Stress causing me to be horny! Is this likely?

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unhappyandconfused Thu 15-Mar-18 09:41:21

Has anyone noticed if they become horny when stressed?
My periods stopped a while back (I'm 45) and the GP has said it is my working hours. Nights etc. My hormone levels showed I am not peri-menopausal and I am still ovulating.
I have a sexless marriage so this is a real problem. I have been put on sick leave for a month but I didn't dare mention the horniness to the GP.
I made a mistake taking on FT hours 2 years ago after being PT for 10 years. Too much and I am struggling with housework, kids and work! Been feeling overwhelmed for a while. I am in a profession that my degree is specifically for so will struggle to find something else. Manager won't let me drop hours.

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unhappyandconfused Thu 15-Mar-18 09:42:52

I am the biggest earner and DH is ten years older and looking at retirement in the next few years as his job may be made redundant. Pressure!

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BettyBaggins Thu 15-Mar-18 12:47:58

Simply put, yes, it can for me. Solo time important especially if you arent getting regular sex. I think us women in mid 40's can get quite rabid for it... blush

Tuesdaynightname Thu 15-Mar-18 18:57:03

I think your age many have a lot to do with it. That, and the fact your have a sexless marriage.

I'm 46, had a very stressful year, had an almost sexless marriage, and I've been ridiculously horny. I've been like a bloody teenager, lusting after unavailable men, googling swingers clubs etc...

I think it's a combination of hormones, and the realisation that life is short and stressful, so get your fun where you can.

Luckily, I have an understanding DH who suggested an open type marriage (which was never going to work as all my crushes are married!), and eventually bought some Viagra.

BrutusMcDogface Mon 19-Mar-18 12:10:59

Orgasm is a good stress reliever, so yup, makes perfect sense!

lovemylover Mon 19-Mar-18 20:19:40

Stress and emotion mixed together yes, quite possible,at whatever age

DSHathawayGivesMeFannyGallops Sun 01-Apr-18 21:28:37

I find I can get quite aroused when I'm stressed. An orgasm seems to help calm me down. Possibly to do with how the body processes both feelings? I suggest you invest in a good vibrator.

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