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adifferentman25 posted:
I have been taking antidepressants for over 10 years and during that time, my sex life has been non existent. I never masturbated simply because I couldn't maintain an erection. The last two times I masturbated, I was able to maintain it long enough for me to ejaculate, but then it was over very quickly. The sexual desire is there and I have no trouble getting sexually aroused, but when I do, I am rarely able to have an erection long enough for me to ejaculate, and when I do ejaculate, virtually nothing comes out and it is over in 30 seconds.

I am deeply concerned that I will never have a sex life and that alone has added to my depression and anxiety. I went to the doctor to have a testosterone test done and the results were normal. My doctor suggested Viagra, but I am not sure that will help and plus my insurance does not cover it.

What do I do? I have been on tons of drugs over the years, and I have never once felt my sex life was alive and normal. Are there certain antidepressants that don't affect sexual ability or perhaps improve it? What about vitamins and minerals? Any advice would be appreciated.

I am not in a relationship right now, but when the time comes to get sexually intimate with someone, I fear it will be a disaster.

What do the experts say?
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georgiagail responded:
Have you discussed either getting off the antidepressants or finding one that does not have this side effect with your physician?

Gail