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Do You Use Sex To Combat Depression? Has It Gotten You In Trouble?

Do You Use Sex To Combat Depression? Has It Gotten You In Trouble?

You know that we get dopamine from having sexual orgasms...and the oxytocin release. How do you feel about sexuality and depression

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I don't believe that there is really such a person as an asexual one . . Freud theorized that human beings are basically motivated by the id (the unconscious aspect of ourselves that contains our libidinal energy and our aggressive impulses), and primarily by the pleasure principle . . we all are, of course, motivated by other things in life, as well, but I do agree with Freud's analysis of human motivation . .

edited, originally posted over 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

You know what? Asexual is a great way to be. You use your energy for creative things.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Sexual activity just makes me more and more unhappy. I don't like it at all. I don't want to have it anymore. Nevertheless I watch pornography and masturbate on occasion but even that isn't pleasurable. I just do that to numb out the pain and that effect only lasts for a few minutes... Gosh I hate it. Probably not going to have a girlfriend or wife cause I don't want to have sexual intercourse. I have no desire for it and maybe that's cause I'm deathly unhappy but I don't care for it.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Good one- before I was diagnosed with depression officially and PTSD, I was using sex, alcohol, and medical drugs to combat my feelings of guilt, shame, and depression. After I was raped, I really lost it- meaning at that point I wanted revenge on males in general- so I would look for one night stands, get into relationships and when they ran out of money I left. I was so emotionally detached.

I still enjoy sex, but now it’s actually meaningful because I’m in love with my husband. However, my depression medication as well as his - lowers our libido.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Medication made this VERY difficult for me! Because I'm depressed I often don't feel like engaging in activity of this kind so it's kind of hard when you're in a long term relationship.

posted over 2 years ago
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