Australian television favourite Osher Gunsberg has spoken candidly about how his mental illness affected his sex life.
The 44-year-old who has just released his autobiography Back, After The Break says it’s vital people know the impact medication has on a person’s intimacy and sex drive.
Speaking at a discussion held by Stellar magazine yesterday, Osher shared: 'People want their wives and husbands to get better and feel better…but (when they’re medicated) they’re not interested in sex.'
The Bachelor host added, 'The drugs turn down the really intense thoughts, but they also turn down sexual desire and that sucks.
'It’s nice not to be crazy, but it’s wasn’t great to be fat and frigid. I was putting on a kilo a week as well.
'I’m so grateful to my wife Audrey for letting me write about that stuff, it’s so important to talk about it.'
Osher has never been shy of sharing his struggles with mental health.
His new book, Back, After The Break, details his emotional battles and how he's ended up where he is today.
It's described as: 'Struggling with anxiety, panic attacks and weight issues since he was young, Osher tried for years to drink away the anxiety and depression. He ended up unemployed, divorced, suicidal and certifiable on the other side of the world, yet somehow he managed to put the broken pieces of his mind back together and make a life for himself again.
'He lives with a mental illness - and he's come to terms with it to live an authentic, rich and fulfilling life.'