Is mental health linked to sexuality?

ARPKasso ARPKasso
I think so.
01/02/2013
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
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Originally posted by - Kira -
So there have been some recent discussions about depression and how it applies to masturbation, eating, etc. It got me thinking about how mental health pertains to sexual health. I've read a few articles that link certain mental illness to high ... More
I do not have mental health problems but do think it is linked to sexuality.
01/02/2013
Bittenflame Bittenflame
It definately has it's connects
01/02/2013
Deeder Deeder
I have both depression and anxiety issues, though most of the time I can't tell if they're effecting my drive, or vice versa.
01/02/2013
jfree jfree
Mm, sometimes my depression/anxiety gives me off days where I don't want to masturbate, but those are nights when I'm having episodes (pertaining to self-harm and multiple, back-to-back crying spells.)

Generally, I keep my depression controlled, even with medicine, so it doesn't quite impact my sexuality. Though now I wonder if my meds might be inhibiting me somehow, not to say that they don't for some.
01/12/2013
bog bog
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
So there have been some recent discussions about depression and how it applies to masturbation, eating, etc. It got me thinking about how mental health pertains to sexual health. I've read a few articles that link certain mental illness to high ... More
I believe mental and physical health can, but don't always, impact sexuality.
05/19/2013
Rawr4483 Rawr4483
I think so.
05/19/2013
Nezzie13 Nezzie13
I have mental health issues, but mine are cyclic, so the effects vary. It's not always positive or negative, and for the most part I try to keep it from interfering with any part of my relationship. I'm much too in love to let that happen
05/24/2013
Bme Bme
Many depression medications negatively affect sexuality. Depression also negatively affects sexuality.
05/24/2013
dancingduo dancingduo
I think sex is more mental than people realize. I also think people with conditions can either be better or worse off depending on the situation. Not saying that they cannot be good lovers...just may have a advantage or disadvantage.
05/24/2013
vittmsk vittmsk
I do not have mental health problems but do think it is linked to sexuality
05/24/2013
Hipposterous Hipposterous
I have mental health problems and it varies depending on the medication I am on at the time and other life factors.

For a while I legitimately thought I was asexual because I had 100% lost any desire for sexual contact of any type. When I stopped the medication I was taking, started something else, and coupled that with different types of sex, my desire returned. I am bipolar, and if a lot of stress is going on in my life it will trigger depressive episodes and I will lose my desire anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. But when I am in mania I can be a lean, mean, fucking machine. Almost to a dangerous extent.

When I am "normal" I am still an above-average sexual person, but my mental health can make that swing up and down for multiple reasons.
06/21/2013
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