Sexuality (or lack thereof...
02-11-2013 09:31 PM
Hey. Having a sexuality crisis.
I'm 20 and have been dating my BF for 2 years. During that time, and any time before that, I've never been sexually aroused by a person, even him. I love him, but I have no desire for sex at all. I can find people/ideas attractive and be aroused by things, but I've never been aroused by a person or in a sexual situation. I don't even really like kissing all that much. It's meh. I like little pecks, and some short kisses here and there, but that's really it.
So I think I might be asexual. It seems straightforward enough, but I'm on SSRIs for panic disorder, and I have been since I was 15-aka, around when I may have developed a sex drive. I know these meds tend to lower sex drive. So I don't know if it's the pills or I'm just like this. I'd change meds, but I've been on just about every SSRI at this point, and the one I'm on (Zoloft) has been the best for me. I'm not sure where to go from here.
I'd really appreciate some advice right now. This has been making me feel so confused and alone.
I'm 19, studying neuroscience to hopefully become a neuropsychologist.
I was diagnosed with panic disorder 5 years ago and still deal with it on a daily basis. I want to take this summer to study the treatment of those with mental illnesses in the general health system.
Life's complicated and confusing. I've definitely had my share of troubles. But I'm happy to lend a hand! Feel free to contact me if you think I'll have good advice for you. <3