Doctor insights on:
Mens Womens Sex Drives
Sex drive: In general men's sex drives are usually higher than women's sex drives. Nature has made it happen that men are more or less ready to impregnate women whenever the women is ready to be impregnated. This involves the survival of the species, and happens throughout the animal kinddom. ...Read more
Yes: All of the serotonin selective reuptake inhibitor medications of which Prozac (fluoxetine) is a member can cause a decrease in one' s libido also known as sex drive. Since each agent is different in its chemical structure and each of us reacts differently to any medication, not everyone will suffer this side effect with each medication. Talk to your doctor there may be a solution. ...Read more
That's the stereo-: Type, but as a sex therapist, I haven't found that to be true. I've seen women with whopping-high sex drives and men with nearly zero. I don't know if generalizations are much help here. I do know that regardless of high or low sex drives, quality of sex seems to be the better indicator of happiness. ...Read more
Why do you think that mens sex drive stays the same while women over a certain age lose their sex drive?
Drive may stay but: In men performance dwindles over time. Peak years for men are late teens and through the twenties and maybe early thirties. In women their peak years are about early to mid thirties. Women vary in their interest in sex more widely than men for reasons that include past sexual history, if they have children or not and how good relationships with men are. Men lose performance mostly, women interest. ...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
Testosterone, maybe: Regardless of who lost his/her sex drive, the evaluation is similar: first evaluate your relationship. Second, consider external stressors, eg money, family, friends, work, etc. Third, consider substance use, eg tobacco, alcohol & illicit materials. Fourth, any new medications? Fifth, evaluate his/her health: depression, diabetes, high blood pressure and/or cholesterol, heart disease, low t, etc. ...Read more
If an woman married a man 14 years younger will there be a biological problem reg sex drive later to her n hw long cn both te gendrs b sexually active?
For now, fine: Things might be fine for now, but the woman will age sooner than the man. They can certainly enjoy sex as long as both want to, as dr. Chand says. Other kinds of incompatibilities could still develop, though. Think demi moore and ashton kutcher, maybe. Not all have to go that route, but it happens. Be well. ...Read more
Not met right person: Do not feel rushed or rush yourself--don't "give it away" just to do it. It is extremely likely you will find a partner in the near future, just cannot put a stopwatch on it. ...Read more
Not possible, but...: STDs don't travel through the body. Infection occurs only at exposed sites, so there's no way you can get a genital infection from such an exposure. However, your throat can be infected by some causes of urethritis, especially gonorrhea. Both you and your partner should be avoiding sex entirely, oral or otherwise, until you both have been treated for this STD. You need both testing and treatment. ...Read more
Does hepatite b or c transmites from woman to man whith unptotected sex if woman finished antiviral theraphy?
It depends: Factors include HBeAg status (i.e., duration antiviral treatment in HBeAg negative patients is not clear and may require years & years). Also, vaginal fluid viral load may be higher than blood viral load, so a negative blood viral load test finding would not tell the whole story. Was your partner vaccinated for HBV? I would recommend using condom in future unless told otherwise by your physician. ...Read more
Many factors: Women's' sexuality is linked to how they feel about themselves physically and emotionally. Many factors can affect, this such as age, menopause, weight gain and, other body changes, depression, painful intercourse, and problems in a relationship. Speak to your doctor because there are many avenues of help. ...Read more
Yes: But it can decline other times too. Also, it can be recovered as long as you're flexible about how you define it. Aspects of sex might change in ways that are definite, but many are attitudes and they can change as you do. It may be that you are in the driver's seat instead of being 'driven' by hormones. Read about adult male sexuality in books or articles. Ask a lover or a doctor for ideas. Enjoy. ...Read more
Yes, but............: In the us, only formulations of conjugated estrogen with Methyltestosterone are available. My personal studies suggest that some women will experience an atherogenic profile taking these. Doctors can have dermal gels or ointments compounded that are inexpensive and these, if monitored, can be used safely. It is important to measure pre- and post- levels in a female to see if they are needed! ...Read more
Viagra (sildenafil) for women: Unfortunately there is currently no proven benefit for women to take viagra (sildenafil) like meds. Testosterone hormone have been given to enhance some women's sex drive but it is controversial not to mention the side effects of male hormones are not usually worth the risk. Talk to your family physician or gynecologist about your specific problem as it may not need a pill. ...Read more
Must be a reason: Making 40 for a women generally isn't a reason for loss of sex drive. Just having children, economical or emotional stress, conflict in personal or family relationships, active or chronic medical problems, recent or past trauma or loss, being without a regular partner, undiagnosed mental health problems all can affect libido. Has some past sexual trauma come to light? Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
None FDA-approved: Some companies are studying testosterone for use in increasing female sex drive but fda hasn't approved this yet. However, your family doc can prescribe testosterone gel/cream to be compounded at compounding pharmacy just for you. This might work if your t is low. But if you're not in a healthy relationship, no drug will help. ...Read more
Yes: People have wildly varying sex drives. It's not normal to use sex like a drug - to avoid life problems, to "numb" oneself to what has happened in the past or what is going on currently, etc. If you are having sex responsibly (using protection, having sex with people who won't hurt you and whom you are not hurting, etc), or if you are not having sex but really want to, that's normal. ...Read more
Preferences: Sexual preferences vary with the individual, are sometimes influenced by circumstances, genetics, upbringing and other factors. It does not change the value of the person. Some people love to eat asparagus, others cannot stand it. ...Read more
Complex question!: This is a complex issue and needs to be addressed first by an md. If medical problems are ruled out, then other issues can be addressed in therapy, which may enhance your sex drive. Examples: is your sex drive low only with one partner or all partners? Do you have a history of sexual abuse you need to deal with? Do you have conflicts about your sexuality because of family values or religion? ...Read more
Yes and no: Production of testosterone does begin to taper off in mid-life which can affect sex drive. But sudden or dramatic changes in libido are more likely to be caused by other things--both physical and emotional. If a man has not had a recent physical, that can be a good place to start in ruling out possible explanations for any changes that are happening, plus discussing stressful pressures in life. ...Read more
See below: There is a gradual decline in libido in both women and men as they age, especially, after age 70. Women are more prone than men to experience what is called 'hypoactive sexual desire disorder'. Stress, fatigue, depression, changes in the brain, dissatisfaction with a relationship, lack of desire for a partner, medication side effects, and medical conditions and illnesses including low T contribute ...Read more