I’m super curious to know people’s experiences too – I’ve been on a couple of different anti-depressants since 2014 – SSRIs and now an SNRI. I think they decreased my libido (and actually, the SSRI made it wayyyy harder to come – one of the not-uncommon side effects listed is ‘delayed orgasm’). The tricky thing for me is though is that before I started them, I was so ragingly depressed I was struggling with stuff like getting out of bed, showering, going to work etc – so my libido (along with any positive/intense emotion, motivation, whatever!) was pretty much non-existent, which makes it hard to compare. At least now I like seeing people, and enjoy sex, which I couldn’t do at all before. But I guess what I’m saying is I don’t have much of a ‘normal’ baseline to compare to. And for me, the antidepressants make life liveable – I wake up in the AM and am feel like a person, and a pretty optimistic, happy one at that, so that itself is obviously such a tremendous upside that I’m kinda like ‘meh’ about any libido side-effects for myself. I asked my ex about it and he reckons our sex life got better/more frequent/more engaged once I was on the meds, but personally, it’s kinda hard to say.
Does anyone else have any experience?