How To Increase Sexual Desire
Men can learn how to increase sexual desire when it seems to have faded. Sexual desire can be reduced because of illness, depression, losing a job, stress, or death of a loved one. When men lose their sexual desire, they may feel like less of a man, but it can happen to any man at one time or another. Get your sex life back on track with the following tips.
What you need to increase sexual desire:
- Courage to talk with your partner
- Ability to talk with your doctor
- Willingness to see a therapist, if needed
- Readiness to change your lifestyle
- Because there is no "one" treatment to cure loss of interest in sex, it is best to start with talking to your spouse or significant other about the feelings you are having. Often times just talking about the problem will help increase sexual desire. This happens because the load is lifted off of your chest when someone else shares it. After talking, you may realize that your lack of interest may be because of stress at work, a recent death, or any big changes in your life.
- Talking with your doctor can help increase your sexual desire. Your doctor may ask you to explain symptoms and how you feel. This is because the lack of interest in sex may be due to hormonal changes that can be helped with medication. Low testosterone levels can cause decreased desire. Some medications that you may currently be taking can also cause lack of sexual desire, and if your doctor is aware that this side effect is taking place, he can change medications. For example, nitric oxide is needed to attain an erection, so lack of this can cause decreased libido.
- If your doctor cannot find the root of your problem, he may refer you to a sex therapist or recommend a psychological evaluation. Don't be intimidated, this isn't because your doctor thinks you are crazy. Sex is a normal part of life and is a need that has to be satisfied. To find out what is causing the decreased sexual desire, a sex therapist may ask you questions about how you feel when it comes time for sexual encounters. A psychologist may be able to find other underlying issues such as depression, stress, issues from childhood, or relationship problems.
- All of these steps are sometimes needed to rule out a physical problem. Some physical ailments can cause lack of sexual desire. Poor blood circulation has been linked to decreased libido. Drug and alcohol addictions also cause less sexual desire. If you are overweight, often times losing a few pounds will increase your feelings of self-worth and increase your sexual desire.
- There are many prescription medications and over the counter supplements that promise to increase sexual desire. Although some medications, like Viagra, are very popular, they should not be taken unless all other options have been used. This is because most drugs come with the risk of unwanted side effects.