"I'm wondering if the SSRI's have the same effects as the older meds"
So far as loss of libido is concerned, MOST of these drugs have this as a common side effect, including SSRIs such as Prozac. You can check any drug handbook
for this and other SEs, of course.
Some people taking them for periods of a couple of months or so, can find this a surprising (temporary) benefit, kind of a vacation from the effects of their customary sex drive. An unusual opportunity to see what life, and thinking processes, are like without this otherwise (for many men at least) major influence.
Others, of course, do not.
Regardless, the libido usually returns, slowly, after the drug is discontinued (some docs say on a 1-to-1 basis--i.e. if you take the drug for 3 months, it takes about 3 months after stopping it before your libido returns to its pre-drug state).
Physical activity, healthful diet, etc. are always indicated, of course.
But the bottom line seems to be that, even with a very experienced psychiatrist, deciding on and/or finding a useful drug seems to be a hit-or-miss business of individual experimentation, unfortunately. Just trying one after another until one works (by which time, the depressive episode has often resolved on its own), or until the person becomes so disgusted by the process that they simply stop trying drugs.