Q. What causes low sexual drive?

Answered by
Dr. Purushottam Sah
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 06, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am 32, male. There is a huge problem regarding my sex drive. I do not have till now found the root cause of low sex drive but I feel it is due to masturbation and porn. I used to masturbate from 15 years of age but from the last six months, I am watching porn like daily and masturbating once in 2 or 3 days. I usually masturbate by rubbing hard on bed. I am confused that whether my low drive is related to stress or excess masturbation or porn or some other hormonal imbalance. I am going to get married and that is why I am worried. I tried safe sex with a sex worker previous month but not enjoyed at all because of low sex drive. Could you tell me the reason and remedies for the same?



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Masturbation is normal. It does not cause physical problems or sexual problems. Also, do not give any importance to the advertisement that mentions that masturbation cause health problems or destroys life, and masturbation does not require any treatment. Your problem can be due to stress, anxiety or due to a physical cause. For physical cause, you need to do blood tests Hb, TC, DC, fasting sugar, prolactin, TSH, testosterone. Please upload the reports. Depending on the reports, treatment can be decided.

Thank you doctor,

Is pornography responsible for low libido?



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Pornography is not responsible but if you compare yourself with the pornography performance then you may develop a complex which may affect your libido. Remember, whatever you see in pornography is several takes joined together and the penis is also injected with drugs.

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