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Husband Has A Low Libido
Ask yourself some Qs: What are you worried about? Job? Money? Family? Friends? Stress can affect sex drive. How's your relationship w/your partner? If it's not good & strong, it's difficult to want to have sexual relations w/that person. How's your mental health? Depression can cause loss of libido. Excess alcohol? Recreational substances? Medications? All these can affect your sex drive. How's your physical health? ...Read more
Reduce stress: Most individuals believe low libido is a hormonal problem. In young men without medical problems daily high leves ofl stress, inadequate sleep, obesity and excessive alcohol are major factors. If these are not part of your clinical scenario then it is reasonable to see your primary physician and get a physican exam with a determination of a morning testosterone value for possible therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Places to start: Start with good nutrition, regular exercise, stop smoking, stop drinking or only in moderation. Be experimental in sexual practices. If having other symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, sleep changes or others see physician as this may be an indicator of an underlying medical problem. Any history of injury to genital area? Also a reason to see physician for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For who?: Low labido is not a problem unless it is causing you or someone you love distress. It is not a "bad" thing. Don't let people or the media tell you what you should want. Woman's sexual desire is driven much more by relationship, self image and loving touch then hormones. Is there someone you love who makes you feel great about yourself ? If not why would you want to have sex? Good health ...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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Lots of issues: Low libido/sex drive plus lack of pleasure from sex is a complicated issue. Take a look at your life. Any stress re work, money, family, friends, etc. Take a look at your health. Good or bad? Any chronic conditions? Medications? Depression? Do you smoke? Any other (illicit) substances? Or alcohol to excess? Consider addressing all this w/your family doc who can order a set of labs to evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low libido: First, if you haven't already, get a regular checkup. Your hormone levels and other hormones such as your thyroid should be checked. If these are all normal. It could be possible that there is another cause such as stress or anxiety contributing to low libido that can be discussed further with your doctor. ...Read more
Expectation level?: Exploring realistic expectations is a good start when evaluating sexual normalcy. There is a big range of "normal" in this category. Libido is a function of health and rest and stress patterns, and also reflects how you feel about yourself, even more than any attraction to others. Self-imposed performance pressures in this category are rarely beneficial. ...Read more
Low sex drive: Many things may reduce libido. Frequent causes in young people is depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol use. Stress can also low testosterone. Medications can lower, such as antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, blood pressure meds. If this is your boyfriend, it may not be low sex drive, but a distraction of another outlet eg, another woman, man or internet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are low libido and an inability to orgasm (for a woman) issues that could be treated with medicine?
Possibly: This depends on the reasons for the decreased libido and lack of orgasm. Some medical conditions can cause or contribute to these symptoms (depression, diabetes, dyspareunia, chronic pain, etc). Decreased libido can also be associated with a low testosterone level, which can also affect the female sexual response, impeding orgasm. Many times these problems are treatable, with good results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a 45 yr old female and in Perimenapause. I have always had a very low libido but now it has skyrocketed. Is this normal?
Not abnormal: Well, there may not be a clear expected hormonal cause, but if you are okay with this it seems foolish to look a gift horse in the mouth. Less risk of pregnancy and the demands of birth control does increase sexual pleasure for some women through psychological paths. So, as long as it is not annoying, just enjoy it. Best wishes! ...Read more
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