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To help my depression, I smoked pot…I stopped smoking, but I still can’t get it up. What gives?

I’ve been depressed for about four years, and I’ve been smoking marijuana to help me feel better. Since then, I’ve been having some problems with erectile dysfunction. Now I don't feel pleasure in sex and I don't get hard at all. I quit smoking marijuana about nine months ago, but still can't make my wife happy.

My libido is lower than normal…what gives?

I'm concerned that I have a lower sex drive than normal. After 10 minutes of sexual activity, I start to lose interest...and my erection. It’s embarrassing. I reach a point where I feel I've "had enough" even though I've not reached orgasm yet. This can occur before or even during intercourse. I'm recently divorced and concerned about my sexual future. What can I do?

Why isn’t my husband ever interested in sex?

My husband and I have been together for seven years, and he isn't interested in sex at all. He likes it about six times per year, but that’s all. He was tested and everything’s physically fine. It’s very hard on our marriage...I’m a sexual person and I would really like to be intimate with my husband. Please help, I don’t know what to do.

I have bipolar disorder and the medication erases my sexual desire. How can I get it back?

I am a 35-year-old woman in a very fulfilling and loving relationship. I have bipolar disorder and take several medications daily. But these drugs have erased any sexual desire, decreased the feeling of sexual stimulation and made achieving an orgasm a task rather than a pleasure. I don’t think decreasing my dosage is a good idea, but how do I get around this lousy side effect? I don’t want a sexless life!

I have an enlarged thyroid and I can’t maintain an erection. What can I do?

I have an enlarged thyroid, and I’m being treated for hypertension and high cholesterol. To top it off, I have trouble maintaining an erection. I seem to have severe numbness or loss of penile sensation. What’s the problem? What can I do?

I have a strong sex drive, but my older partner couldn’t care less about sex. What are our options?

My partner and I are a gay couple and we have a problem in the bedroom. He’s 43 and not a very sexual person, while I’m 22 with a strong sex drive. He acts like sex is a chore. In fact, when I don’t come onto him, we don’t have sex. I don’t want to always throw myself at him...but I also don’t want to cheat or break up with him. So what can I do to get him to like sex the way I do?

How can I help my partner get excited about sex despite her high blood pressure meds?

My partner is on high blood pressure medications and now she has no sexual desire whatsoever. She’ll satisfy my needs, but it’s all one-sided. I want to enjoy sex WITH her. Do you have any advice to counteract these side effects?

Can depression medications cause low libido in men?

My boyfriend has been treated for depression for several years. Recently, he quit taking his medication to increase his sex drive, but that hasn’t worked. He hasn’t had sex in eight years. Is this something that will improve with time? What would you suggest?

I'm overweight...could it cause erectile dysfunction?

I’m overweight by about 30 lbs. but my recent medical tests for blood pressure were okay. I am very sexually attracted to my partner, but I have a low libido and can’t seem to ejaculate. She’s frustrated and I don’t know what to do. What’s your advice?

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