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Clomipramine/OCD/sexual side effects

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Steve P

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I am a 29 year old man who was diagnosed with OCD at age 13. I was prescribed Clomipramine (Anafranil) very soon after that, and have been taking a high dose ever day for the last 16 years. I have been gradually reducing my dosage under the guidance of my GP and am now barely taking any. One thing I really found difficult when taking my medication was that I found it very hard to orgasm during sex/masturbation, which had a very negative effect on my marriage.

Now I am no longer taking this medication I have noticed that I orgasm far more quickly and easily which for most men would be seen as a bad thing, but for me seems like some level of liberation.

Has anyone else (man or woman) had a similar experience? It’s one of those things I’d rather ask strangers online than even my doctor as it is pretty personal.
 
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I am a 29 year old man who was diagnosed with OCD at age 13. I was prescribed Clomipramine (Anafranil) very soon after that, and have been taking a high dose ever day for the last 16 years. I have been gradually reducing my dosage under the guidance of my GP and am now barely taking any. One thing I really found difficult when taking my medication was that I found it very hard to orgasm during sex/masturbation, which had a very negative effect on my marriage.

Now I am no longer taking this medication I have noticed that I orgasm far more quickly and easily which for most men would be seen as a bad thing, but for me seems like some level of liberation.

Has anyone else (man or woman) had a similar experience? It’s one of those things I’d rather ask strangers online than even my doctor as it is pretty personal.
I’m a 35 year old female. I’ve not been on that medicine, but I take Effexor and have the same issue. It can be very frustrating!
 
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And I haven’t had the courage to bring it up to my Doctor yet. I see them on Monday and think it’s time to mention it.
 
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You definitely should, it can be very frustrating and partners can be not very understanding. I hope you are able to discuss with your doctor and make progress in this area.
 
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