Low Libido in Men
First off let us dispel the myth that a low libido in men or a loss of sex drive is a sure sign of erectile dysfunction, it maybe, but in many cases, it is not. However, unless the situation is addressed it is likely to become a self-fulfilling prophesy. Unfortunately, men are only too keen to ignore these conditions but loss of libido is not terminal and there are plenty of ways to improve the condition.
Second myth, guys achieve their sexual peek in late teens. Untrue a survey by sex toy company Lovehoney concluded that the majority of men achieved the “best sex” of their lives in their early thirties and women in their mid-twenties. However, it is fair to say that from late teens onward there is a gradual lowering of libido in males and that by age 60 or in some cases later, there will be a significant difference in the level of sex drive when compared with those younger years.
Low Libido has multiple factors
Low libido in men that interferes with sexual activity can be caused by a single factor but is more likely to be related to multiple factors and often associated with low testosterone, medications, depression, chronic illness, and stress.
Low testosterone levels are mostly associated with older men but not exclusively as it can, and does affect younger men. It is possible to treat the condition with testosterone replacement therapy but that is not without potential side effects including blood clots and strokes with those with underlying cardiovascular disorders.
Medications are also a common cause of lowered libido in men with the most common culprits being beta-blockers, statins and anti-depressants. It is considered that even over the counter drugs when taken over long periods of time can have similar effects.
Depression and anxiety is one of the major reasons for lack of sex drive and it is well proven that the anti-depressants used to treat those conditions can make an already challenging situation worse creating a downward spiral.
Chronic illness, particularly if there is pain or debilitating fatigue, is very likely to take a toll on your appetite for sex both physically and emotionally. This may create a two-pronged problem with depression and a physical interference with the functions of the male sex drive or impair libido.
Stress in life
Stress is one of the greatest passion killers by triggering the production of cortisol which will constrict blood flow and so contribute to ED. Stress is also a major cause of insomnia leading to a loss of interest in sex.
The final myth to debunk is that libido is like eye colour and cannot be changed. This is a total nonsense that needs to be positively addressed. Changes in lifestyle can and do play a major part in correcting many of these conditions that lead to low sex drive. Smoking, alcohol and obesity being the main areas that can be more easily tackled. It is also important to find a mechanism to reduce stress levels, get enough sleep, plan a healthy balanced diet and include Manbuild to get mind and body back on track for a libido boosting bonus.