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I’m cured. Here’s how.

No need for a long backstory here. Long time lurker. I stopped having any orgasm sensation about three years ago. Zero pleasure. Lots psychological torture over not being able to feel the natural tension relief orgasm brings. Went through long periods of celibacy only to result in worsening depression. I now orgasm about twice a week and the sensation ranges anywhere from a 5-9 on average. I have been cured for about 6 months. I won’t pretend to know all the answers. I still have the occasional orgasms that isn’t WOW, but never do I experience the horrible dud feeling of nothingness anymore. There are too many complex components to this syndrome which lead to more questions then answers, but I hope very much that these suggestions help you as they have helped me, or at least bring your closer to uncovering your own cure.

1- Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, meaning acupuncture and pulse and tongue prescribed herbs, brought me from a 0 to a 2 over the course of one year of weekly treatments and daily herbs. I was not seeing the acupuncturist for this issue, rather I was seeing him, primarily, for a digestive illness. But it did not matter because Chinese Medicine, ideally, does not treat one aspect of illness, it treats the whole body. This is what brought me out the hole. I would recommend it to everyone. I’ve seen many practitioners, so here is my advice: try and find an actual Chinese practitioner and not some westerner who just went to a shitty oriental college here in the states for two years. You want old school, no-nonsense, practitioner who uses raw herbs (not granulated herbs…a dead giveaway they aren’t the real deal, though if that’s all you can find--or have time for--that’s OKAY). Yelp reviews are a good place to start. See someone as long as it takes. I believe the herbs (which you will make as a decoction or tea, are the most important part, and could probably skip the actual acupuncture if you're trying to save on cash.) One more thing, you can mention your problem to your TCM practitioner but the focus here is on healing the entire body. If you see an old school practitioner, that’s all they will attempt to do anyway, a new school person might try and JUST treat this aspect of illness, which I firmly believe is the wrong thing to do.

2 - Antibiotics. This was the 2nd biggest factor in my recovery, and maybe the most important. (It is hard to say.) I was put on a range of heavy antibiotics (amoxicillin and doxycycline over the course of 2 months for an unrelated digestive condition. I also took Cipro for two weeks, but please do not take Cipro at any cost, it destroyed other aspects of my health.) After two weeks, I noticed a hormonal shift in my body and could finally feel orgasms the way a normal person will. I believe it was amoxicillin specifically which had this effect, but it’s impossible for me to say. You’ve seen other people on this forum cured with antibiotics and I’m here to say, it worked for me, too. I would recommend testing amoxicillin for three weeks and seeing how it works out and then getting some doxycycline and seeing how that works out. Either find a willing doctor, or use the internet creatively. I urge you to try this. I do not care why this worked. I have not needed to retake any antibiotics in 5 months. There are many theories here in another thread about why this worked. It does not matter. Just try it.

Again, a strong word of warning: PLEASE DO NOT TAKE CIPRO OR ANY ANTIBIOTIC IN THE Fluoroquinolone DRUGS CLASS. Look up Cipro poisoning if you want more info on that nightmare of a drug.

3 - Magnesium Oil (I used the ancient minerals brand). Buy the big 33 oz bottle and lather copious amounts on your legs every single night. This consistently increases my sexual pleasure in every sense of the word, but the effect is definitely cumulative, so please try it for at least two weeks. I have no idea if this will bring people from a baseline of 0 to feeling pleasure, my guess is not. The root of the problem still needs to be fixed with Chinese medicine or perhaps a course of strong antibiotics. Also, I’ve tried every other form of oral magnesium on the market, and none of them have this effect. It helps greatly with the side effects from cipro as well, which is how I found it.

4- Lastly, there’s been some posts here that occasionally bring up the aspect of love in relationship to sexual pleasure. While I don’t think love will likely bring you out of the zero sensation range, I’ve found that love is essential to feeling the best kinds of pleasure. And love, even a little, seems to counter post-orgasm symptoms I’m sure many of you are familiar with. My feeling here is there is a hormonal component to loving sex or masturbation versus purely lustful sexual activity, and the biological response is very different. Please try and practice loving sexual activity, even if it is just with your imagination. I’ve found that my choice in sexual partners, and even pornography, changed drastically when love became essential towards feeling my best both during and after sex.

5 - Moderation. Limiting my orgasms to once or twice a week greatly enhances the pleasure.

In summery and, in my opinion, order of importance:

1 - Chinese Medicine
2 - Experiment with safe antibiotics, like amoxicillin and doxycycline
3 - Magneisum Oil
4 - Love
5 - Moderation

I wish you all luck. I doubt I’ll answer questions, this was pretty thorough, but if there’s a question I think helps brings more clarity to what I did, I’ll do my best to stop by and answer. I know the inclination of most reading this will be to skip the Chinese medicine, but it really dig bring me out of the zero range, it just took some time.

I know how much this syndrome torments the psyche. Even if my suggestions bring you zero relief, don’t give up. Keep seeing a Chinese Medicine practitioner until you are brought out of the hole. It’s a very slow modality, but it does produce results. And it beats trying to figure this shit out on your own.

Thanks for the report!
By coincidence I'm on cipro to treat urethral infection, I will google what you suggested.

Just wanted to update everyone. Was really surprised this post didn't get more attention. It's now been over a year and I am still 100% cured.

I used a throwaway email last time and can't remember my password, so I had to start this new account.

Anyway, a few months after I posted the above, I started noticing my orgasms were receding again. Not all the way, but they went from 10's to 5's and I freaked out and got ahold a bottle of doxycycline and after two weeks I noticed things were still getting worse. Fearing having to go back on Cipro, I tried the only other antibiotic I had used during the time my ejaculatory anhedonia was cured: Augmentin. This is an older class of antibiotic, a very safe one, and really it's a combo of two-in-one, Amoxicillin / Clavulanic acid.

Anyway, long story short: it worked, again. Within three days my orgasms were very pleasurable again, and so realizing this was what cured me the first time around, I stayed on a course for the full bottle (like 3 more weeks) and I've stayed 'cured' ever since, almost a year later.

I don't know the reason Augmentin cured me (twice). I think it's a rabbit hole trying to even figure it out. Though I'll say this, someone posted a cure to doxycycline (to treat their lyme) in another thread and they eventually figured it was an anti-inflammatory action of the antibiotic. I think this is false. I've been off the augmentin for almost a year now and I am still completely in 'remission' so my thinking is (my case anyway) was caused by some kind of hidden infection.

And if it ever comes back, I'll just take another course of Augmentin.

I know how terrible the psychological toll this condition takes on you. So I really hope this post helps someone. It's my only motivation for posting it. Talk to your doctor if you're scared about going through backchannels getting ahold of Augmentin. It's a relatively safe antibiotic and I'm sure any caring doctor would prescribe you a three week course to test this out. This is a medical condition you are suffering from, after all.

I should've come back and posted the update sooner, but it didn't seem like anyone was trying this method out. But I felt a moral obligation to do this update.

I wish you all good luck, and if the Augmentin cures you (or Doxycycline like that other guy) please post about it so that others are helped. How wonderful would it be if this cured EVERYONE? What a dream that would be.

PS - Totally out of left field, but because I'm interested in comparative religious studies, some of you might be interested to know that in the Vedic region (Hinduism) sexual pleasure is ruled by Venus, astrologically. Quite literally they believe that the ability to experience sexual pleasure is directly proportioned to how well your Venus is placed in your 'birth chart' and that their are certain remedies (such as wearing diamond or white sapphire against your skin, or chanting Venus mantras, yantras, etc) to be determined by a qualified 'jyotish astrologer' for improving your standing with this planetary body/deity, and thus improving your sexual pleasure. I doubt this method will work as well as antibiotics, haha, but if the antibiotics didn't work for me, I know I would have tried ANYTHING, so I felt like sharing this--however unscientific it sounds to some of you--might be helpful to someone out there.

thanks for your post. I will bring this up with my gp at my next appointment - I don't expect much help from that source though, but (almost) anything is worth trying

Thanks for the update curedhere, currently trying some other things to help.. if these do not work out will try this, and let you know the results.... Appreciate the post.


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