Dr. SK Tandon, Sexology
Depression, unlike stress, is notorious for adversely affecting the sexual desire of both men and women. The brain is the center for experiencing and translating the sensations of joy and pain. In chronic depression, the sexual drive disappears with the will to live, the will to be happy, and the desire to anticipate sexual pleasure. This works in a vicious circle until it affects your sexual performance, which in turn leads to anxiety and worthlessness. This is why good sexual experiences always make you feel good, and that’s why the consequences apply. The two are closely related and one is needed for the other.
This does not undermine the psychologically serious problems of clinical depression that today’s middle-aged generation is constantly working on. When you and your partner are depressed, it automatically causes relationship problems, which continue to project themselves into your sexual life. In addition to the psychological effects of depression on sexual life, all types of antidepressants prescribed by therapists to relieve depression have a negative effect on libido. Men face an early onset of erectile dysfunction. Women, on the other hand, find it difficult to ejaculate because the entire exercise is a mechanical test. It is mainly important to cure depression first. In most cases, problems related to sexual life have proven to go away with the disappearance of depression.
The biggest obstacle to overcome is breaking down the patterns you have established to deal with depression and breaking the anxiety that comes with it.Talking to your partner about the exact problem you are facing, experimenting with him / her to find new ways to enjoy sex, and giving foreplay some priorities in your sex life Can make a difference