Q&A: Does Depression Contribute To Erectile Problems?

Researchers have found that even mild depression can interfere with men’s and women’s sexual experiences. Depression can contribute to problems with desire, erections and ease of orgasm. When people feel depressed, they may more easily allow distracting thoughts to get in the way of their arousal, which can contribute to erectile problems.

Q&A: My Husband Stopped Sleeping With Me

It can feel confusing and frustrating to want to be sexually intimate with one’s partner and for that partner to decline invitations to have sex. People stop having sex for many reasons and it is impossible for us to know why your husband stopped having sex with you.

Viagra And Sexual Side Effects Of Antidepressants

Between 40 and 60% of women taking SRIs, a common type of anti-depressants, experience sexual side effects, including loss of arousal, lubrication and orgasm problems. Researchers, including Dr. Julia Heiman of The Kinsey Institute, found that women given Viagra were more likely to report improvement in sexual functioning than those on a placebo.