7 symptoms of low libido in men and 5 causes and ways to treat this
Now I do not know about you, but when it comes to things in this world that I want to do more than others, sex is up on that list around the top. And why wouldn’t it be, we are basically pre-programmed to like it and want it on a pretty regular basis. So what does it mean, or what does it say about a guy when their thing doesn’t work? The first thing you would probably think is that there just must be something wrong with you, maybe you are just not the guy you thought you were anymore, maybe this is just it for your love life as you know it. Well, generally speaking, none of that could be further from the truth.
What causes it
It is called “Low Libido” and while it is pretty embarrassing for a lot of guys to bring themselves to talk about it, it really does happen to a lot of us. It may go against the stereotype that all guys want is one thing and that’s sex but who cares what “they” think… well okay you probably do but it really does help to talk to someone especially your lover and your doctor. There are a lot of reasons why this might be happening to you and it is always a good idea to look into all of them equally to get to the truth.
So what really causes low libido? And, more importantly, is it a physical condition or is it psychological. Is the physical condition a sign of something more serious? The list can do on and on but what we are going to do is start at the basics and try to work our way up from there.
Physically speaking, I would say one of the most common reasons guys tend to not be in the mood is due to that ever so famous chemical known as testosterone. It makes us big, it makes us tough, it makes us mean, and most of all it makes us horny. So if you experience a dip in that lovely chemical then chances are your libido is going to wane with it among other things. Low testosterone can have a number of root causes ranging from the type of medication you are taking to the amount of exercise you are doing. Scientifically and as with most things, drugs and alcohol can almost always be the cause of things like this so if you know that you are an avid indulgent then it might be high time to accept that and learn to sober up.
[March 2020 – Patient opinions]
It started back when I was a junior in high school. I played high school football as a receiver and received a pretty serious concussion and brain injury. Ever since then I have been dealing with erectile dysfunction.
At the beginning, I had told no one of the symptoms because it was simply too embarrassing to bring up at the doctors in front of my family. Could you or anybody expect a young man to admit that in front of people he knows? It was also difficult to bring up to the girlfriend… impossible even. So I never became intimate with her again and she thought it was her fault. I went with that excuse and broke up with her because that was better than admitting I had a problem down there.
So there I was, hopping from girl to girl and never admitting to anyone that it was me who had the problem with intimacy, not them. It was frustrating not only because I couldn’t be intimate with girls I liked but because I could barely do anything to myself.
It wasn’t until I met my current wife, Christina, when she had joked about me having problems “down there.” I blurted out that I did. Apparently, she had dated someone who had the same problem as me and asked me if I have seen a doctor about it. I said no and she helped me see a physician.
I learned from her that it really isn’t such an uncommon and emasculating condition. There are plenty of treatments for it, ranging from medications like Viagra / Cialis in Australia to surgeries for the more extreme circumstances. I learned that doctors are very generous with their knowledge and never made me feel ashamed or embarrassed for having the condition. In fact, they seemed more than happy to help.
From my experience, I want all men to know that there is a solution to erectile dysfunction and there is no shame in seeking help and admitting you have a problem because it can be fixed. I had to try several different medications in various dosages (some combinations did nothing at all and some, well, did WAY too much!) but after a few months of getting it dialed in I was back in the bedroom better than ever before!
I was also recommended to see a psychologist in addition to the medications because it is very common in men experiencing erectile dysfunction to have significant mental barriers or blocks that will add to their problems in the bedroom. Sometimes even with a strong dosage of medication, a mental barrier will block you from performing at your best so it is a good idea to see a psychologist if you have negative feelings about your Erectile Dysfunction.
Just remember: ED is a lot more common than you’d think, and there’s a ton of resources and solutions for it out there! Now get out there and find your solution!
Back to the low testosterone thing, the first questions I would probably be asking you is just how old you are. Facts are facts, and low testosterone occurs in roughly forty percent of all men over the age of 45. It may not be the most widely accepted procedure, but if you feel like your age is causing you to be less interested in sex that you are personally okay with, you can generally go through with something known as testosterone replacement therapy. It is a well known and fairly common solution to this type of problem.
Don’t get me wrong, I would highly recommend you simply look into getting yourself to a healthier place in your life first, but i’m not ya mother, so you do what you feel you need to do after consulting with your doctor.
As far as psychological problems go, a lot of men, especially these days, are dealing with a growing list of stressful situations that they would likely rather not be dealing with. Things like depression, stress, and simply relationship problems are leading causes of why men’s libido fail in the first place.
This is probably going to seem more condescending than I ever mean it to be, but if you really are having relationship problems you may want to ask a few questions. Are you happy enough in your relationship to make it work? If so, are you willing to talk to someone about it? Basically, if you feel like your love life is worth saving, then nut up and talk to the person you love. They already don’t deserve to know why you can’t get your motor started, but leaving them out of the solution is a double whammy. Be open and honest, tell them about and pressures you are under.
You may even need to go see a couples counselor, a personal therapist, or heck you may even need to see both. Whatever you do, be confident and know that you can solve anything if you put your mind to it. So be safe out there everyone.
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