Depressed Sex

Some of us have felt what it is like to have a bad day or a bad week, however once that week passes and you continue to be in a down state past 2 weeks; this is an early sign of depression. The word depression is thrown around loosely this day and age but should not be taken lightly. BeyondBlue.com reported that One in seven Australians will experience depression in their lifetime. If you have 7 close friends or work with 7 different people then at least one of them will suffer from Depression. I’ve started seeing signs and one of the biggest toll it is taking on me is not having a high libido or being able to get erections. Normally, being young and fit, I do not struggle in this area, however due to my head space this has caused and issue with me and including taking a hit to my confidence. If you take away a lions desire to hunt, he will slowly fade away into existence and this is how I have felt over the last month whilst battling with what I am going through. However, this blog is solely dedicated to the men out there that are going through it, just know you aren’t alone and if you keep fighting you will get to the best space you could imagine yourself in. Below are some of the strategies I have incorporated to move towards a better me and a much stronger erection.

I have increased my water intake drastically. Water is like the essence of life. We need it to survive, so by increasing your intake of it, we not only drastically improve our cognitive functions but we also improve and stabilise out mood. By viewing drinking water as a positive activity, not only will you be doing something positive every hour but this will also strengthen your mind that you are making good and positive choices. Go to your local Coles and buy a VOSS glass bottle as you won’t be re-using any of the plastic bottles which (when reused) can have toxins in them. You’ll also be able to track how much water you are drinking.

I have a Maca tea every single day. Maca is an herbal root known for its power to boost the male libido and also decrease the size of your prostate. Within just 6 weeks of having Maca tea, you’ll notice a difference in your sexual desire, as the root works to significantly increase it. The root is also used to help stabilise emotions, so it will be a help to counteract both the imbalance of emotions and lack of sexual desire that comes with depression. Include vitamins such as B Complex, Omega 3 and St John’s Wort into your diet and watch a significant difference in the stabilization of your mood.

Every morning I say my affirmations. Affirmations are powerful as they are a constant reminder to your subconscious mind of who you are and who you want to become. By constantly fueling your mind with affirmations you will find yourself walking in the shoes of who you once wanted to be. By using the affirmations ‘I have an extremely high sex drive and positive sexual energy’ and ‘Day by day, in every way, I’m getting better and better’ you are leaking to your subconscious what you are after. Be consistent and rigorous with your affirmations. Don’t only use the morning to say them, use lunch and dinner to constantly keep your positive train of thought running.

Making exercise a daily habit. It is known around the world that exercising your body is one of the greatest antidepressants that there is available. By moving your body and sticking to a consistent workout routine, your brain will reap the benefits of the endorphins that will be flooding it. You’ll also notice a difference in your physical appearance after 5-6 weeks, meaning your confidence level will go up due to your body looking so much better. Join a local sporting team which will encourage you to socialise with other people. Due to your circumstances, you will struggle at first to really want to be around other people however, combining exercise with socializing will have a profound positive impact on your mental state. You’ll be socialising and exercising all in one.

Now everyone’s diagnosis is different and will need to seek professional advice to really help them navigate towards beating their own depression; however by using the above tips, they can universally help you begin your fight against depression crippling libido to regain your sexual dominance. If you follow each step daily and religiously, I guarantee you within 8 weeks you will notice a huge positive change. Remember to take each day as it comes and stay extremely positive on your journey. Where you currently are isn’t going to be where you are always going to be.

Written by a consultant at the Oh Zone Adult Stores!