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How Does Aging Affect the Male Libido?

Learn the effect aging has on the male libido from sex therapist Dr. Megan Fleming in this Howcast video about the psychology of sex.


If you’re a man looking at this video and you’ve all of a sudden began to feel like, where did my libido go? I used to remember feeling desirous, wanting sex all the time, having sexy thoughts, seeing someone on the street and spontaneously getting aroused and noticing that no longer seems to be happening for you. You may or may not be noticing changes in morning erections or any difference of quality of arousal erection but just beginning to be aware that you’re no longer feeling that drive is often very unsettling, in fact disturbing for some men and the part I want to say is that, it’s normal. There could be a lot going on in your life right now, it could be endocrine, meaning that there are some testosterone changes and I certainly would have you get that evaluated by seeing your doctor, and it’s also true that you might be under a lot of stress and having a lot of responsibility, that there really just isn’t a lot of time in your life for sexual thoughts or sexual play. In fact, if you're like a lot of men who end up having low libido, it feels like you’re constantly running and doing and your life is just overextended and those really are not conditions that are going to enhance your sense of sexual wanting. So, take a step back and just wonder, when did this start to change and is it recent onset, is it specific to what you’re feeling or not feeling with your partner, but that, ultimately, if it feels like, global both with your partner and no interest in masturbation, I think going to the doctor for full assessment would be the next step.

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