I’m working on a longer performance piece about Adult ADD and I’d like to ask you to share your stories. It’s important that we do that. We learn from each other than we aren’t the only ones who have messy desks or get mad at interruptions or feel we haven’t really done anything with our lives. Also, it can give our partners, friends, and the public insight into the adult side of ADD. We are dealing with different issues than kids or teens.
In this section, I’m asking you to talk about something that is very difficult to talk about. Nobody talks about sexuality in polite company, but I’ve been fascinated by the work of Dr. Rory Reid (http://www.rory.net/pubs.htm). He headed up a group that was/is working on the connection between hypersexual disorder and ADHD. According to his research: “approximately 23-27% of hypersexual men also meet diagnostic criteria for adult ADHD”.
How has ADD affected your sex life? Your relationships? Your own sense of yourself as a sexual being? Do you have stories about that? Do you think there is a connection? Or is he way off?
To add your story, just click the word balloon above and to the right of this entry.
You can do it anonymously if you like, though I’d prefer to have your information so I can do follow up. If I end up using your story in a performance, it’ll be anonymous, so don’t worry about that!