Screw the whales, save the subjunctive!
damienOriginally Posted By: bobaliciousSo I try to save them money, probably not the best idea when working in sales, and explain that what they want to do can be done using a €600 camera, they still insist that they need, they NEED, a €2000 camera.
It's so frustrating, especially when living in a country that was one of the worst effected by the recession, to see people who don't seem capable of learning from previous mistakes.
I just bought a new camera a few weeks ago. A Canon T31. $629 for just the body. (I already had the lenses from a film SLR). It was a big deal to spend that much $$$ and was actually about $100 more than I originally intended to spend, but a lot less than what I could have blown. But you're right, I didn't need anything more. (I didn't actually "need" a camera at all.)
Here's the clencher, going to the comments about people spending that much money on something they don't really need. After I bought the camera, I had a friend say to me "Just goes to show you can't hide money." I was like what the crap?!? First of all, is he gonna let me go through his house and see what he's spent his money on? Secondly, I get two extra paychecks a year and had budgeted part of one for the camera. I've had some good things happen career-wise that have me in a more comfortable position financially, so I don't have to depend on the extra checks to play catch-up. Anyway, I'm a grown-ass man. I don't squander my money. I don't do impulse purchasing. I don't get why someone should be bitter because I bought something nice. I'm not choosing it over something I should be doing with the money, and it didn't cost them a penny.
I experienced the same thing on both Lexapro and Zoloft. With the Zoloft, I found that the anorgasmia "lightened up" a bit after a couple of weeks. When I was on the Lexapro, my depression was so deep for so long that I didn't have any desire anyway, so I'm not sure if it would've lightened up as well.
One thing I figured out was that I couldn't force myself to an orgasm. What I mean is that if you are used to masturbating or having sex every day or even every couple of days, that may not happen. But if you hold off until there's legitimate arousal, you might find it easier to have an orgasm.
I know it's frustrating but, based on my experience with depression and SSRI's, I would gladly give up orgasms for the rest of my life if that were the only way to avoid the horrible depression I experienced.
Ever have black raspberry chocolate chip ice cream? That stuff is amazing! I will eat it often, probably not as often as I like, and will enjoy it at least 90% of the time. And I can't imagine ever again living a life in which black raspberry chocolate chip ice cream isn't a part of it. But am I addicted to it? Hardly. I don't eat it every time I want it. Not that it's even available to me every time I want it. And there are times when it is available but I say "hmmm....not right now. not a good idea." But when it is a good idea...and it's available...YOWSAH!!!
So all that is to say, no you won't necessarily be addicted to sex. Even if you want to do it a lot, you can still have control over it.
damienOriginally Posted By: AC25^^^Surely, coming from a person who is meekly capable of seeing merit in developed thoughts moreso than his own and, therefore, should have thought twice (edit - excuse me, 5 to 10 times) before responding in the first place?
I have no idea what this means...Quote:Or did you simply give up and not even read my post altogether?
...but the point is that your post indicated to me an attempt to sound educated and rational, but was basically a mess. Not much there to respond to, really, so why try? Plus fact, I know full well that continued discussion wouldn't end in agreement. So in my effort to not argue needlessly or encourage others to do so, coupled with my confusion as to what is really there to respond to, I opted to not respond.
damienOriginally Posted By: netsavy006I'm trying to find out if I'm quote "normal".
If you are a male between 22 and 26 (I'm 24), how often are you able to masturbate and achieve a climax?
For me, I'm only able to do it once a day.
Is that the way it is for males around my age?
You're absolutely fine. Pretty normal.
I don't think I did it even that much when I was your age.