View Full Version : Accutane and insane sex drive...

12-22-2003, 02:21 AM
Without getting into too much detail I have a question for Accutane users...

I was never one to have intense sexual encounters, and I'll be the first to admit I wasn't the best in the bedroom prior to going on Accutane...

But for about 5 months following my 7 month course of Accutane, I met a girl... and I had the best sex of my life. I was not with a girl during the course of my Accutane dose... but immediately after, I couldn't believe how fun sex was and how confident I was with regards to sex. I could go for hours if I wanted... and this lasted about 5 months after my treatment before again, my sex life started reverting to its past ways.

Has anyone had a similar experience, or know of any ingredients within Accutane that may have lingered enough to have that much of an effect on my libido? Truly I look back on this period and have no idea how I had the confidence, nor stamina or ability to maintain such a wicked passion for sex.

This is no joke either, I'm really at a loss... but I think my urges had something to do with my Accutane trial.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

12-22-2003, 07:01 AM
Perhaps your increased self-confidence (maybe even subconciously) made you more sexually aware. I had a healthy sex life with my ex for two years during which time I took Roaccutane. I didn't find that the Roaccutane made a difference to my sex drive but it did make me happier and more responsive to life and relationships in general. I find that when I'm really down with acne I don't want to interact with people because I feel ashamed of my skin. When I'm more confident in it I want to meet as many people as possible and show them what I'm really like. Maybe that's the effect you experienced.

I'll level with you here: I have been really down about splitting with my ex. And, being a normal human being, the sudden loss of a sex life has a bit to do with that (although the loss of my best friend is what really hurts). I would love to go out and meet new girls so that I can finally get over my ex I'm letting my skin hold me back. As a result I don't even bother thinking about new girls (I just dwell on my last failed relationship). But if my skin were 100% better tomorrow then I'd suddenly be interested in the opposite sex again. Get what I'm saying?

12-22-2003, 07:10 AM
Let's not forget, as well, that sex can be a wonderful experience between two people if they are totally comfortable with one another - in love. Did you feel you loved this girl? Perhaps you did. Perhaps now you're single again (I assume you are) you don't feel so frisky because there's nobody to divert your sexual attention to.

12-22-2003, 12:18 PM
Nice replies guys... I think we all have our situations I guess huh? Acne is not easy to understand... but when you throw Accutane and girls into the mix, you have a chaotic cocktail.

Anyways, what I failed to mention was that my doctor believes I was manic depressant during that time shortly after my Accutane course. And being manic involves crazy sex... but for some reason I don't think this was the reason I had such sack confidence and what seemingly felt like euphoric experiences with my unit if you will.

At the time I really liked the girl... but also at the time I didn't question any of my sexual capabilities -- I just wanted to have the best sex ever and I knew I could come through for myself and my partner. Now it's all shrivelled again -- my confidence is gone and my self-esteem is back to normal and well... I am just so shy sexually again. The fast-paced confidence and willingness to just flaunt my body around my partner of today is not the same... and she is bloody stunning. I wish I could figure out what got into me then, and how I could get that confidence back today... I just felt so competent then, and I don't know how it could just fade with time.

But I wish you guys luck with your situations. Ex-girlfriends are tough on the heart, but healing is only a path of time away...

Keep kickin' kids,


12-22-2003, 05:14 PM
well.. what the hell?!?! TAKE VIAGRA! =)