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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I am a 19-year-old male who wants to get rid of my sexual desires. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years of age, male; I would like to get rid of my sexual desires since they conflict with my usual self, my sexual desires. I had to go so far as to say it is not me when I am aroused. When I am no longer aroused, I feel sick and disgusted. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Nitin Dongre

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You can get out of your sexual desire by following methods: 1. First of all, strongly think you would get rid of these desires so your brain will gradually stop these thoughts. 2. Whenever you have this desire, just try to change your minds...  Read Full »

How do I overcome a low sex drive with erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 37 years old male and for the last few months my sex drive is getting lower and currently, it is at its lowest. Moreover, I am also suffering from erectile dysfunction as well, which has never been a problem. I am living alone for the last four months and visit my family once a mont...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Get done a blood test for serum testosterone levels both free and total, serum prolactin levels, FBS, lipid profile, TSH, early morning fasting sample is to be given.  Read Full »

I have had reduced sexual drive and erection than earlier. What do my reports signify?

Query: Hi doctor, I am around 37 years old and noticed that my sexual drive and erection have reduced than it was previously. So I consulted a doctor for the same and performed tests, including thyroid, kidney, STI, and testosterone, where my free testosterone came out high. Next, I was referred to a u...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). All are normal except total testosterone. Have you done LH-FSH (luteinizing hormone- follicular stimulating hormone)? Have you taken any testosterone medi...  Read Full »

My fiancee has low sex drive. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,My 29 year old fiancee has very less sex drive. Please suggest a remedy.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. There are many causes of a low sexual drive. Let me mention few important causes: Compatibility problems:- Compatibility problems are one of the most important factors. A couple in a happy relationship does not usually get libido-relate...  Read Full »

I have erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, and low sex drive. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Presently I have lost interest in sex. This is because I have difficulty getting and maintaining an erection. Previously my libido and sexual desire were strong, but my erection was weak. My midnight erection and early morning erection is normal, and achieving and maintaining a daytime e...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. All your investigations are normal except for a mild increase in prolactin. You have tried different drugs but are not on medication now. As you have a good nighttime erection, there is no organic cause of your problem, but it is psychologi...  Read Full »

Why does it hurt when I masturbate and do not feel sleepy afterward?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old female. I had been masturbating for the past 20 years, but now it hurts while masturbating, and I seem to have lost my sexual desires. In addition, I do not feel sleepy afterward and wake up with numb fingers the following day. Also, I do not enjoy or feel sexually a...  Read Full »


Dr. Asma Sajid Shaikh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There could be two possibilities. First, everyone has a different sex drive and sexual experience. Many people, especially women, experience changes in sex drive after 40 years, depending on their periods or how near to menopause they are...  Read Full »

I have had less interest in sex since a year. How do I manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old, and I married last year. For almost a month, I feel to have less interest in sex. Now that my wife has been in her place for 15 days. I do not have the desire to have sex, and I am not having morning wood. Yesterday and today, I did little core exercises. Today morning...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. These issues happen due to anxiety. I advise you to follow these instructions: Choose an appropriate place for sex with no disturbance. Make sure you and your partner are fully naked before sex. The room should not be very cold as ...  Read Full »

I have had low energy and sex drive for over a year. Please suggest a treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my mid-twenties. I exercise and eat healthy, have good friends, and have a good job. I am 188 cm tall and weigh 88 Kg. However, I have had low energy and sex drive for over a year, maybe more. I have been using Testogel for one month and I am not happy with the results. Therefore,...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The normal range of FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) in adults is 1.5-12.4 IU/L, and LH (luteinizing hormone) levels are 1.8-8.6 IU/L. So your FSH is low but not LH. Also, normal testosterone levels in males are 9-38 nmol/L which is well i...  Read Full »

Why is my wife not getting any vaginal discharge during intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30-years-old male, and I am married. My height is 5'6," and my weight is 80 kg. I have an issue with an erection during intercourse. I cannot stay hard and erect for more than 30 minutes. And my wife did not have any discharge even after 30 minutes of intercourse. Kindly help...  Read Full »


Dr. Sharath Kumar. C

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your wife has hyposexual desire disorder (HSDD). It is due to loss of libido. There are several causes for HSDD. Previous sexual abuse may result in avulsion to sexual activity, and some medications such as antidepressants, Paroxetine, and Fluoxetine may result in HS...  Read Full »

I do not like having sex and do not want a child. How can I overcome this?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been married for some years and do not have children yet. I feel very uncomfortable and irritated while having sex and do not like to have sex. Therefore, I do not want to have a child. In all these years of marriage, we never had proper sex, and I feel I am cheating on my husband....  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. It can be because you or your close friends or relatives have had a bad experience with sex. Sex is part of life for all living animals, including humans. It has many benefits like better bonding between husband and wife a...  Read Full »

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