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Sex 101: Depressed Boyfriend Avoids Sex

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I'm a 20-year-old girl dating a 22-year-old and we've been in a relationship for 9 months. We live together and are quite happy about it. The only problem is that it's been over a month and a half since we've had sex, and it's totally depressing me! He's suffering from depression and has recently been to the doctor to go on antidepressants and has also started a new job, which he is happy about. The antidepressants have enlightened his mood greatly and he seems so happy now but will not initiate sex.

A month and a half ago I asked why we never had sex and his reply was that he can't get excited by anything due to his depression, and now a month down the line, even though he's feeling happier I daren't initiate sex because he never leaves any telltale signs that he wants it. He always falls asleep quite early due to his job and I'm left feeling awake and frustrated. I love him to bits and he has reassured me he loves me and I have nothing to worry about but it's been too long since we've been intimate, I've even stopped taking the contraceptive pill because it gets my hopes up. What can I do to get our sex life back on track

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