Our expert says:
Antidepressants can have a negative impact on libido and also on slowing down orgasm (increases the orgasmic threshold), but they do not usually impact directly on arousal. I would suggest he speaks to his doctor to ask if he can go on another antidepressant that has fewer sexual side effects (they are there - eg. wellbutrin, zoloft). These medications may have a different side effect profile, so he needs to discuss this with his doctor and decide on a way forward. Ultimately, intimacy and sexual pleasure is still possible - just not how you're used to it. If his doctor is concerned about changing medication; you might need to either get a second opinion or find ways to adapt to these difficulties, bearing in mind, of course, that the depression is hopefully less of a problem now!
Claire - SASHA
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