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How Depression Can Affect Your Libido

How Depression Can Affect Your Libido

Many people out there suffer from chronic depression. For many, it is simply a daily part of their lives, and it is something that they need to cope with on a regular basis.  Depression, as well as other mood disorders, might have an impact on various spheres of one’s life and personality. From affecting relationships to undermining work-life balanced, there are many areas of life at risk of being tainted by depression. One such area is a person’s libido. depression and libido

Your sex drive can be deeply affected by your mood, and depression is often linked with lack of libido or sexual desire. How can you break this pattern and regain some lust in your life? Keep reading to learn more about it.

Gain Insight From Therapy

In some cases, therapy might be the best way to go. A professional support infrastructure with the right healthcare providers can help you manage mental health issues, such as severe depression, anxiety, stress, and more. Remember that treating your depression should always come before trying to address any sexual problems that your depression might be causing. Start at the root of the issue.

You may run the risk of therapy potentially causing a temporary lack of libido in some cases, as certain medications and antidepressants if prescribed, can suppress sex drive or affect sexual function in various ways.

Be upfront and honest with your partner.

You should not try to hide your depression from your partner. In fact, the best thing you can do is to talk about it openly and honestly. Acknowledging that your depression is affecting your sex drive can be a great step forward to create a common ground of understanding in this relationship, especially if your partner might misunderstand your lack of sex drive and assume that it might stem from other issues such as them or within the relationship itself.

A supportive partner might be able to walk you through the process of restoring your sex drive and overcoming depression. Do not be afraid of exploring the topic of your depression broadly with your partner, let them ask questions and make sure to foster an environment of honesty and emotional openness. After all, this should only bring the two of you closer.

Manage your expectations.

Whether you are depressed or not, it’s important to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all standard, dictating how often should you have sex, and how you should feel about it.

Sex can be a very subjective experience, and many people have very different feelings about it. The way sex is often portrayed by society and the media is not a realistic representation of how individuals experience sex in their routine lives.

Such an unrealistic portrait oftentimes fuels the flames of unrealistic expectations, which might make it even more difficult to cope with depression and other emotional disorders. Many couples are often concerned with questions such as “How often should we have sex for the relationship to be healthy?” The truth is that there is no set answer. It all varies on a case-to-case basis.

If you’re feeling depressed due to feelings of inadequacy due to the size of your penis Dr. Loria can help offer alternatives. Contact our office today for a private one on one consultation. 877-375-6742.


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