What about sex?

Thank you for the FAQ's. It addresses most of my initial concerns and questions. I received my pacemaker less than a week ago. One issue I missed has to do with sex. Is this a concern? Do I need to wait a while for sex or is that even an issue? I didn't have restrictions before the pacemaker was installed. Will I now?


sorry if I offended

by ks1652 - 2007-05-02 06:05:12

If anyone was offended by my question I whole heartedly apologize. Believe me it wasn't the first thing I thought about following surgery....first thought....where's my dinner, then.....never mind! Thank you for the input and I promise I wont keep anyone updated. Thank you all!


by Ripple - 2007-05-02 07:05:29

I posted the first reply and my statement of "It is hard to believe you asked this question." was done in jest. What I meant to be implying was that adults don't usually need to ask this quesion, they just do what comes naturally. I certainly did not mean to imply the queston was out of order or in poor taste.

Maybe ks1652 should have a little fun and give a blow by blow description of her experiences. That certainly would create quite a firestorm, I'm sure. And I'm kidding, I'm kidding, I'm kidding.

It was a legimate question and it should have been treated as such.


Not a dumb question.

by bowlrbob - 2007-05-02 07:05:51

I for one had my really bad episode after which I received my pacemaker on an emergency basis. Right after an especially rambunctious encounter. So I had to ask that question. The answer was that with the pacer in place there should be no problem. The Dr. was right no problem. ENJOY!!!

phenomenon of posting

by CathrynB - 2007-05-02 08:05:19

So one of the amusing phenomenons related to posting on a website is it's often not obvious whether the Poster is male or female. For some reason, I assumed or guessed that KS1652 is male. Ripple obviously thinks KS1652 is female. And I'm guessing Ripple is male. Wonder if gender affects responses and assumptions about the gender of other posters? So KS1652, care to tell us who you are??? Have fun all of you, Cathryn

I love this site

by randrews - 2007-05-02 09:05:21

Is this site great or what?

Made me smile

by ela-girl - 2007-05-02 09:05:37

This post made me laugh only because...how many of us honestly checked this post because it said something about sex?! Our brains went..."Ohhhh!" :) My proof? 88 reads! Just look at the other posts! :)

Seriously, though. I waited for awhile just because I wasn't in the mood. I had my pm put in via emergency surgery, so there was a lot going on for me the first few weeks. I know someone on here once said they didn't even wait until they got out of the hospital!!

Have fun-

What about sex

by Ripple - 2007-05-02 10:05:14

It is hard to believe you asked this question. But you did so I'll answer.

I could hardly wait to see if I was really the Energizer Bunny I thought I was. But I was able to restrain myself for all of 6 hours after I got home. All I did different was put a little padding over the pacemaker implant site to be sure I didn't damage it. You see all that pacemaker knows is that there is an increase in physical activity to be accommodated. Have fun.

sex after PM

by CathrynB - 2007-05-02 11:05:33

Well, I won't tell you how long I waited, but I don't think it's hard to believe you asked this question. It's part of life. This was on my long list of questions when I met with my EP before surgery. He said "As long as you keep your left arm below shoulder level . . . so no swinging from the chandeliers . . . you'll be just fine. No problems."
Take care, Cathryn
p.s. Don't keep us posted on this particular topic. :-) lol

hard to believe?

by jessie - 2007-05-02 12:05:23

i don't for oe believe this question unusual or out of tasrte. is obviously a normal biological function of most adultsif able to partake and having a pacemaker would not be one of them. i can't believe you can't believe ks1652 asked this question. is it the 1600's????????????jessie

My husband was worried as well

by peacemaker - 2007-05-02 12:05:36

I asked my doctor and he said to proceed as normal. It has been 6 months with my first pacer and all is good. Before I had a chance to ask DR. my husband thought he would have to pace himself to my pacer, it was a well needed laugh. Take Care.


Funny story

by busby - 2007-05-03 08:05:11

KS1652 I have had my PM for about 4 years. I am probably a bit late with this reply so not many people will read it. Sex should not be any problem unless you have other problems. My husband had more of a problem than me as he was scared.
Anyway I have a funny story that happened after my last interogation of the PM. My PM records any unusual events that happened since the last time. Last time it showed an episode of atrial fibrillation and it gave an exact time and date. Anyway as I was leaving the office, my cardiologist said don't worry about the AF it was probably just due to exercise. Now I go to the gym a lot and my head was thinking 5:30 pm so I just started saying "but it was at 10:30 at night!" and realising at the same moment that I was putting my foot in my mouth I finished off the sentence by saying , "but we won't go there." The cardiologist and technician both had a bit of a giggle.
Hope this gives someone a smile

Sense of adventure

by rosep - 2007-05-04 11:05:13

it's all about position surely, and what better reason to become more adventurous????!!!!!!!!!!!!

thank god!

by LouLou21 - 2008-05-30 05:05:10

Ha ha, i am so glad i put this into the search! I have been dying to ask this question but bottled it everytime, these comments have made me smile, gotta be honest that i've been scared to do the 'do' and think my other half is deprived slightly.....but he wont be anymore, thank god!
Thanks to everyone who has commented and put us well lets just say quieter ones minds at ease.

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