Long time reader, first time poster and I'm hoping someone out there can offer some advice or suggestions.
I have a Dr's appt tomorrow and I'm going to have her run a hormone panel on me because I feel like my libido is out of control. I want sex 24/7, and I KNOW that's not a healthy thing.
I'm in a long-term monogamous relationship; I'm 35 and my male partner is 45. Suffice to say, our libidos do NOT line up. I want it all the time; once a week is plenty for him (he's actually said I'm aggressive about sex, and that's a turn off for him). I've suggested he talk to his doctor about having his testosterone checked, but, his doctor says he's fine, and he doesn't feel like there's a problem.
Reality is it's starting to impact me negatively, so I'm seeking SOME way to decrease my libido.
I've tried masturbation; this just makes it worse for me. I've talked to him about it, and RATIONALLY I understand where he's coming from. EMOTIONALLY though...I'm not coping well. And, I'm not going to throw off a perfectly good relationship that works in all other aspects simply because I'm not getting laid enough.
There seem to be lots of options for men out there ('chemical castration'), but very little for women.
So far, the only viable options I've found are hypnosis, and quite frankly, I don't know of any hypnotists who specialize in libido control, and, even if I could find one, how do I justify that as a legitimate medical condition to my insurance?
The other option I've found is to take antidepressants. It seems like many women complain that their libidos decrease while on them.
This is the route I'm currently going to discuss with my doctor about pursuing. I do battle depression, and I can't currently afford a mental health practitioner, so this seemed like a good solution; decrease my libido and hopefully help me manage and cope with my depression.
So, for any of you out there who might be on antidepressants, or who have been on them before, and you've noticed a decrease in your libido, which ones were they?