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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Although not an official diagnosis yet, but can excessive porn dependency/stimulation over several years lower a man's libido with a real woman ?
If someone took a DHT blocker and wanted to minimize gyno/libido loss so they took anti-estrogens, what would excess test convert into in that case?
48 yr old female w/pressure & discomfort in right flank plus excessive sweating and sharp increase in libido & anxiety. Any ideas?
See Doctor: You need to see your doctor and have your adrenal glands evaluated. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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