Causes of male low libido

Causes and Remedies

I don’t want to have sex tonight, honey; I’m medicated

Moved by her research on low male libidos, Weston wrote a blog entry entitled “Top Ten Reasons Men Don’t Want Sex.” That entry generated a great deal of traffic. Seems a lot of people were in on the secret.

The leading reason men don’t want to have sex is medication, usually SSRI-type antidepressants and antihypertensive drugs prescribed for men with high blood pressure. All of these drugs are known to have sexual side effects including low libido.

Fatigue is another oft-cited reason for a low sex drive, as is that all-encompassing nemesis, stress. But some doctors are skeptical of men who cite work-related stress as the cause of their low libido.

Mark Epstein, MD, is a psychiatrist in private practice in Manhattan and author of Open to Desire: Embracing a Lust for Life. He says that while men may indeed be preoccupied with their work, that’s usually a secondary reason for a reduced sex drive. “If there is not an illness, ” Epstein says, “the main reason for a flagging libido in men is drugs or alcohol.”

According to a New York Times story, there had been a Viagra explosion in Spain, where men take great pride in their reputed virility. The culprit? Western-style work ethics, according to Pfizer, the manufacturer of Viagra (sildenafil citrate). But Epstein points to the party-all-night culture as a more likely cause for low male libidos in that country. As one Spanish reveler confessed in the article, “After a night of hard drinking or taking Ecstasy, I take Viagra to make sure I can perform.”

So it seems that one answer to a low libido is to get your priorities straight.

Low libido remedy: Just do it

Omust often work through discrepancies in their relationship to arrive at a solution.

“I start looking at what she says she wants in terms of frequency of sex versus him, ” Weston says. “Then I start to look at the meaning they both give to being sexual together. For some people, it’s the direction they turn for feeling better about themselves, and they use sex in a self-centered way, not one that connects with the partner. Some people would take the sex even if their partner was just participating in a sort of lackadaisical kind of way. There are times when I suggest they look to see if there can be what I call ‘gift giving.’”

In Weston’s parlance, gift giving occurs when one person is not so interested in sex “but is willing to do things that are sexually stimulating for the partner to the point of orgasm.” This could be you, when your wife is interested and your mind is elsewhere, or it could be her, hoping to get you in the mood. “If they’re willing to do the gift giving and not the mercy-duty sex, ” she says, “sometimes what I call the ‘coffee syndrome’ can kick in.”

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Don't get your hopes up about the fish oil.

by Miss_Conduct

I did an on-line search of the medical literature and found one small study indicating it may be helpful in treating depression, but nothing on low libido. Most of the websites touting it for low libido are also (surprise) selling fish oil.
Medical causes of low libido in women are well documented and usually hormonal (low estrogen, low testosterone and low thyroid levels) or related to medication, chronic pain, etc. Or they can be psychological.
Since this is causing distress to both of you she needs to see her ob/gyn and specifically discuss the libido problem so that the appropriate diagnosis can be made

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