years. At the same time, your husband needs to be reminded that you require more from him in this area.