Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) were launched in the mid to late 1980s. This generation of antidepressants is now the most common class used for depression. Examples include citalopram (Celexa ), escitalopram (Lexapro ), paroxetine (Paxil , Pexeva), fluoxetine (Prozac , Sarafem), vortioxetine (Brintellix), and sertraline (Zoloft ). Another SSRI, Viibryd, was approved in early 2011. Side effects are generally mild, but can be bothersome in some people. They include stomach upset, sexual problems, fatigue, dizziness, insomnia, weight change, and headaches .
My wife has PTSD COPD and takes hormone blockers. I never paid a lot of attention to what antidepressant she was currently taking. She did mention recently that if she was able to get off antidepressants her sex drive might improve. It turns out she is taking Celexa. I'm retiring in about a month and I truly believe that me being home all the time will reduce her stress level. Most weeks I work 3 days from home and she is not happy the days that I am gone. I'm a big optimist and I hope her off the charts sex drive returns and that I can spend many hours pleasuring her.
Many years ago she was prescribed Prozac and the side effects for her were agitation, weight loss and a continuously swollen clitoris which caused discomfort and no sexual relief.
I have a neurological problem with my feet which means I'm in constant pain. The number one treatment is Neurontin an antidepressant. I read about the side effects and told the doctor to forget it.View Thread
Sexual feelings are a good thing. Even if your partner isn't willing, please yourself. Medications can have an averse effect on your sexual feelings and being off them may be making you revert to what is normal at your age.View Thread
I never tried kegels. I did what is referred here as edging. I was able to have multiple near orgasms and they were satisfying enough that I have even fallen asleep during intercourse and wakened later with my penis in my partners vagina, which was a real treat. If I did orgasm after near orgasms the feeling was more intense when I was older. When I was younger (thirties) any orgasm was intense.View Thread
The difference between the level of importance in sex, between partners is one of the biggest stressors in long term relationships. Accommodation only lasts so long. I'm not talking about what she is saying now, but ultimately when things are resolved or not resolved.
If one partner wants sex once a month and the other once a month there is a balance. If one partner wants sex once a week and the other is willing to provide it as an accommodation once a month, neither partner will be happy. Lack of sex is one of the biggest topics discussed here.View Thread
Considering the majority of women can't orgasm from intercourse, you need to find what works. The friction she is talking about is when her clitoris gets stimulated. It's about finding the right position and alignment. Foreplay can increase the arousal level so less 'friction' is required.
If you have a normal sex drive you will want sexual activity frequently and it needs to be good for her rather than an accommodation.View Thread