According to the sexual health expert Dr Rena Malik, the reason why men and women suffer from sexual dysfunction and why they cannot sell lubricate in the case of the woman and for the man to maintain or get an erection/hard-on is not due to lack of testosterone.
Dr Rena Malik stated that sexual dysfunction caused by a lack of testosterone only appears to cause between 3 to 6% of the reason why men and women have sexual problems.
The main causes of sexual dysfunction are blood flow, a mental issue preventing the enjoyment of sex or a mechanical issue with a man or woman’s genitalia.
Human being’s main sexual organ is not their genitalia but their brains.
Any negative impact on our mental health will start to affect sexual function when human beings experience stress, depression, and being overworked will lead to a lowering of libido.
This, in turn, will cause sexual dysfunction in either relationship due to fear, anxiety about sex, and lower sexual satisfaction.
Antidepressants and Sexual Dysfunction
For any individuals reading this, I am not writing that you should give up using antidepressants because if they have been subscribed and you’ve sought professional mental help from a doctor, you must continue to follow their advice or seek help from another medical professional.
In this part of the writing, I hope to highlight that antidepressant is linked to sexual dysfunction, and this is in no way a reflection on people struggling with their mental health issues.
I know from personal experience that it is depression, not sexual dysfunction.
Treatment with antidepressant medications can cause difficulty with sexual function in the domains of sexual desire, arousal, and orgasm.
Rates of sexual dysfunction with antidepressant use are very high, particularly during the adjustment phase.
However, there are side effects caused by antidepressant medication; these side effects can affect your sex life and are linked to sexual dysfunction with the inability of men and women to become sexually aroused by their partners.
Additionally, reducing interest in sex. SSRI medication can make it challenging to sustain an erection, maintain arousal and reach an orgasm. Some people taking the SSRI medication may not be able to reach orgasm.
Women have commonly reported that taking antidepressants when it comes to sexual desire, 72% of these women are problems with sexual desire and 83% of problems with sexual arousal. About 42% of women taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors report issues having an orgasm.