5 Signs That Depression Is Affecting Your Sex Life
If your love life is suffering and you think you are depressed, continue reading for five signs that depression is affecting your sex life. Depression is defined as feeling sad, hopeless, worthless or pessimistic. You can have all or some of the symptoms of depression and still not suffer from the condition. Only a clinical diagnoses can determine whether or not you are suffering from depression. Here are five signs that may suggest depression is affecting your sex life.
- A decline in interest. Depression can cause a drop in, or total loss of your desire for sex. If you've recently enjoyed a healthy active sex life and have lost interest in sex for more than two weeks, depression could be the cause of it.
- A decline in performance. Depression can affect your sexual performance. You could develop an inability to reach orgasm. If you recently began suffering from premature ejaculation or loss of erection before or during sex, your mood swing could be the cause.
- Declining affection. Depression can rob you of your affection towards your partner. If you recently stop kissing and cuddled with your partner and have distanced yourself, your depressed mood might be the cause.
- Loss of stamina. A bout with depression can turn your ability to have enjoyable sex two or three times a session into a two minute torture session. A happy man always performs better sexually.
- Affect your partner. If you are feeling depressed and have become withdrawn, your partner may suffer. Your partner might feel unwanted or unloved and may blame themselves for your low mood. Your depression could lead to the both of you having a lack of interest in sex and or the relationship.
Keep in mind that depression is a mood disorder that can only be determined by a clinical physician.