It’s no secret that anxiety has affected my sex life in a major way. It’s hard going at times, but I get by with a little help from my friends. My good pal, Natalie Joy also lives with an anxiety disorder. She dropped by the Adorkabode and we had some great girl-chat about living and loving with a mental illness.



  1. Jennifer says:

    This was wonderful to listen to. I have lived with GAD (with off and on depressive episodes as well) for a decade now. My sex drive has been off and on as well during this time, though mostly off. When you both talked about your bodies sort of shutting down and simply being unwilling to respond to/go through with sex, something clicked! I had honestly never realized my anxiety could be affecting my libido (hello!). Several times I’ve had to say to myself “it will be over soon. it will be over soon.” over and over again because I wanted to scream and shove my husband off of me. I’ve sobbed in the bathroom after sex. I’ve never been abused, and my husband is a wonderful, patient person- so I had NO IDEA why these things were happening! Thank you for giving me something to think about and making me feel a little more normal.