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Does Being Overweight Affect Your Libido
Libido concern: I understand your concern. Pornography cannot give full sexual satisfaction. Due to your hormones you will continue to have sexual desire and sexual interest. You feel as if you are losing libido which can be due to not having intimate sexual partner with whom you could have Heart to Heart Talk about mutual sexual need and how to have good Emotional, Physical and Sexual Intimacy. See a Therapist. ...Read more
Consider Therapy: A good therapist w/ experience in the area of middle-aged women's sexuality is where I'd start. Talking in detail might clarify the underlying issues and lead you to good resolutions. It seems silly to stab at problems that might not exist. Be hopeful - there are probably some surprising possibilities for you to discover and help to achieve them. ...Read more
Sex refusal: Sex is a personal and a couple decision. It's important that you focus on increasing emotional closeness, resolving conflicts harmoniously, and communicating well. Your doctor can look for medical causes to lowlibido & offer a referral to couples therapy. A licensed professional can guide you in talking about what is causing inhibition and what to do to fix it before the relationship is damaged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel a strong libido and I don't want to self-stimulate (to build control).Is there something I can do or take (natural) avoid this distraction?
I'm not aware of any: "natural" remedies other than self-stimulation or self-pleasuring for taming one's libido. IMHO, it's a better alternative to being indiscriminate in your sexual behavior. You can't get an STD and you can't get a girl pregnant. Altho it's temporary, the relief provided by self-pleasuring is safe and effective and totally natural. Dr. Anne ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I haven't any libido or erections from 5 months till now after i failed in my first sexual experience will i be ok will my libido and erections back?
You'll be OK.: Sorry you are taking this so hard. If libido and erections ok. Before attempted sexual experience, then all should be well. It's a mind game that many young men get trapped in. Anxiety and negative experience leads to more anxiety and neg experience. You need to stop beating yourself up asap. Since it's been 5 months, you could benefit from psychological help to reduce your anticipatory anxiety. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Libido & the Brain: Your biggest sex desired organ is your brain and not the genitals. Libido is a function of desire, sexual thoughts, visual and physical stimulation. Exhaustion is the worst enemy of female desire along with negative images about sex from excessive religious repression or childhood sexual trauma or adult assault. Therapists are great at determining the reasons and working pathways for you. ...Read more
Reduce tension: Libido has both psychological and physiological components to it, and stress brings about the same changes in one. Having a positive attitude toward sex and sexuality, one's partner, as well as managing one's physical and psychological stresses will help to improve libido. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its possible but....: It's not realistic. Your libido is determined hormonally, particularly by androgens such as testosterone. Medications exist that lower androgens, such as those used in the treatment of prostate cancer, which will reduce or eliminate libido. Certain antidepressants (ssris) have sexual side effects, and can reduce desire. I would never recommend these agents just to control a natural libido. ...Read more
Healthy one!: Unfortunately, there is no single diet proven to improve libido (sex drive). Likewise, there is no proven dietary supplement either. However, the healthier you are, by dint of nutrition & physical activity, the lower the risk of illness & poor physical conditioning eg obesity, affecting your sex drive negatively. So eat healthy. You know what that means. Just do it. Mediterranean or DASH diet... ...Read more
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