Low sex drive (Low libido) | Healthy Male

Low sex drive (Low libido) | Healthy Male


Low sex drive is the term used
to describe a lack of interest in sex. Sexual desire or sex drive
happens because of a combination of biological, personal and relationship factors. Sexual desire is different for each person and can change over time depending
on what’s happening in a person’s life. Some people aren’t concerned
about having low sex drive. However, if you lose interest
in sex for no apparent reason and it worries you, talking to a doctor can be helpful. Low sex drive can be caused by
short-term or long-term conditions. Particularly depression and low testosterone levels. It’s often difficult to understand
how much of your sex drive is affected by physical or psychological factors. Especially if you have chronic illness,
chronic pain, fatigue or body image problems. Prescription medicines, such as
antidepressants and blood pressure medicines, as well as frequent alcohol or marijuana use, can lower your feelings of sexual desire. Other factors that can affect sex drive include stress or tiredness from work, too little
or too much exercise and feelings of dissatisfaction with the relationship. If you lose interest in sex for no obvious reason, a doctor can do a variety of checks and
tests to try and find the cause. Counselling can also be helpful for
finding out whether there are psychological or relationship issues that
could be affecting your interest in sex. If you’re worried about low sex drive, the best thing you can do is to see your doctor. To learn more about this and other
men’s reproductive and sexual health issues go to healthymale.org.au or speak to your doctor.

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