Paxil Free

A personal record of Paxil withdrawal.

Sexual Side Effects

Tuesday, July 11th, 2000.

Okay, here we go.

I’ve talked to several men and women who have been on Paxil and know exactly what the sexual side effects are (including myself) — and there’s one basic side effect:

Delayed orgasm or inability to have an orgasm, and/or: it takes a lot more work to have an orgasm.

That means — for both men and woman — “it” pretty much requires constant stimulation. Stop for more than five seconds and you’re going to lose it.

For women, it takes longer to get aroused “down there,” and for men it takes longer (and constant stimulation remember) to “get it up.” Sexual function is possible, but it just takes a lot more work (and some practice).

If you have an understanding partner, you can work through it (noting that, regardless, you don’t want to be on Paxil for the rest of your life).

And if you’re alone, you got all the time in the world to figure it out. In a way, being alone is an ideal situation in which to work out the kinks, if you know what I mean. Hope that helps.

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