The Silent Killer of Sex Life: Depression

The Silent Killer of Sex Life: Depression

Depression is a physical and mental state of mind which cannot be anticipated or avoided by a person.

It requires a lot to get out of it and even more to stand against it and fight it.

This condition might have a significant impact on the sexual relationships of individuals as well.


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While, sex can take off one’s mind from having depressing thoughts, because of the diversion caused, depression can lead for one to not have sex as well.

Depression can cause severe issues like erectile dysfunction, the inability to have orgasms, lessen libido and such.

  • How depression affects sex?

State of mind is impactful when it comes for one to have sex.

The brain is solely responsible to not only stimulate the hormonal side of the sexual activities, but it is also responsible for blood flow to be controlled to the sex organs when the libido is high.

Thus, during depression or as a matter of fact any mental condition, the brain dysfunctions and is not in its original state to have a command over the body.

Depression thus takes control over the body and mind, thus curbing any desire for sex and causing the body part not to function properly.

  • Sexual problems caused by depression:

Sexual satisfaction of both partners is closely related to their mental health and psychological factors.

Therefore, depression or any unhealthy mental conditions can lead to:

·       Inability to initiate or perform during sex;

·       Erectile dysfunction;

·       Decreased sexual desire;

·       Issues with having orgasms;

·       Delayed ejaculation;

·       Premature ejaculation;

What are the precautionary measures?

It is always advisable to treat the depression first and then find a solution for your sexual needs.

Approaching a doctor or a therapist is the best way out.

They can prescribe the best antidepressants and medication which can work simultaneously to cure depression as well as one’s sexual problems.

Furthermore, it is essential to talk directly to the doctor or the therapists regarding sexual dissatisfactions that one might be facing during their depression.

This is because the doctor might provide medications based on the condition one is in.

Otherwise, there might be side effects caused due to medications as well, which might further lead to sexual problems.

  • Does antidepressants lower sexual desires or do they have side effects?

Yes. Antidepressants might have side effects depending on the kind of dosage and the amount of dosage which is being prescribed.

There are several kinds of medications available to treat the numerous types of depression one might be affected with.

Thus, it is always better to ask the doctor regarding the dosage and the antidepressant prescribed if one is facing trouble with their sexual health.

The doctor might act accordingly, by prescribing medication to take along with the anti-depressant, or they can make alterations based on the condition.

They might even alter the kind of medicine after a while basing on their judgments, and the condition of the depression one is facing.

There is no one-stop when it comes to depression or curing depression.

Nor there is a permanent cure for the problem.

The problem might resurface again, anytime throughout the lifetime.

Thus, it is always advisable to get help and find the medication that suits your need.

Sex is a great cure for depression because there are hormones involved which creates a lighter mood in people and also boosts the essential mental and physical health of the person, leading to a healthier approach towards life. Yet, depression is the leading factor as to why one might avoid sexual desires or do not have the intention to have sex.