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Sexually frank commentary follows:
I don’t think this is a strip many people will relate to, depression does affect the sex drive of people differently and this is just one possibility. It also happens to be the possibility that I was afflicted with. I have read that when depressed, many people turn to activities that are produce a extreme high sensation, like drugs, alcohol, dangerous activities, and so on. I think that this is because while depression produces a flat mood which makes it difficult to feel, the sudden rush of chemicals, adrenaline, etc. can temporarily bypass this flat mood and provide a sensation. In the case of sex, orgasms help release endorphins, which produce a feeling similar to a “runner’s high”.
This can be quite addictive, and I have to admit that I went through a long phase where sex was not only important to me, it because practically the main thing in my life where I could temporarily escape the emptiness of my life. It really hurt my romantic relationships for reasons that are probably obvious: my partners were very concerned about my focus on sex, and I was far more interested in a sexual aspects of a relationship than the romantic and personal aspects. However, in my mind I truly believed I was looking for love and happiness and not just the endorphin rush that came with sex — I had convinced myself of this when my actions were proving otherwise. It took me a long time to realize that this was what I was doing, and it had a feedback effect because my failing relationships were not helping my depression any.
Anyways, as always I do appreciate your comments on this, even if you don’t agree with what I’m thinking on this.

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Sexually frank commentary follows:

I don’t think this is a strip many people will relate to, depression does affect the sex drive of people differently and this is just one possibility. It also happens to be the possibility that I was afflicted with. I have read that when depressed, many people turn to activities that are produce a extreme high sensation, like drugs, alcohol, dangerous activities, and so on. I think that this is because while depression produces a flat mood which makes it difficult to feel, the sudden rush of chemicals, adrenaline, etc. can temporarily bypass this flat mood and provide a sensation. In the case of sex, orgasms help release endorphins, which produce a feeling similar to a “runner’s high”.

This can be quite addictive, and I have to admit that I went through a long phase where sex was not only important to me, it because practically the main thing in my life where I could temporarily escape the emptiness of my life. It really hurt my romantic relationships for reasons that are probably obvious: my partners were very concerned about my focus on sex, and I was far more interested in a sexual aspects of a relationship than the romantic and personal aspects. However, in my mind I truly believed I was looking for love and happiness and not just the endorphin rush that came with sex — I had convinced myself of this when my actions were proving otherwise. It took me a long time to realize that this was what I was doing, and it had a feedback effect because my failing relationships were not helping my depression any.

Anyways, as always I do appreciate your comments on this, even if you don’t agree with what I’m thinking on this.

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depression comix #149View Post

I thought it might be a good time for a repost as the next strip (which will be posted tomorrow) fleshes out the last bit of this strip.

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depression comix #149

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I thought it might be a good time for a repost as the next strip (which will be posted tomorrow) fleshes out the last bit of this strip.

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My first strip this month, sorry for the wait. I have a new schedule for the day job and it’s been taking a bit of work to get used to it.This one kind of explains itself. I always felt like the biggest ass whole after opening up to someone, and I could never convince myself that it was ever the right thing to do. I almost always regret doing so, and an often incredibly weary of the person I opened up to as a result.

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My first strip this month, sorry for the wait. I have a new schedule for the day job and it’s been taking a bit of work to get used to it.

This one kind of explains itself. I always felt like the biggest ass whole after opening up to someone, and I could never convince myself that it was ever the right thing to do. I almost always regret doing so, and an often incredibly weary of the person I opened up to as a result.

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depression comix #60
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This is being reblogged a bit lately so I thought I’d reblog it myself while we wait for another strip. I don’t think there I’d any explanation necessary for this strip - those who have been there *know*.

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depression comix #60

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This is being reblogged a bit lately so I thought I’d reblog it myself while we wait for another strip. I don’t think there I’d any explanation necessary for this strip - those who have been there *know*.

another quick one

Just a quick note that there might not be a comic this week. My work schedule made a big change which needs to settle down a bit and I also bought a new computer last week (YAY).

I’ve also been on the receiving end of a little bit of criticism this week for the comic, because of its content, lack of story, lack of entertainment value, and other things that are generally associated with webcomics.…

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adsense? nonsense!

I finally did it. I removed Google AdSense from the depcom site.

It seems strange since I fought so hard to get it. I even erased a questionable image because it stopped the application process. But in the end, I got it, and it was a happy event becxause it seemed it was the beginning of greater things, of newfound professionalism.

When I first entered the script, I waited for AdSense to do its…

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