Why is my Sexual Desire Decreasing with Age?

Do you feel like you're losing interest in the bedroom or like you can't get stimulated enough? Don't worry; it's a common problem that affects almost 20% of men. A loss of libido can lower your sexual desire. As men age, they may lose the desire to become intimate, but it's a problem that can be fixed.

Why you might lose your libido?

When men lose their libido, they might even realize it. They stop having sex as much and either feel fine with it because like 23% of men they are enjoying an active life, or they feel insecure because they feel like it threatens their masculinity. They think, "What's wrong with me?"

Erectile dysfunction and other medical conditions

There are a few things that can lead to loss of libido and these can include diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers and thyroid conditions. It can also be in rare cases, erectile dysfunction, (ED) or impotence. If it is ED, you can ask your doctor for a vasodilator which will increase the flow of blood to your penis. These can include drugs like Cialis, Viagra and Levitra. While ED affects about 30% of men age 60 or older, if you're still having sex, just not as frequently, the underlying cause can be something closer to home – and easier to address…

Life stress and financial hardships

A way to tell if you have a lower libido is to think about how often you have sex. If you say it's been several months to a year, then it can definitely a libido issue. If its just infrequent sex that bothers you, you may want to ask yourself if you're preoccupied or worried about something. Problems at work or financial struggles can make a man preoccupied. If a man feels like he can no longer provide for his family, this can lead to feelings of withdrawal sexually.


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A new baby or weight gain

There are other changes that can lead to a decreased sex drive and these can include if you've lost interest in your partner. Is there a new baby that's taking up all of their time or did your spouse put on a lot of weight and you just don't feel attracted to them any longer? Or did you put on weight and now you feel less attractive?

Sometimes as men get older, they may feel less sexual and that's normal. When you age, your libido slows down. As you don't want to lose your sexual desire entirely, consider talking to your doctor who can explore with you further what the underlying cause is and how best to treat it.


About the Author: Mark Delano is the Managing Editor and handles all day to day operations for HealthyMale.com. He is a personal fitness trainer, nutritionist and avid mountain biker who also enjoys exploring the trails of Arizona. Besides his everyday duties at HealthyMale, Mark is also a guest columnist for several blogs related to men's health.

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