Our expert says:
Nick, not DOES, but CAN. All antidepressants MIGHT affect one's sexual life adversely, none of them do it to everyone, and we might be badly affected by one, mildly affected by another, and not affected by a third. And some very rarely cause sexual side-effects. The effects can include loss of libido / desire ( which depression can also cause, of course ) or interference with arousal or orgasm.
I'm a bit puzzled as to your gender, but I gather you're male, in which case at least you're safe from every becoming a numphomaniac, a condition limited to women, The equivalent in men is called satyriasis. That's interestng, but hardly useful, I know !
Most people find the slepiness / relaxation esponse after orgasm, to be common, rather than aggression.
You have an interesting theory, which would suggest we ought to try to get by on less orgasms per month, I suppose. I don't think SSRI's have any significant effect on sperm, in quality or amount, but then the amount of sperm actually produced hasn't a lot to do with frequency of ejaculation.
If the impact of your antidepressant on your sexual activity is bothersome to you, discuss this with your shrink / doctor, and a different medication could help the depression without the effects you find to be a nuisance. Nefazodone is a non SSRI antidepressant with little or no sexual impact.
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