[Webmaster note: In March 2000, someone commented about the women being on a list for a disease causing sexual problems that only men have. This was Wendy's reply.]
I believe women are here because they too are forced to deal with
dysfunction caused by this disease. It may be that they are trying to
their partner's cope or they themselves are experiencing sexual
as a direct result of this disease.
I would hope that women are here to share, to cope, to better
their partner AND themselves, to listen, to absorb, to help others, to
themselves, and to deal with sexual dysfunction on all levels.
My husband and I both have suffered with all aspects of sexual dysfunction
continue to deal with sexual worries. Though he has an implant now and
longer have the impotency issues to deal with, we are soon to be faced
the lack of libido issues for him when he switches to new treatment.
are so closely connected, his libido often affects my libido and vice
We have to share openly with each other, but often in a sensitive
Things have worked so well for us so far because we have felt that it
Yes, HE is impotent and yes it is HIS body BUT I have had many sexual
issues to deal with since his diagnosis also. Thank goodness neither he
have tried to put ones needs ahead or above the other. We both have
desires, worries and heartaches and we have chosen to face them
dignity and with mutual respect. I am so fortunate to have a life
that wants to walk in this journey through life as equals. I have been
for him in his darker moments on the sexual front and he in turn has
there for me. When either of us have suffered with sexual disjunction
both been patient and loving to the other.
I am certainly blessed to married to such a fine man. He is
considerate, recognizes the worth in all people, is especially
and around women, and has what I consider high moral standards. He is a
perfect gentleman and I am proud to call myself his wife and mate.
(written March 2000)
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