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Do Men Think About Sex More Than Women
Sex drive: In general men's sex drives are usually higher than women's sex drives. Nature has made it happen that men are more or less ready to impregnate women whenever the women is ready to be impregnated. This involves the survival of the species, and happens throughout the animal kinddom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viagra (sildenafil) for women: Unfortunately there is currently no proven benefit for women to take viagra (sildenafil) like meds. Testosterone hormone have been given to enhance some women's sex drive but it is controversial not to mention the side effects of male hormones are not usually worth the risk. Talk to your family physician or gynecologist about your specific problem as it may not need a pill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cannot Say: Sexual pleasure is a very personal thing and difficult to measure. Sex can feel great for both men and women, and likewise, can be painful for both. It's important to communicate how you feel, what makes you feel good, and don't be afraid to state your needs or enjoy yourself. Making love can be a beautiful and exciting way to connect with the person you care about! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Your man is lucky: Not all pregnant women do want to have more sex, and their desire can be different depending on the time of pregnancy and the other symptoms they are experiencing. For those who do, it is probably related to the changing hormone levels in pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
That's the stereo-: type, but as a sex therapist, I haven't found that to be true. I've seen women with whopping-high sex drives and men with nearly zero. I don't know if generalizations are much help here. I do know that regardless of high or low sex drives, quality of sex seems to be the better indicator of happiness. ...Read more
Preferences: Sexual preferences vary with the individual, are sometimes influenced by circumstances, genetics, upbringing and other factors. It does not change the value of the person. Some people love to eat asparagus, others cannot stand it. ...Read more
Why do you think that mens sex drive stays the same while women over a certain age lose their sex drive?
Drive may stay but: In men performance dwindles over time. Peak years for men are late teens and through the twenties and maybe early thirties. In women their peak years are about early to mid thirties. Women vary in their interest in sex more widely than men for reasons that include past sexual history, if they have children or not and how good relationships with men are. Men lose performance mostly, women interest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is indulging in online sex healthy for the mind n body in conservative societies wer men don't satisfy their woman n whn woman need it.
Ethics and politics: I'm speaking only for myself. Maybe I am "judging another culture". I think that every red-blooded american man agrees with me that a husband's first and foremost responsibility is to make his wife happy in every reasonable way that he can, rather than trashing his own mind. It's a standard i'd like to see become universal -- in every home in my nation, and in all nations. ...Read more
Does having protected sex put you at any risk for hiv? What are the probability of men getting infected from women? Thanks for the help.
Not exactly: Oxytocin blocks fear, panic, anxiety and other obsessive negative emotions from entering the emotional centers in the brain. It does many other things but it does not create emotional bonds but when you are in a place where it is emotionally safe to form social bonds it naturally follows that those bonds can be created. Learn more by reading oxytocin: the hormone of healing and hope. ...Read more
Mutual joy: There are many levels of enjoyment and intensity in sexual activity. The drive for this is high in men and women and is a fundamental underpinning for bonding and relationships. Both sexes generally derive a great deal of enjoyment although there is not way to actually objectively measure the intensity. No doubt each enjoys it in their own wayl. ...Read more
What is it that biologically causes some men to be attracted to women and other men to have same sex attractions?
It just is...: We don't know for sure. Theories abound, but sexual attraction is considered polygenetic. We've been looking for a 'cause' for same sex attraction, and a 'cure' for it since ancient times. Better to realize that attraction to the same sex has always been there and will continue to be represented in our population, like left-handedness or green eye color. ...Read more
Testosterone, maybe: Regardless of who lost his/her sex drive, the evaluation is similar: first evaluate your relationship. Second, consider external stressors, eg money, family, friends, work, etc. Third, consider substance use, eg tobacco, alcohol & illicit materials. Fourth, any new medications? Fifth, evaluate his/her health: depression, diabetes, high blood pressure and/or cholesterol, heart disease, low t, etc. ...Read more
When i think of sex with men or picture having sex with them i get scarred and nauseus. But not with women so much. More scared ill get hurt?
Feelings & fears: Agree with dr. Friedlander that considering sexual relationships is a big part of growing up. Many people are anxious & worried about this, even if they don't say so. Also, learning about your own sexual preferences is momentous as well. Not everyone is heterosexual, and some need time to realize their own natures. Working with a therapist may help you through this important life passage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: All of the serotonin selective reuptake inhibitor medications of which Prozac (fluoxetine) is a member can cause a decrease in one' s libido also known as sex drive. Since each agent is different in its chemical structure and each of us reacts differently to any medication, not everyone will suffer this side effect with each medication. Talk to your doctor there may be a solution. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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