Low Sexual Drive

A low sex drive can interfere with sexual activity and cause problems in relationships. It can be caused due to low sex hormones production, a side effect of some medicines (statins, beta blockers, antipsychotics), depression, stress, sleep deprivation, smoking, alcoholism, and chronic illness like cancer, fibromyalgia, and arthritis.

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Is it normal to enjoy masturbation more than being with your partner?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20-year-old female with average health. I am afraid to ask about sex with my doctor. I am not sexually active but when I am with my partner, I do not feel anything during intercourse. During foreplay, I feel something. While masturbation, I am perfectly fine and I feel amazing. I ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Aamir Muhamed

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Feeling satisfied during intercourse depends on various factors such as sexual desire with spontaneous sexual interest including sexual thoughts, erotic fantasies and daydreams, psychological issues, and relationship issues. During masturbation, you are aware of the...  Read Full »

Why am I unable to achieve sexual satisfaction even after vaginismus treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, We are not able to do the sex till two months after marriage. I have contacted the doctor. She recommended me the physiotherapy for vaginismus and the treatment took two years and eventually finished before six months. I met a gynecologist and she prescribed me Xylocaine, Etizola and Ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A lot of factors determine the enjoyment in sex. Vaginismus is also related to psychological factors. You have just started feeling that you are not enjoying sex. This feeling could occur due to hormonal factors and so, I would recommend you to get serum estrogen, progest...  Read Full »

I have a low sex drive with reduced energy in my body. Please suggest a treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I am suffering from low sex drive. I usually get the early ejection, but will have two or three sessions of sex in a single night. Nowadays, it takes at least 12 hours for next erection. I feel low energy level throughout the day. Most of the time, I feel myself i...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports attached by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Though your total testosterone is 278, I feel it is little on the lower side. Actually, testosterone level of less than 300 is considered less. Also, I think one time sex in the n...  Read Full »

Is my erectile dysfunction due to stress or masturbation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old male. I have been masturbating while watching porn for a year now. Now I am experiencing erectile dysfunction. Also, the stiffness of the penis is not the same as before (maybe because I am not getting aroused as easily as before) but after stroking, I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashanth

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and the confusion in your mind. In the edit, you have mentioned that your erection is back and that is good to know and the current concern as you have mentioned is sex drive. My explanation to you is as follows: Watching porn and mas...  Read Full »

Why do I have a problem with my sex life after my treatment for UTI?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old male, with normal blood sugar, blood pressure and borderline LDL. For the last ten years I had taken treatment for UTI three times, with approximately three years interval. This is my past history. Now I have problem in my sex life. For the last six months I lost ...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks very much for consulting us. Erection can be related to something we call metabolic syndrome. If you have hyperlipidemia, it means your lipids are high in the blood, or you are overweight slightly as your height is 173 cm, and weight is 82 kg, which is suppose t...  Read Full »

I procrastinate a lot. Is it psychological? Can it be rectified?

Query: Dear doctor,I am 34 years old and am married with two kids, the youngest of the two is 5 months. I have three queries.I procrastinate a lot. Is it psychological? Can it be rectified?I have low self-esteem. Things which happened in my past keep coming to my mind and it hurts me. My mum has told me th...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. 1 & 2. A lot of individuals have the habit of procrastinating. If there are no other associated symptoms, we cannot label this as psychological. You have mentioned that you have low self-esteem and you think a lot about past. Somet...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest solution to help my low sexual desire and discomfort during sex.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bit of a problem with my sexual desire. I have been on birth control for almost four and a half years and had an operation to remove my fallopian tube before seven months. I have a partner for five years now, and we are happy, but I just do not get turned on by anything, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Decrease in sexual desires among women is not very uncommon. So you do not need to excessively worry about it. Causes of decreased sexual interest can be 1. Medical diseases affecting sex drive are arthritis, diabetes, high BP, and neurological diseases. 2. Medica...  Read Full »

How to make my sex life happy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. My height is 190 cm and weight is 130 kg. I have a relationship for about five years now and we are married for the last four years. We have a boy, who is 2.5 years old. I am an architect. My wife is 29 years old and she is an interior architect. But, she is not workin...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query thoroughly, but still not getting the exact problem. Please explain me your exact issue. I wonder whether your problem is that you like to have sex in the morning or low sexual desire or semen comes out early (premature ejaculation) or something el...  Read Full »

I have erectile dysfunction and low libido. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing with erectile dysfunction from the past couple of weeks and low libido, decrease in sexual desire. Before that, everything worked fine. I have performance pressure.  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please elaborate on what kind of issues you are facing? Do you have any ongoing stress? Any history of hypertension or diabetes? Any medicines you started recently? How the problem developed?  Read Full »

How to regain sex drive?

Query: Hi doctor, My boyfriend and I have been together for 11 months. The honeymoon phase did not last long and on the end anyway. I noticed that within two to three months our sex life really slowed down. At first it did not bother me because he is more of a passive or shy personality. So, I thought I wo...  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having sex in a long-term relationship is a sign of commitment. For some, sex might not be the only way to show the love. The very fact that he is affectionate to you shows that he loves you. Sexual phase is not the same every time. It is like a see-saw. I advise you to...  Read Full »

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