A significant number of patients recovered from coronavirus in Mexico they report having lost desire and pleasure during their sexual encounters, explained César González Bonilla, coordinator of Health Research at the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS).
“I have seen reports of anorgasmia, that is, the absence of orgasms, a reduction in libido among patients,” he explained in an interview with milenio.
It is a sector that previously referred to having had an active sexual life and currently suffers from a lack of desire and pleasure, he said.
“It would be important to identify whether it is an organic or psychiatric disorder, either due to depression or a fear of having suffered from the disease,” he said.
The specialist specified that neurological complications are divided into those that affect the central nervous system, those that directly affect the brain through the vascular system and peripheral neuropathies in which nerve endings are affected, including those of the sexual organs.
“the pudendal nerves are the ones that innervate the entire genital area and if there is any peripheral neuropathy, obviously there will be no sensation nor will there be all the normal sensations of pleasure,” he said after referring that although this problem is documented as a covid has not been given enough attention.
What has been identified is that COVID-19 can affect nerve endings, reducing sensitivity to the degree of not responding to sensory stimuli, not reaching arousal and, therefore, genital orgasm.
Although, I clarify, this type of peripheral neuropathy has not been studied in the country, the sectors most affected after suffering covid are those with diabetes.
On the other hand, he commented, that recovered patients have also reported suffering from chronic fatigue even when they were already discharged.
“they suffer from the so-called post-viral wasting syndrome characterized by chronic fatigue, lack of concentration, difficulty falling asleep.” they are sequelae that can last for several months, the duration period has not yet been defined; we do not have much information on how to treat these types of patients, “he said.