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Doesn't an orgasm release chemicals that could work to reduce depression? I forgot the name of said chemical.

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87- because some have a big imbalance of said chemicals, or have malfunctioning chemical glands, thus making them feel depressed. It's not always as simple as cheering up, but can often be a medical, empirical issue, and not a subjective thought-problem.

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Please do the human race a favor and get a vasectomy. If you're honestly so ignorant as to believe a woman can't get pregnant unless she orgasms, you have no business having sex.

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87- Antidepressants do not numb your emotions... They release serotonin into your blood stream. This makes said person feel 'normal' if they have a chemical imbalance in their brain and a bit perkier if they are balances chemically but not emotionally.

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Yeah there are always a lot of generics out there you can switch to, usually in case someone's allergic to one kind. This way you won't be depressed and you'll be able to orgasm ;)

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I have the same problems, basically the whole class of drugs I need for anti depression and anti anxiety have a possibility of sexual side effects, Wellbutrin is one that has a rep for both not having sexual disfunction side effects. My husband took it as a teenager and he said it actually way increased his sex drive. I've been doing the drug shuffle myself to try to find something that works for me. Celexa murdered my libido hard and made it so I couldn't finish no matter how hard my husband an

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I'm on Effexor right now, and I have a hard time (no pun intended) even....ahhhh....getting hard, let alone not orgasming! I've tried Zoloft...same deal! I was on Wellbutrin and to put it mildly....it made me so upset and super angry that I wanted to kill anyone who came with 12 feet of me and accidentally breathed hard! So I couldn't stay on that one too long. And although Effexor is keeping me and my depression at bay for the time being I guess I have to put up with the rest...but in general,

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Also remember OP, medications work differently for different people. What may not work for our fellow FMLers may just as well work for you. Talk to your doctor about the right medications for you. Bring up some issues you've heard about certain ones and I'm sure they'll be able to work something out for you.

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I use Marijuana, and it keeps me hard and smiling! Oh, and Mikey likes it, to boot! Who is old enough to remember that one?

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Antidepressants have odd side effects all around... But they usually don't stay. Once your body gets used to it, most side effects SHOULD go away.

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Take the medication until you plan on having sex then don't. That way you won't be depressed and you can orgasm.

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They build up in your system...so stopping it the day you want to blow your load is not going to work! But at least you gave finding a solution your best try! Better luck next time!

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21. OP never stated that it was affecting her. The FML said she looked them up and that was one of them. It seems to me that in the end when OP stated the choice between depression and orgasm,she may have been jumping to conclusions by assuming she would experience that particular side effect.

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Testing for an orgasm...that's a new one. "Mrs. OP, we have your test results...and you're positive for no orgasms."

It'd would have been ironic if you were depressed because you couldn't orgasm as well the side effects added on to it.

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