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I am a 15-year-old male who has been taking Prozep (basically Prozac) for around two or three years. I take it for anxiety and depression, and today I had an appointment with my new consultant. I currently take 20mg a day, having increased it from 10mg (and then briefly 15mg) in May this year. He informed me of the four side effects of fluoxetine (I wasn't aware of any of them!), and apparently it can reduce libido. I was with my parents and didn't feel comfortable discussing it so I changed the subject, and anyway, I didn't think I suffered form that particular side effect.
Later on, I began thinking about it, and started wondering whether I am affected by low sex drive. I began taking fluoxetine around the time that I was really developing sexually, so I think that perhaps I have never experienced my 'natural' sex drive, and maybe that's why I haven't experienced a reduction in my "sexual urges" as the consultant put it!
I masturbate at least once a day (sometimes twice, occasionally three times) and usually take around three to five minutes (sometimes longer) to achieve a full erection. Often I don't get fully erect when I masturbate. I did some research and found that most teenage boys take under a minute to achieve that. I do get spontaneous erections during the day and at night, but when I WANT to get aroused I can't seem to.
Also, I find that, while nearly all of my male friends talk constantly about sex, I never do. I don't know whether that's because I don't feel confident enough to do it, because I have more self control than most teenage boys (in many ways I am very mature for my age, and I would also count myself as a male feminist, so I don't feel attracted to women solely because of their physical appearance), or because I simply do not have the same sex drive as most adolescent boys.
I don't do any exercise, so that could lower my libido, but I eat healthily, am of average weight and I'm also a vegetarian (all things which I believe increase sex drive).
I would really appreciate it if someone could answer my question. If you need any more info, just ask!
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