When I came off them it took me several years to get used to having normal-intensity feelings again, but it wasn’t a sudden revelation, like “Wow, I was missing a fundamental human experience for the past several years!
” Just a sense of things being different which was hard to cash out.
Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.
★ 06/30/2014This trenchant collection assembles previously published essays and new work by cultural critic and novelist Gay (An Untamed State).
Later I learned emotional blunting is a commonly reported side effect of SSRIs and I was probably just really not experiencing emotions.What’s surprising about this is that I didn’t even know it for the first half of my life. In gardens, I bent down and took a whiff of the roses. I never thought twice about any of it for fourteen years. It took the right stimulus before I finally discovered the gap.Each night I would tell my mom, “Dinner smells great! Then, in freshman English class, I had an assignment to write about the Garden of Eden using details from all five senses. So I guess you can just not be able to smell and not know it.Or am I like a guy who can’t smell trying to appreciate perfume?As technology advances, so does the world of dating.