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Do You Take Drugs That Might Cause Sex Problems?

Many widely used medications, both prescriptions and over the counter, may cause sexual side effects. But no one is fated to suffer them. Read More

Yes, I take lots of drugs

Yes, I take lots of drugs that affects my sexual behavior, and I try to correct that by fucking women. I don't think it is a secret

I take venlafaxine,and thank the cosmos for it every day.

Venlafaxine is the generic name of a very popular antidepressant. I take the generic form because it's cheaper and isn't made by Big Pharma. My antidepressant is boosted with a daily dose of 6,000 IUDs of VitD.
Does my antidepressant cause sexual side effects? You bet! I have zero sex drive except when ovulating, when I'd like to hump everything in sight. Do I have problems reaching orgasm! Absolutely! Right now it takes Hitachi Magic Wand levels of stimilation to "send me off", anything less doesn't do much.
Do I consider this situation a problem? NO,NO,NO, and NO. Without my antidepressant, I'd be dead. It's that bad. My life is good, sometimes even great. And without my meds I want to kill myself on my very best days.
Life is not perfect, and it never will be. Wanting everything 100% awesome is unrealistic. I knew these side-effects were possible when I started, and mine are quite mild compared with those of others I've read. I CAN orgasm and CAN be aroused. And I'm not dead! Seems like a pretty good trade-off for me, so far.

I'm kind of amazed at how

I'm kind of amazed at how many men seem to happily tolerate erectile dysfunction and very low libido caused by one or more of their medications. They don't bug their doctors to try something new, or try to get off antidepressants that they've been on for years and years, or try to lose weight to improve blood pressure, diabetes, etc.

I am over 50, and my girlfriends talk!, and we are generally pretty frustrated by our partners' unhealthy statuses. My H has a bigger problem, i.e. prostate cancer, but even for him he really hasn't done anything to address the issue, he seems to just tolerate no sex, no libido. It's very frustrating.

I suppose the same could be said for many women, I just am more familiar with the men I guess.

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