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Libido Woman Increase
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
I am a female woman and I need to know what can I take to help with low libido? Is there a medication or treatment to raise my libido?
Probably not: The studies with testosterone in women in your age group, assuming you have your own functional ovaries, suggest no benefit to libido, and pages of side effects. Weight loss and exercise can increase endogenous Estradiol which will help, and reduce endogenous testosterone which will help. ...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 more
Many things: I assume by "libido" you mean sexual desire. So many things can affect sexual desire that it is impossible to offer any general answer. Emotional and psychological factors, hormonal factors, the nature and quality of a relationship with a sexual partner, general physical health, mental health, etc. Etc. Etc. A more specific question might get a better answer. ...Read more
Please visit your: Doc who may refer you to an endocrinologist so that your hormones can be measured. Psychological factors also impact this so a mental health professional may be in order as well. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Female Libido: A woman's libido increases with an increase in testosterone. It is highest around the time of ovulation in a woman still cycling. Keep in mind the things that kill libido in women: anger or resentment at their partner, boredom, extreme fatigue, stress, and hormonal imbalances. Deal with the libido killers and you are more likely to have a healthy libido. ...Read more
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
There was a drug called flibanseran, made by german pharmaceutical company boehringer ingelheim, that was showing initial promise on female sexual desire or libido. However it wasn't approved by the fda.
Some people use topical creams that you can buy for clitoral stimulation and this may increase sexual desire indirectly. ...Read more
Rest, help with: Baby, stop or change anti-depression medications if on them + possible:- 1) AndroGel (testosterone gel), small amount on skin after shower. 2) estratest, (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) 3)possible low dose (20 mg) testosterone injections every 2 weeks if your circulating serum testosterone is low. 4)viagra or cialis. All are off label, meaning that they have been approved by fda for other indications than improving female libido. ...Read more
I'm 38yr old female gave birth 15yrs ago. Wondering if there is anything that I can take to increase my libido?
Need testing.: Several things can contribute to low libido: depression and hormonal abnormalities are the top two. You should see your physician, have your hormones checked, and be screened for depression, thyroid disease and other issues. Often women have a drop in testosterone in midlife that causes low libido. Another possibility are psychosocial issues with your current partner. ...Read more
I am 27 yr old female with loss of sex drive and it's affecting my marriage. Please help what I can do to increase libido.
Decreased libido: Women's sex drive is more linked to the emotional state than man's. .... If you feel like you are not loved, respected, like you are not able to communicate with your partner... Libido is the first to go... Stress and exhaustion also play a big role for women... Take the time to get away with your partner... Stop and truly communicate with one another... Check out marraigetoday. Com. . ...Read more
62yr old female taking 50mg dhea. Its wonderful; increased energy, bone mass, losing fat, libido came back. Is is detectable in employee drug test?
No: Dhea is metabolized to cortisone, estrogen and testosterone -- and you can';t control which one is goes to. Also, there is no medical indication to take it in the first place, and most of the dhea supplements have little dhea in them. Worry about your health, not a drug test. Don't get your medical advice from tv or the internet! ...Read more
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
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
Focus on basics 1st: 1st things 1st. Women tend not to have on/off switches like men, where ours is perpetually on. So make sure you're helping out around house so that she can relax a bit. If she's stressed about something else, eg money, work, family, friends, etc, no medicine will incr libido. With that said, sometimes testosterone may incr libido, at least if t is low. But also review medications as some decr libi. ...Read more
Libido increase?: A willing, open, communicative partner who is less demanding and more understanding of what the other person's needs are. Affection versus expectation. Fondness versus fondling. A good balance of these. And, being aware of one's own emotions and impatience. ...Read more
Is it alright for a woman to love n marry a man fourteen years younger to her. Reg reproductivty libido as whn she turns 60 he wil be 46. N sex drive?
Social norms: There are no medical issues in this question. Men and women can remain sexually active beyond their 90's. ...Read more
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 more
Although not an official diagnosis yet, but can excessive porn dependency/stimulation over several years lower a man's libido with a real woman?
The most effective natural supplemental aid for most post menopausal women with decreased libido will be (surprise); natural /bioidentical estrogen, testosterone and progesterone.
After all these are exactly the sources of deficiency.
Properly administered, they will correct most, if not all of the adverse physiological changes of menopause. Restoring tissue integrity, rest and improved psyche. ...Read more
What is the best and healthiest way to heighten a woman's libido if she has a low sex drive to allow her to want sex more often? Low sex drive for as long as she can remember, even when first being sexually active. 27 years old. She wants a higher sex d
The short answer would be to visit an endocrinologist. There has been some success with low dose testosterone therapy in women with low sex drives.
Don't forget conditions such as depression, stress, and fatigue can contribute to this problem and need to be addressed if present.
The person in question should also schedule a complete history and physical to help determine if there are other issues causing or contributing to this problem.
Good luck! ...Read more
Does the androgenic activity level and/or dose of the progestin in birth control pills have any effect on a woman's libido?
Woman's Libido: Libido requires a balance of the hormones. Testosterone is the main driver, but your estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, Cortisol, and Thyroid all need to be somewhat balanced for optimal libido. Also, hormones are only responsible for about half the libido. Stress, exhaustion, boredom, anger or resentment towards the partner can all decrease libido. I wish you the best! ...Read more