Blog Post:10 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing As A Result Of Your Mental Illness

Cloudy with a Chance of Chaos

1. You shy away from sex.

Putting your body on display is natural and alarmingly unnatural at the same time. If you have ever been remotely self-conscious about how you look, disrobing can coax all of those feelings back into your head. Getting fully undressed means showcasing your extra skin, scars or love handles that you hide beneath your shirt. (Alternately, if your anxiety or depression has eaten away at your flesh, your frailty is exposed, and your protruding hipbones are all too noticeable.) You don’t crave sex the way you once did because you’re unwilling to put yourself through the mental repercussions, even for the physical benefits.

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