The effect on libido is a pretty big one. I know that depression can lower your desire for sex, but then so can some anti-depressants. I reckon it’s just so important to communicate with your partner about what’s going on and how you’re feeling, even though it’s not an easy conversation to have.
@pommygirl21 I just had a read of your bio, and noticed this was a particular area of interest for you. Is there a particular area of mental health and sex that you find most interesting?
As for sharing my experiences with you. It can be tricky, and I relate to what @ElleBelle says about it effecting your libido and the importance of communication. I can also see how it might be difficult for a partner who hasn’t had lived experience to empathise and understand and get frustrated or feel unwanted. It’s tricky to keep communication lines open and clear; but it’s a skill worth working on.
I totally agree with you @elleBelle, having suffered depression and been on medication myself, I totally understand and can relate. I definitely believe communication is the key, although it can be hard when you are depressed. It is definitely a conversation worth having.