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rjoh55 posted:
This is a serious question. Please only serious replies.

Is there an Rx that will suppress a mans sex drive? This is becoming a problem and suppression seems to be the best answer to saving my marriage.
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fcl responded:
Sompe antyi-depressants might lower it but not suppress it entirely. Might I ask why you would want to do that?
There's nothing inherently dirty about sex, but if you try real hard and use your imagination you can overcome that.
 
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gymrat44 responded:
You haven't given much information about your situation but you make me wonder what might be best for you. Our sex drives are important and it's best if our mates have one which is compatible. If you have a mate with a much lower drive but it's more important to maintain your marriage than to have your sex drive satisfied, try talking with a trained counselor to see what options are available to you. If you really want to stay with her I bet a professional could help guide you to actions to help you handle your sex drive -- but it probably would require some work on your part and would require more than taking an Rx.
Good luck, buddy -- let us know how it goes for you!
 
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Guthrie53 responded:
Trust me, you're not the first guy to think about doing away with his sex drive. I spent way to much time watching porn when I was in my teens and twenties, and it's only now that I realize how harmful to my psyche it really has become. I remember vividly every seen, and this has really screwed my mind up, interfering with all the relationships I have in my life, male and female. I have read a lot about sex addiction, and most of the material says that this addiction is the hardest addiction to cure, going so far as to say that there is no cure for it, just treatment in managing how we react when the urges present themselves.
I'm not sure if you have a religious faith, but I have found that the only thing that helps is reading portions in the Bible that talks about certain individuals who like us are sinful beings, but they endured and made changes in the life by remembering that God is always watching you no matter what it is the you are doing. Of course this works only if you actually believe in God, and I do. The Bible speaks of Moses as "being steadfast in seeing the One who is invisible". For me this work. I'm not gonna say that I have never had a relapse, but for the most part, when these thoughts come up in my mind, I remember that God is watching my right now, and if he was in the room talking to me, I wouldn't give a thought to masturbating or allowing my mind to dwell on the perversions my mind has witnessed over the years of seeing so much pornography. Most are inclined to believe it doesn't work, but I know it has in my case. You are welcome to write me if you have a question at guthrie5312@gmail.com.
 
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Guthrie53 responded:
I am also inclined to agree with gymrat44, about seeing a marriage counselor, adding only that after seeing the counselor for a while, you should include your wife in on the sessions. As difficult as it seems it would be to talk about some of the things in front of her, it might bring you two closer working on the issue together. When she realizes how committed you are to maintaining a healthy relationship with her, it may help her understand you better. That's what women want the most, to know that you are a team, and that come what may, you are committed to being with her the rest of your life. Please let us know how it goes.


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