Elbow: Can't Get It Up

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Can't Get It Up

My life seems so different right now. I’m seeing myself in different ways, and I’m looking at the world is a slightly different color. I’m not sure where this change has come from, but as of the last omission, I have not involved myself with p&m. It feels good to have walked away from such a difficult addiction, yet I see that I still suffer from its captivating choke hold. I feel like I might relapse anytime now. But at least I’m aware, and present with the fact that I struggle and I am weak in this area. Perhaps someday it will become my strength. Until then, I’ll try to lean on the Lord and have Him help me with this daunting task of spiritual cleanliness.

Slowly I see myself progressing in ways that I never thought I could actually attain. I have now mastered a 6-pack. I have never had this definition in my abdomen in my life, but as of late I have been working hard to achieve the physical form that I would like. I still have a long way to go, but I’m beginning to be even prouder of the way I look.

Mentally I have been turning off the TV and focusing on reading and creative endeavors. I feel a lot more solid now that I have been able to rely on myself for entertainment, rather than the TV or movies. I haven’t seen a movie in a long time, and I like it. I like not sitting down for two hours to only feel a little bit of entertainment. Now I am active and constantly stimulated by my own accomplishments. I guess that sounds a little narcissistic of me, but I like.

And then there’s the issue of my marriage. My wonderful marriage to my seriously incredible wife; she’s stunning and she is everything that I have ever wanted in the woman of my dreams (not to mention, she has a 6-pack too). And yet I can’t get an erection. I can’t get the unit up. It’s frustrating and it’s more than embarrassing. She of course knows that I am attracted to the male persuasion, but not being able to get it up has never been a problem. I’ve mostly been able to get it up, but lately it’s just not interested at all. I’m only 28 for f*** sake! I’ll be 29 next month, maybe that has something to do with it, but a sexless marriage is still good, but it’s definitely incomplete.

I still feel like there are days that I just want to throw in the towel and say goodbye to the whole married-to-a-woman thing. But I feel that my progression on the earth is best suited for me to be with a woman.

All I’ve ever wanted was to have kids. To love my own offspring and raise a little boy that looks like me and to hold a little girl that has my same genetic makeup. None of that can happen if my impotence continues, and my homosexuality gets in the way of my marriage. That last sentence is funny. With laughing fingers I write again: “my homosexuality gets in the way of my marriage.” Remember that one.


Blogger Kengo Biddles said...

Sometimes it's other stressors in life. One thing that has helped me is to direct my thoughts and find enjoyment as I interact in the bedroom with my wife. (How's THAT for PC?)

Basically, make sure that she's happen and let yourself get excited when she's showing that you're truly helping her to know of your devotion to her...I can't say it any other PG way, so...I'll leave it at that. But you can e-mail me if you'd like me to be a bit more explicit.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Loyalist (with defects) said...

this is something I also continue to experience on an ongoing basis.

but at the same time my wife doesn't like sex so it works out somehow. i guess. I just wish i din't like sex too.

good luck to you.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Beck said...

KB: Your PC comments make me chuckle. How less explicit can you get?

ELBOW: Homosexuality does get in the way of marriage! Welcome to my reality! It happens! And it happens often! Anyone that tells you otherwise is lying. But I agree with KB that you need to show your "devotion" to her (and her hard-earned 6-pack) "despite" your homosexual attractions and that you really do continue to love her just the same.

P.S. Kids are a great unifying focus of a marriage even when homosexuality gets in the way. But with the joy and the having a boy growing up like you and a girl with your gene pool, comes the stress that may lead to more time of "not getting it up". :-)

Love the post!

2:21 PM  
Blogger SG said...

The PC-ness around here is so vague I'm having a hard time figuring it all out - and I've been married for over 20 years! You guys crack me up!

Anybody want any ideas about how to deal with this, email me and I WON'T be PC. And yes, I have my current recommend in my wallet.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Thrasius said...

I've enjoyed your blog. Thanks for being so open about your struggles. I hope things go better for you. That's great about your six-pack. What in particular have you been doing because I could use a little help in getting better definition.

8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello! ;)
hey... what disturbed news!
what do U suppose about it?

10:38 PM  
Blogger Forester said...

I'm so glad that I'm not the only one experiencing a problem down there. I usually don't have a probelm, but lately my wife and I have had sex maybe once this year. I miss that intimacy. I'm to the point where I can get it up long enough for her but not long enough for me. That's all that really matters, that I can perform long enough for her.

I also have to admit that I feel so guilty of thinking about men when we have sex. Do you guys do this as well? I don't always have to do this, but it helps from time to time. I really do hate resorting to thinking about men when I'm with my wife.

10:51 PM  

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