increased masturbation, and antidepressants

increased masturbation, and antidepressants

Miss Anonymous Miss Anonymous
Normally I masturbate about 3-5 times a week. The last month and a half its now two-four times a day! everyday!! I don't know why the increase of sex drive. My guy think its because the doctor upped my antidepressants (wellbutrin) from 300 to 450mg a day. Each orgasm is good, never have a problem.

My guy actually told me this morning. "Thank God for your toys, because you are tiring me out" I was like " oh, homeboy no you did not" ha-ha

have any of you ever dealt with this? or ever dealt with random increased libido?
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5  (12%)
Sometimes
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Total votes: 42
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07/14/2011
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Taylor Taylor
Whenever I was on anti-depressants my sex drive would be about the same as normal, but I had an extremely difficult time having an orgasm. I would occaisionally be able to get a weak one out after maybe an hour of using toys. It was incredibly frustrating. I ended up going off of the antidepressants because I figured that regular orgasms helped with depression better than the medication did.
07/14/2011
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Miss Anonymous
Normally I masturbate about 3-5 times a week. The last month and a half its now two-four times a day! everyday!! I don't know why the increase of sex drive. My guy think its because the doctor upped my antidepressants (wellbutrin) from 300 to ...
Usually there is an organic reason for me to experience a surge in my libido...my guys fear those times because I am also MUCH more aggressive during those times.
07/14/2011
Beck Beck
Im a horn ball like that most days i love to masturbate i do it in the shower when i get dressed when i put lotion on and when its time to get busy and sometimes after we do it! my guy got me rechargeable batteries so i could stop using him so much!
07/15/2011
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Wellbutrin is known for increasing sex drive as a "side effect". Hence, why it's often combined with an SSRI. I'm not sure if it did to me when I was on it, I'm pretty horny no matter what.
07/15/2011
Ghost Ghost
I thought antidepressents tended to decrease libido?
07/15/2011
Wild Orchid Wild Orchid
Quote:
Originally posted by Ghost
I thought antidepressents tended to decrease libido?
Most do. And they may also cause inability to come or weak orgasms. Wellbutrin (bupropion) tends to increase it. There is a good website that compares the antidepressants - crazymeds.us
07/15/2011
froggiemoma froggiemoma
yes, i take wellbutrin too and noticed the same thing , no probs with orgasm here on it either.
07/15/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Miss Anonymous
Normally I masturbate about 3-5 times a week. The last month and a half its now two-four times a day! everyday!! I don't know why the increase of sex drive. My guy think its because the doctor upped my antidepressants (wellbutrin) from 300 to ...
I've had my libido increase. Not due to antidepressants, though. Now that I think about it, I think (it was long ago) Prozac caused me to be very horny, but I had a hard time coming. I got off of it, and the problem disappeared. Then they put me on a tricyclic (can't remember which one) and the orgasm thing happened again. It's the only time I've had problems with orgasm until peri-menopause.

I was on Welbutrin and I didn't notice any sexual side effects at all. Although I have heard some people have them. Some even have an increase in orgasm frequency. I should only be so lucky.

My Man "complains" that I wear him out regularly. Part of it is the age difference, (he's older and at the age where some men start to have mild ED problems) but he is glad to have sex often.
07/15/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Hmm ... I wonder if I should get on Wellbutrin ... Zoloft totally kills both my orgasm and libido. Being able to function emotionally is very important to me, that's why I'm on it to begin with. But it really leaves me with no drive.
07/15/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Yup - had the same thing happen to me. Not to the same extreme but I went from 75 mg to 150 mg. I used to take Paxil and had tried Effexor and those didn't change my libido, but killed my ability to orgasm. On Wellbutrin, my libido has increased and there's no change in my ability to orgasm whatsoever. And as an added plus, it also causes weight loss in some patients - including me. It is by far THE BEST drug my psych. has tried me on thus far.
07/15/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
Hmm ... I wonder if I should get on Wellbutrin ... Zoloft totally kills both my orgasm and libido. Being able to function emotionally is very important to me, that's why I'm on it to begin with. But it really leaves me with no drive.
It's so interesting how everyone is so different. Zoloft is the one antidepressant that gives me NO side effects. I didn't notice any sexual perks from Welbutrin, but some people do. Zoloft just leaves me "normal" (if there is such a thing for me) and has never caused sexual issues (nor added horniness) weight gain, or anything else.

I feel glad to have found something that works. Chili, talk to your doctor, if the Zoloft is killing your drive and ability to orgasm. No one should have to put up with those side effects.
07/15/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
It's so interesting how everyone is so different. Zoloft is the one antidepressant that gives me NO side effects. I didn't notice any sexual perks from Welbutrin, but some people do. Zoloft just leaves me "normal" (if there is such ...
Thanks, P'Gell. I'm glad Zoloft really worked out for you - the lack of libido is the only side-effect I have from it. Otherwise, it's a blessing.
07/15/2011
kinksters kinksters
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
Wellbutrin is known for increasing sex drive as a "side effect". Hence, why it's often combined with an SSRI. I'm not sure if it did to me when I was on it, I'm pretty horny no matter what.
07/18/2011
zeebot zeebot
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
Hmm ... I wonder if I should get on Wellbutrin ... Zoloft totally kills both my orgasm and libido. Being able to function emotionally is very important to me, that's why I'm on it to begin with. But it really leaves me with no drive.
Yeah, I had the same problem with Zoloft...I'm so glad I'm off it now!
07/18/2011
Rhazya Rhazya
When I was on anti-depressants, I'd say my sex drive stayed the same, but it was very frustrating because I could not orgasm, so could not relieve the tension that my body felt. So there were times when I masturbated more, because I felt frustrated that I couldn't come-surely this next time I will ETC.
07/22/2011
Leaving Love Leaving Love
Yes
07/23/2011
AndromedaJane AndromedaJane
Quote:
Originally posted by Miss Anonymous
Normally I masturbate about 3-5 times a week. The last month and a half its now two-four times a day! everyday!! I don't know why the increase of sex drive. My guy think its because the doctor upped my antidepressants (wellbutrin) from 300 to ...
There was a month when I was wanting to jump my man all the freaking time. Never figured out why.
01/16/2012
darlingnikki5502 darlingnikki5502
Quote:
Originally posted by Miss Anonymous
Normally I masturbate about 3-5 times a week. The last month and a half its now two-four times a day! everyday!! I don't know why the increase of sex drive. My guy think its because the doctor upped my antidepressants (wellbutrin) from 300 to ...
WOW!! I am on masturbating almost 3-5 week off the anti-depressants (I was on Celexa and Ativan for anxiety). The Ativan actually prolonged the sex--I couldn't seem to orgasm, which was great, at the time, for the guy I was with! Until he was done and then he realized that I was still in top gear!!
01/16/2012
darlingnikki5502 darlingnikki5502
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
Wellbutrin is known for increasing sex drive as a "side effect". Hence, why it's often combined with an SSRI. I'm not sure if it did to me when I was on it, I'm pretty horny no matter what.
REally?!? I should have been on the Wellbutrin then!!
01/16/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I took welbutrin once and my doctor did warn me of this side effect although I didn't experience it.
01/18/2012
jessi2 jessi2
definitely masturbated more and wanted sex more often while on my meds
01/18/2012
QSBybakd QSBybakd
I had the opposite reaction when I started my antidepressants. I used to masturbate daily, but now its down to a few times a month, max. I mean, I still think about sex constantly... I just don't know why I don't feel the urge to masturbate.
01/24/2012
lcl169 lcl169
Antidepressants killed my libido... and even when I was aroused I couldnt orgasm... it was so terrible to me/my psyche/my relationship that I switched meds 4 times!
02/03/2012
PurpleCat23 PurpleCat23
I had an insanely high sex drive several years ago after starting an antidepressant. I don't know what was in that stuff, but I'm not taking it anymore. I've never had an antidepressant lower my libido, but birth control did.
03/25/2012
dragonn dragonn
Quote:
Originally posted by Taylor
Whenever I was on anti-depressants my sex drive would be about the same as normal, but I had an extremely difficult time having an orgasm. I would occaisionally be able to get a weak one out after maybe an hour of using toys. It was incredibly ...
Oh how frustrating. I'd say orgasms are better too. They've eased me out of many funks and bad days in general.
03/26/2012
pasdechat pasdechat
I take antidepressants for anxiety and for the longest time couldn't have an orgasm (my sex drive was unchanged, though, so that sucked). My doctor actually added wellbutrin to my normal meds to try to fix the problem, and it worked like a charm Wellbutrin has a reputation for increasing libido.
04/18/2012
Femme Mystique Femme Mystique
I have heard about Wellbutrin and increased sex drive. I used to take Lexapro, and I found it decreased my sex drive a lot and made it difficult to orgasm. For awhile, I would feel like I was about to get off, then suddenly I was really sensitive like I had skipped the orgasm part. It was awful.
04/18/2012
michael scofield michael scofield
you should be happy and i wish you was mine. im also in depression medication and i wack off 6-12 times a day. the urges are too intense and i need to release i wish i had a girl to have sex with and release all the sexual frustration!
05/01/2012
Rhazya Rhazya
How strange, whenever I've taken antidepressants it's always killed my sex drive, and even when I would try to masturbate I couldn't get off, made me feel even worse. Guess that shows how antidepressants can affect/effect us differently.
05/03/2012
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