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Depression and some antidepressants curb sexual drive. This has a negative effect on the depression as sex releases 'happy hormones'. Thus, depression and your sex life share a cyclic relationship. The effect of depression on your sex life is a result of both brain functioning and physical changes in the body.
Here are a few things you can work on if stress or depression is ruining your sex life:
- Break the pattern: Depression often makes a person withdraw from others and cease to enjoy any experience. This becomes a thought pattern that cannot be cured with medication. Talking to a counselor can help unlearn these thought patterns and help people form new social bonds. As part of the treatment, the patient will need to find and explore new ways of enjoying sex that can strengthen strained relationships. Talk to your partner.
- Having an open conversation with your partner: It is the key to improving relationships and one's sex life. Talk about your sexual needs and help your partner understand your mental barriers to sex. Find forms of foreplay that appeal to both of you. It is also important for you and your partner to understand that there is no 'standard' to how often you should have sex or how you should feel after it.
- Try to stay away from performance anxiety: Don't let performance anxiety take a toll on your sex life. Studies show that being conscious about their performance in bed leads men to lose their erection, which takes all the pleasure away from intimate moments. Instead of being stressed about your sexual performance, focus on your partner's needs and attend to them for a more pleasurable sex life.
- Don't make it seem necessary to have sex even if your partner is tired: If you find that stress due to problems at workplace or financial issues is affecting your partner considerably, then respect his/her decision of saying no to sex. Don't pressurise your partner to get intimate just because you want it. Your patience and understanding nature will increase your partner's admiration towards you, in turn leading to a more passionate and happier sex life.
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Sometimes, depression and problems in bed influences each other. Intimacy complications, such as anorgasmia (inability to orgasm), or erectile dysfunction, often exist side-by-side with depression. Blame it on today’s fast paced lifestyle or unhealthy habits that a major portion of couple population suffers from this dual issue. So much so that sometimes it results in a sour break up of relationships. However, doctors can normally treat depression-related sexual problems.
The Connection Between Depression and Sexual Problems
Let us view our brain as a highly responsive sex organ. The sexual desire begins in our brain and then travels down our body through neurotransmitters or primary brain chemicals. These chemicals are responsible in increasing communication between our brain cells and triggering more blood flow to our sex organs. With depression, this communication between brain cells doesn’t happen, and thus pops up the problem. This lack of communication causes sexual problems. Many women and men with depression complain about having no or low sexual desire. And this can create an emotional turbulence in relationships.
Antidepressants and Sexual Problems
Antidepressants are extremely helpful in boosting your mood or sense of self-regard. However, certain kinds of antidepressants, such as Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, have unsatisfactory side effects; sexual mostly. Antidepressants work by altering the chemicals in your brain (neurotransmitters). These same neurotransmitters are involved in sexual activity. Sexual dysfunction occurs when antidepressants alter the nerve pathways that channel sexual response.
Side effects of Antidepressants
Antidepressants may cause the following sexual problems:
- Inability to enjoy or initiate sex
- Delayed ejaculation or premature ejaculation in men
- Erectile Dysfunction where the man becomes incapable of attaining of holding on to an erection.
- Reduced sexual desire
- Inability to orgasm
If you notice issues in sexual functioning or decreased interest in sex while suffering from depression, consulting your doctor is important. With consultation, you and your doctor will be able to figure out whether the cause of your sexual problem is
- the antidepressants that were prescribed or
- any other medical cause.
Luckily, there are many ways to counter antidepressant-induced sexual side effects without compromising on your treatment for depression. Your doctor may either prescribe different antidepressants that prevent loss of libido, or give you medicines that you can take along with the antidepressant. Hiding your problems, or being ashamed of them won’t help you. I have been helping couples in coming out of depression induced sexual problems for past 10 years. You should first talk freely with your partner and then see me for a solution for your problem.
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