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I think I can't get 100% erected from porn. Am I losing my libido? And how do I cure this?

I think I can't get 100% erected from porn. Am I losing my libido? And how do I cure this?

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

Libido (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Got no libido I'm 53 old female help as feel like I can't meet anyone else ?

Got no libido I'm 53 old female help as feel like I can't meet anyone else ?

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

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My partner we both females doesn't understand my my diminish of libido help?

My partner we both females doesn't understand my my diminish  of libido help?

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 more

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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 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 more

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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?

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

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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 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 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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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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How to increase libido as a woman?

How to increase libido as a woman?

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

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What helps improve a woman's libido?

What helps improve a woman's libido?

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 more

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Is it possible to lower your libido?

Is it possible to lower your libido?

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

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Which diet is recomended to increase libido?

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Which diet is recomended to increase libido?

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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What is the definition or description of: libido?

Sexual Drive: 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. ...Read more

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Can porn lower your libido?

Can porn lower your libido?

Altered perception: Watching pornography may affect your perception of what a normal sexual relationship is like, which may decrease your libido if your actual encounters do not live up to your altered expectations. ...Read more

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How do I treat low libido ?

How do I treat low libido
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Libido: Check a morning testosterone level when you first wake up to make sure the level is normal. ...Read more

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Does ecitelopram affect libido?

Does ecitelopram affect libido?

COULD: It is possible that escitalopram or Lexapro may have an effect on libido as well as on orgasmic dysfunction. Not uncommon with ssri. Discuss with your physician to evaluate for other possible issues. ...Read more

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How can I boost my sexual libido?

How can I boost my sexual libido?

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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Overweight (Definition)

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