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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 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
Try therapy first : Libido is a sensitive phenomenon with multiple psychological and physiological factors influencing it. I'd suggest a few therapy sessions to see if it may be partner specific or something psychological that you aren't fully aware of. If nothing turns up there, medications that increase Dopamine or norepinephrine (such as bupropion or stimulant medications) can increase libido. ...Read more
Determine/address: the cause if you can. Medications, stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression, beliefs, experiences, illnesses, relationships, etc. may reduce drive. Seek medical and psychological evaluation if needed. Reduce stress and bad habits. Improve communication with partner; exercise; sleep; increase time available for intimacy. A botanical massage oil (Zestra) might help. Best regards for improvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should a sudden increase in libido be a concern? I've never felt like this my whole life so no it's not common for me . I'm a 26 y/o female, thanks.
Consult with your: physician. If there is no physiological reason, there could be a psychiatric one worth exploring. It can be a sign of a manic episode. ...Read more
I'm 61, no problem w/natural lubrication. Have very low libido, what natural way can I do to increase?
Natural?: By natural, i'm assuming you mean without extra hormonal supplements. Many therapists who deal with sexual dysfunction recommend "changing things up" in the bedroom. Have a talk with your partner about experimenting with bedroom toys, fantasy, those sexy films that both males and females can enjoy, etc. If 'natural' doesn't work, have a talk with your gynecologist. ...Read more
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