What You Should Know About Depression and Sex

According to MoodHacker, at least 19 million Americans experience depression each year. And that doesn’t necessarily mean a major episode of clinical depression. Mild depression affects 1 out of 7 people and women are more likely to feel it.

If you or your significant other struggles with depression, here are some articles to help you navigate its impact on your relationship and sex life. We hope they help.

We always say we want you happy and healthy and we mean it.

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Magdalena J.
Magdalena C.11 months ago

Thank you!

Panchali Yapa
Panchali Yapa1 years ago

Thank you

MmAWAY M.1 years ago

Dang it get a Dog get rid of the hubby ~ even my rescue tried to type on the laptop sleeping on this one! TU and thanks for the smile....Got my rescue to type on a computer! Yippee! I think the snare on my face put her into action! No depression with animals until they leave this world...always a yank around with people! GAG

Doris G.
Doris G.1 years ago


ScoTT Senate
ScoTT S.1 years ago

Depression does not kill sexual desire and motivation. Depression kills ALL desire and motivation. Lowered libido is a side effect of depression, but so is lowered concentration, racing thoughts, dwelling on issues, lowered self esteem, lowered self image, etc.

Lone Wolf
Lone W.2 years ago

One must work to raise awareness that depression, although a serious disease, is just that, a disease. It can be treated like diabetes and people can live normal lives without suffering or stigmas.

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson2 years ago

thank you

Edward Wilkes
Past Member 2 years ago

I am into self discovery on an ongoing basis. I'm fortunate to have found my voice in poetry. The more I write...that much more is lifted off my shoulders. Self healing through the written words of a poet is so much better than medicating and being stuck in slow or off mode.

Jess No Fwd Plz K.
Jessica K.2 years ago

What about men and depression? Thanks.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)