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  1. Comment on Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction in ~health

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    I had a similar sense of dread reading it too, which has definitely negatively impacted my behaviour over the last few days (on- and offline).

    I had a similar sense of dread reading it too, which has definitely negatively impacted my behaviour over the last few days (on- and offline).

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  2. Comment on Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction in ~health

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    Thank you @kywyre, you've summed up my feelings much more eloquently than I have been able to.

    Thank you @kywyre, you've summed up my feelings much more eloquently than I have been able to.

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  3. Comment on Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction in ~health

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    The "HN bad meme" is extremely relevant in this case, and for the record I generally like HN. Come on @Adys, you're reading this guy way too charitably.

    it is getting hard to find people who aren’t having SSRI-related dysfunction

    I guess good for half the 20-something cohort for not being able to orgasm really ever

    when half the prime age population isn’t able to have a fulfilling or enjoyable sex life

    The "HN bad meme" is extremely relevant in this case, and for the record I generally like HN. Come on @Adys, you're reading this guy way too charitably.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction in ~health

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    Okay, I really regret posting this now. Whatever, here we go. That is fine and true in the bedroom. I don't think the same thing applies to online discussions, and why should it? This poster is...

    Okay, I really regret posting this now. Whatever, here we go.

    Honest communication is a pillar of a good relationship

    That is fine and true in the bedroom. I don't think the same thing applies to online discussions, and why should it?

    This poster is foisting their sexual dissatisfaction onto the SSRI boogey-man and blaming the medical industrial complex for it.

    They really seem to be handing out these serious, almost-impossible-to-withdraw medications like candy on Halloween.
    They don’t actually solve the problem long term, you can’t really come off them ever

    Yeah, okay doctor. [citation needed]

    I see a lot of people given SSRIs for anxiety that could probably be better treated by e.g. not smoking so much weed. It is hard to manage the underlying factors that drive people to alcohol and drug use, but I think probably easier than being rendered impotent by SSRIs.

    Yeah, thanks doc. I don't smoke weed, I don't drink heavily and I still find SSRIs helpful. Again, the poster doesn't have a fucking clue why people use these drugs.

    I get that seemingly everyone is depressed these days, but I really question giving SSRIs, which have poor efficacy and devastating side effects, before demanding lifestyle change.

    What a complete trivialization of a complex problem, also [citation needed].

    If you don't read this post as medical advice (and you shouldn't, be it here, on HN, on Twitter or on Tumblr or a random IRC chat room), then what it comes across at least to me is: someone sharing personal, anecdotal experience about several unpleasant sexual encounters where a common factor may have been medically sourced.

    It's obviously not medical advice. It can still be true that the claims are complete fucking bullshit and are utterly misguided, if not deliberate misinformation.

    I get that I’m the asshole

    Hey, he admit it.

    I guess good for half the 20-something cohort for not being able to orgasm really ever, but it’s not great for building the physical aspect of human connection, which I maintain is important. IDK what society looks like when half the prime age population isn’t able to have a fulfilling or enjoyable sex life.

    Half? [citation needed] How can anyone read this as an interesting or valuable take when it's so clearly pulled straight out of their arse?

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  5. Comment on Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction in ~health

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    I don’t want to be coddled nor do I like it. SSRIs are serious drugs with serious side effects that deserve serious discussion. The guy found someone he could have good sex with, but that wasn’t...

    I don’t want to be coddled nor do I like it. SSRIs are serious drugs with serious side effects that deserve serious discussion. The guy found someone he could have good sex with, but that wasn’t enough for him, apparently.

    My issues with that post are twofold. Of course the poster is a total asshole with the shear superficiality and selfishness of it. Worse though are the unsubstantiated hyperbolic statements about permanency of side effects, anecdotes about friends’ lives being “ruined”, the casual suggestion that the side effects make things worse… The guy has no idea what he’s talking about.

    7 votes
  6. Comment on Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction in ~health

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    I’m currently on the same drug and have been for a long time. I have had so much positive and healthy change in my life since I started taking it and I find myself wondering if I really need to be...

    I’m currently on the same drug and have been for a long time. I have had so much positive and healthy change in my life since I started taking it and I find myself wondering if I really need to be on it for the next ~10 years.

    Back when I started on it, I couldn’t afford proper psychotherapy but thankfully I now have a good job and great insurance, though my preferred therapist has paused their practice indefinitely. I can’t imagine going off Cipralex without that support.

    It has been so long on them. I have equal parts dread of withdrawals (brain zaps in particular are the worst), fear of reverting to the unstable angry person I was a decade ago, and on the flip side, a yearning for clarity of mind. Writing this, my depression and anger pre-escitalopram didn’t give me any true mind clarity. I feel that I owe it to myself to try.

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  7. Comment on Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction in ~health

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    Hey everyone, This article was posted recently on Hacker News and spawned a predictably horrible comment section, especially this one. I'm someone who has been on SSRIs for a long time because...

    Hey everyone,

    This article was posted recently on Hacker News and spawned a predictably horrible comment section, especially this one.

    I'm someone who has been on SSRIs for a long time because they work for me, and have of course experienced these side effects. I'm hoping for a better conversation here.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Crypto investors are bidding to touch a 1,784-pound tungsten cube once a year in ~finance

  9. Comment on Crypto investors are bidding to touch a 1,784-pound tungsten cube once a year in ~finance

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    I paid $20 for a 100 gram tungsten cube that I physically own and get to touch multiple times a day. It's actually a great thinking/fidget toy.

    I paid $20 for a 100 gram tungsten cube that I physically own and get to touch multiple times a day. It's actually a great thinking/fidget toy.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp are all down in ~tech

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    Personally I'd rather you reply to me directly to express your displeasure than post this kind of comment, but that's just me. Meta commentary like this is just as "noisy" and non-contributing as...

    Personally I'd rather you reply to me directly to express your displeasure than post this kind of comment, but that's just me. Meta commentary like this is just as "noisy" and non-contributing as what I posted in my opinion, and I don't think that's controversial to say.

    I'll also happily point out that I was the first to point out the suspected technical reasons for this downtime in a since noise-nuked subthread, which is more than you've contributed.

    13 votes
  11. Comment on Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp are all down in ~tech

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    It's worse than DNS. The IP address range that points to Facebook's DNS servers no longer does so. It's not something I've personally ever worked with, but this is a BGP problem, apparently.

    It's worse than DNS. The IP address range that points to Facebook's DNS servers no longer does so. It's not something I've personally ever worked with, but this is a BGP problem, apparently.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp are all down in ~tech

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    And stay down!

    And stay down!

    9 votes
  13. Comment on India’s power outage risks increase as coal stockpiles plummet in ~enviro

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    It's really sad to me that this kind of headline can sit right next to ones like "The decreasing cost of renewables unlikely to plateau anytime soon". We're an adaptable species individually, but...

    It's really sad to me that this kind of headline can sit right next to ones like "The decreasing cost of renewables unlikely to plateau anytime soon".

    We're an adaptable species individually, but when it comes to changing societies we're so damn slow.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Ghost - Enter Sandman (2021) in ~music

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    I think I prefer this to the original. Thanks for sharing!

    I think I prefer this to the original. Thanks for sharing!

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Introducing the PineNote, a high-end e-ink device from Pine64 in ~tech

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    I'm really glad this was just announced. I've been eying the reMarkable 2, but I'd much rather have something with a heavy focus on open source software.

    I'm really glad this was just announced. I've been eying the reMarkable 2, but I'd much rather have something with a heavy focus on open source software.

    7 votes
  16. Comment on What useless information do you have memorized? in ~talk

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    The lyrics to Ice Ice Baby, by Vanilla Ice. Age of Empires II cheat codes and chat commands. 11

    The lyrics to Ice Ice Baby, by Vanilla Ice.

    Age of Empires II cheat codes and chat commands. 11

    2 votes
  17. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I just started a new job at Suborbital where I've been working on a bunch of our open source WebAssembly-related toolchain.

    I just started a new job at Suborbital where I've been working on a bunch of our open source WebAssembly-related toolchain.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on An open letter against Apple's privacy-invasive content scanning technology in ~tech

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    I agree with your take on message scanning. From Apple, clear as day: It really seems like this is only enabled on parent-controlled devices. I don't think you and me with full control of our...

    I agree with your take on message scanning. From Apple, clear as day:

    The Messages app will add new tools to warn children and their parents when receiving or sending sexually explicit photos.

    [...]

    Messages uses on-device machine learning to analyze image attachments and determine if a photo is sexually explicit. The feature is designed so that Apple does not get access to the messages.

    This feature is coming in an update later this year to accounts set up as families in iCloud for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey.*

    It really seems like this is only enabled on parent-controlled devices. I don't think you and me with full control of our devices would be opted into this.

    Now, obviously, this would never be effective because kids will just use literally any other app if they don't want their parents spying on their smut.

    As for the iCloud photo scanning, I'm still extremely wary. I read a comment on an early HN thread about how the CSAM database is broader in scope than just explicit media of children. Apparently whenever illegal content is seized, everything "adjacent" to it (scope unclear) is also added to the database and is subject to flagging. It seems easy for perfectly innocent stuff to get caught in the dragnet.

    5 votes