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Libido (Overview)

Libido is more commonly thought of as sexual desire. Still more specific definitions described libido as the free creative, or psychic energy an individual has to put toward personal development or individuation.


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What exactly causes libido? Is it a hormone?

What exactly causes libido? Is it a hormone?

More than hormones: Libido is the desire for intimate activity. It is in part controlled by various hormones but also other external factors such as stress, your attitude towards your partner and vice versa, personal beliefs about sex and intimacy, etc. A healthy sex life is more than just hormones. Open honest communication with your partner plays a big role.

Additionally, some medications can affect your libido ...Read more

Libido (Overview)

Libido is more commonly thought of as sexual desire. Still more specific definitions described libido as the free creative, or psychic energy an individual has to put toward personal development or individuation.


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What are some herbs, food, and supplements for increasing male libido and longer lasting erections early to mid 20s)? Natural means

What are some herbs, food, and supplements for increasing male libido and longer lasting erections early to mid 20s)? Natural means

Many good choices: Many herbs are well-known to improve male sexual function. Which works best varies from person to person. Some of the best choices are ashwagandha, maca, ginseng, tongkat ali, damiana, fo-ti & gingko- available individually or in combinations. Besides herbs, l-arginine, zinc & seanol (a seaweed) extract can be very effective. See
http://altmedicine. About. Com/cs/conditionsetoh/a/erectiledysfunc. Htm. ...Read more

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What causes low libido? Excessive masturbation? Or any other cause? Is low testosterone treatable?

What causes low libido? Excessive masturbation? Or any other cause? Is low testosterone treatable?

Low libido: SyedM760 ~ low libido is caused by many things. Idiopathic~ just the way you are.depression, anxiety, stress, early adolescent imprinting, mis-directed or understood sexuality, religion and so on. NOT excessive masturbation! This just gives you friction burns/rash on your penis. LOW Testosterone can cause low libido, but in investigating low libido this is probably least often the cause. Cont. ...Read more

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How to treat ED naturally. How to treat low libido naturally. How to get horny again as in my 40's. I am 61 now.

How to treat ED naturally. How to treat low libido naturally. How to get horny again as in my 40's. I am 61 now.

Be a "hot" 61!: It's possible to be the best you can be at each age - but it's not the same as being a different age. You can be a healthy, lusty 61 year old. Even at 40, you were not the 'on-fire' adolescent and that's fine - good even. Be as healthy as you can in terms of diet and relaxation and exercise. Get your mind into a sexy place and that's the best natural turn on I can imagine. ...Read more

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Are low libido and an inability to orgasm (for a woman) issues that could be treated with medicine?

Are low libido and an inability to orgasm (for a woman) issues that could be treated with medicine?

Possibly: This depends on the reasons for the decreased libido and lack of orgasm. Some medical conditions can cause or contribute to these symptoms (depression, diabetes, dyspareunia, chronic pain, etc). Decreased libido can also be associated with a low testosterone level, which can also affect the female sexual response, impeding orgasm. Many times these problems are treatable, with good results. ...Read more

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If I have no desire for sex is there anything to increase my libido?

If I have no desire for sex is there anything to increase my libido?

Yes plenty of it: As we get older and for many reason desire for sex changes, there are a lot of medication for that but usually u doctor may ask u to do a blood test for testosterone first, so talk with u pcp. ...Read more

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What are the risks of giving letrozole with Gh to a 15yo boy? (during and after treatment, gonades, libido, erectile function?)

What are the risks of giving letrozole with Gh to a 15yo boy? (during and after treatment, gonades, libido, erectile function?)

Please ask the: Prescribing endocrinologist. Letrozole, is sometimes used for gynecomastia, male breast development.
Some studies have shown that letrozole can be used to promote sperm production in some males who are not producing sperm. There has to be a reason it was prescribed & his endocrinologist can discuss your concerns about drug interaction. I found none in reports of combined use with HGH. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for low libido in women? I am 34 years old and this has been an issue for at least 3 years.

What treatments are there for low libido in women? I am 34 years old and this has been an issue for at least 3 years.

See below: Address this issue with your primary care doctor to figure out the causes/ reasons. Once you've done that, you can discuss with your physician the steps to be taken. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can rough masturbation cause penile nerve damage and symptoms include loss of penile senstivity and feeling low sex drive and libido how to cure this?

Can rough masturbation cause penile nerve damage and symptoms include loss of penile senstivity and feeling low sex drive and libido how to cure this?

Rough masturbation: Rough-housing an organ, so delicate, useful and architecturally perfect for function causes unnecessary pain and swelling only. Such a pity to disrespect something that if treated with tender circumspection, could possibly deliver a life time of contentment! Be kind to your penis! You will need it every day of your life, I promise! :-))) ...Read more

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I'm 21 yr male I have a very high libido and it prevent me from study well, really I want a safe drug to reduce this desire, please help me?

I'm 21 yr male I have a very high libido and it prevent me from study well, really I want a safe drug to reduce this desire, please help me?

Meds not the answer.: I'm sorry to hear this issue is causing you so much pain. Unfortunately, there is no medication that is approved or indicated to lower libido. Antiandrogens, used in prostate cancer, and ssris do lower desire, but are not good solutions on their own & have side effects. If sexual thoughts are interferring with your life, I recommend a therapist who can help you deal with this. ...Read more

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Decreased libido due to the pill?

Decreased libido due to the pill?

Somewhat common: Oral contraceptives are synthetic hormones. Your body responds to these hormones by decreasing its own hormone production and by increasing a protein that binds your own hormones. The synthetic estrogen can't convert to testosterone like your natural estrogen. Testosterone plays a large role in libido, and the resulting decrease in available testosterone can cause a decrease in libido. ...Read more

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Are there any cons to having high libido in women? Will one eventually lose this libido as one gets older?

Are there any cons to having high libido in women? Will one eventually lose this libido as one gets older?

No cons unless: There is nothing wrong with having a high sex drive unless your partner is not on the page as you are. Libido changes throughout your life. Stress, work, body weight, emotional mood, level of exercise and other factors all effect your sex drive. ...Read more

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How can I get back my desire for sex if my libido is very low?

How can I get back my desire for sex if my libido is very low?

Decreased libido: Women's sex drive is more linked to the emotional state than man's. .... If you feel like you are not loved, respected, like you are not able to communicate with your partner... Libido is the first to go... Stress and exhaustion also play a big role for women... Take the time to get away with your partner... Stop and truly communicate with one another... Check out marraigetoday. Com. . ...Read more

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Hi, on average, how long does menopause last? Also, what can I do about menopause causing no libido :- (thank you! Marie

Hi, on average, how long does menopause last? Also, what can I do about menopause causing no libido :- (thank you! Marie

Menopause Is Forever: In menopause the ovaries are permanently no longer producing both estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone, which are potent female hormones. Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, not just the reproductive system, so the entire body suffers once in menopause. Cyclic bhrt can help, libido included. ...Read more

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Urologist prescribe me 5 mg testosterone propionate a day for 2 months to see if it s the cause of my low libido. Risk of loss testicle size? Hair?

Urologist prescribe me 5 mg testosterone propionate a day for 2 months to see if it s the cause of my low libido. Risk of loss testicle size? Hair?

See below: Low libido can be caused by many things. Low testosterone levels need to be shown by tests first and treatment provided if the levels are low. Since you are young, your testicles should not decrease in size. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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How to decrease libido?

How to decrease libido?

Need evaluation: It sounds like you feel your libido to be "too high" -- but I wonder, in contrast to what? Is a depressed partner in your life telling you this? Could your level of sexual interest actually be normal, in comparison? Or is your libido genuinely driving you into compromising situations? Each possibility requires a different approach -- including ruling out any possible manic or hypomanic symptoms. ...Read more

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How to lower my libido?

How to lower my libido?

Why?: I'm not sure why you would want to lower your libido? It's best not to jump to meds before evaluating what's happening. In some cases, mood problems may show up as extremely increased libido -- and so can compulsive sexuality. Both of these situations can be helped via consulting with your family doctor to start with. S/he may also want you to see a psychiatrist or psychologist as well. ...Read more

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How do I increase libido?

How do I increase libido?

Yours or partners?: It's different for men vs women but there are common needs for both. In general men look for home plate and women want to enjoy the game. It's important both understand what is expected of the other. That can go a long way toward building libido. Are there medical issues? Is stress or arguing a problem? Is there lack of privacy or is work draining energy? Can you surprise or create mystery? Toys? ...Read more

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How to improve my libido?

How to improve my libido?

Assess yourself...: Low libido can be caused by stress such as worrying over job, money, family, friends, relationship etc. Are you in a good relationship? If you're not happy w/your partner, it's not easy to want to have sexual relations w/that person. Excess alcohol & other recreational substances can throw off sex drive, as can some medications. Depression can too. Be sure to chat w/your doc looking for illness ...Read more

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How to improve man libido?

How to improve man libido?

Libido: Male sex drive is very closely tied to testosterone levels. You should see a doc and have testosterone levels checked. Other cuases can be due to medication side effects, depression, some chronic infections. ...Read more

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How can libido be treated?

See a speicalist: There are a number of ways to help with decreased libido. The first step is to see a professional to evaluate the cause then various treatments can be looked at. ...Read more

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How to enchance my libido?

How to enchance my libido?

Waning Libido: Hi

this is actually a very good and frequent question I get in my practice. I have found that as we age our libidos come and go, and at times there seems to be no sane explanation.

But, libido is a higher functioning need, not as important as food or sleep. So, anything getting in the way such as stress, fatigue, depression or a number of other medical conditions can be blamed. ...Read more

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How to increase sex libido?

How to increase sex libido?

Many ways: Healthy diets and exercise are commonly prescribed. Reducing stress and increasing social contact in the real, not electronic world also help significantly. ...Read more

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How to boast libido in men?

How to boast libido in men?

Low Libido: Low libido in men is usually about their brains and not about their bodies. Depression, fatigue, stress, hopelessness are very common reasons for a low libido. Sex is a higher function activity for humans and when our bodies are stressed out then things like libido take a back seat. Now, in looking over your medication list I think your physician may also want to make sure these are right 4 you. ...Read more

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Best way to increase libido?

Best way to increase libido?

Talk w/your partner: Best way to improve your libido is to improve your relationship, typically via communication w/your partner. Also need to decrease stress eg financial worries, job, family, etc. Rein in excess alcohol consumption. Review your medications w/your doc. Make sure you're in good physical & mental health. Failing all that, check your testosterone (but very unlikely in young otherwise healthy men). ...Read more

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How can I increase my libido?

How can I increase my libido?

Several ways: Libido in women is 90% "above the neck". However, there are some hormonal changes that can occur which will reduce libido. Have a physician measure dhea-s & total/free testosterone levels. Birth control pills frequently reduce libido due to increases in the substance that binds testosterone reducing the free testosterone available in the blood. ...Read more

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How to increase libido in women?

How to increase libido in women?

Chocolate... Kidding: This is a very complex question and there is not enough space to give it the discussion it deserves. You may start by seeing your doctor for a complete history and physical. I also suggest seeing a therapist for an assessment and possible therapy. Once the physical and psychological issues have been evaluated, a woman must feel safe and secure before intimacy can happen with the right partner. ...Read more

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Does male libido decrease at 49?

Does male libido decrease at 49?

No: Libido means desire for sexual activity. Male libido does not automatically decrease at age 49. It's variable in men and their situations. The type of stimuli which excite them -- and the rapidity of erections, etc -- may change over time. Fatigue, alcohol and substance abuse, come medications, depression, etc -- those can all definitely interfere with libido. ...Read more