• Sex and Medication

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    Lady Ness [sign in to see picture]
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    There's loads of topics within the forums where we talk about health conditions and how they alter our sex lives. Often we mention whether or not certain medication is being used too.

    I would like to make a thread about sex and medication. You don't have to go into too much detail, but I think it'd be helpful to know, whether or not certain medications change your sex drive, alter your sexual responses, cause vaginal dryness, erection problems, and more.

    This is a thread just to list the medication your using, and whether or not, you have experienced any changes while on it. While you may wish for more emotional support / information on an illness, it'll be handy to keep this thread just for medication information - there's loads of threads where people ask about others reactions, and many people offering advice, but it's all over the place. Simply fill out the below questions:

    Condition (only state if comfortable):

    Male / Female / Other:

    Medication:

    Reaction (example Sensativity Descreased? ED? Libedo Change? ect):

    Reaction to different doses?

    Sex Toys and products you've found helpful to alter these changes for the better:

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    Lady Ness [sign in to see picture]
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    I'll go first:

    Condition (only state if comfortable): Stress, and uncontrolable shaking

    Male / Female / Other: Female

    Medication: Pericyazine

    Reaction (example Sensativity Descreased? ED? Libedo Change? ect): So far this medication hasn't changed the way I feel sexually, other than just being more relaxed to engage in sex.

    Reaction to different doses? N/A

    Sex Toys and products you've found helpful to alter these changes for the better: N/A

    Condition (only state if comfortable): Chronic Depression

    Male / Female / Other: Female

    Medication: Sertraline 200mg

    Reaction (example Sensativity Descreased? ED? Libedo Change? ect): Sometimes I experience trouble orgasming. However the tablet does help me focus more on my fantasies when I'm taking it.

    Reaction to different doses? The high my dose got, I experienced more problems having an orgasm.

    Sex Toys and products you've found helpful to alter these changes for the better:

    Orgasm Balm! It's amazing. http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=25360

    http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=18566

    Condition (only state if comfortable): Insomnia

    Male / Female / Other: Female

    Medication: Temazepam 10 mg

    Reaction (example Sensativity Descreased? ED? Libedo Change? ect): Sometimes my coordination is off during sex. I am more likely to fall asleep after orgasm, even if it happens the day after I have taken a dose. My body is slower at reacting to stimulation.

    Reaction to different doses? N/A

    Sex Toys and products you've found helpful to alter these changes for the better:

    Sensual toys which make my body wake up, from cool glass, to some of the more interactive devices (such as App controlled toys).

    Condition (only state if comfortable): Contraception

    Male / Female / Other: Female

    Medication: Ortho Evra Patch

    Reaction (example Sensativity Descreased? ED? Libedo Change? ect): Sometimes mild pain around my cervics occurs during random points in my cycle. The patch also can be off putting for some of my partners and it limits them a bit during foreplay (Sill, I know, but it really does).

    Reaction to different doses? N/A

    Sex Toys and products you've found helpful to alter these changes for the better:

    Not really. I'm sure my partners will get use to it... if not I'm happy to blindfold them ;-)

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    I agree, I don't mean to cause offence, but this thread could make people feel uncomfortable with their own personal experiences of medication. I was put on setraline when I was 18 after fluoxetine wasn't working for me, and my experience of it was awful. I put up with it for months before seeking to change it, but if I read that someone else was taking it with minimal effects it would have got me incredibly upset.

    Everyone reading this must remember that medication is different for every single person who takes it and you must see your GP if you're not responding to it as you think you should be.

    I do think it's good to share experiences, and try to help out, but I feel some people might take this the wrong way.

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    Lady Ness [sign in to see picture]
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    I'm sorry, my mistake really =) I just saw that also there was a need for a thread a bit like this. but some form of thread probably would help many, which is more focused on this area, but better put together?

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    Don't get me wrong, I do think its probably a very good topic for people with illnesses other than "mental illnesses" (I hate that term!). I just know from personal experiences that medication can work for some but others it can have a really bad effect and I wouldn't want someone having a breakdown over something they've read! I would have, many years ago, I was of the understanding that everyone who was taking setraline would have been going through the same things I was, but it didn't turn out that way. Luckily, I'm now medication free, but I think the emotions you feel will always stay with you. I hope you can find some relief too :)

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    BDSM [sign in to see picture]
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    I think the question itself is interesting, but i don't like the focus on the medication.

    my hubby has a medical condition that has affected our sex life, but the medication is only a small factor in that.

    It's really important to recognise the impact of health on sex - especially in a long term relationship or marriage

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