Cortisol and Low Libido: Causes & Effects
Low libido is one of the most common sexual problems among men. Many men suffer from it, but some don’t experience any problem at all.
Some have no complaints whatsoever, while others are bothered by it a lot.
But what exactly causes low libido? What do we need to do to get rid of this problem? And why does it happen in the first place?
These questions will be answered here!
The other reason could be due to low levels of DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone). This hormone helps in increasing the production of luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone.
These hormones stimulate the testicles to produce testosterone which in turn increases your sexual desire. However, if you’re lacking in this crucial nutrient, then it’s going to affect your ability to attain an erection.
It’s also possible that you might suffer from low serotonin levels. This chemical is responsible for elevating your mood and enhancing your overall mood.
When you have low serotonin, it can lead to a suppressed libido. Fortunately, this condition is very easy to treat. Most people can solve this problem by taking a tryptophan supplement in addition to having a healthy diet.
You can also take Damiana Leaf, maca root, horny goat weed, tribulus terrestris, and L-Arginine in order to increase your sexual desire. These supplements can help increase your testosterone levels.
The best part is that they’re all natural so you don’t have to worry about any harmful side effects whatsoever.
If you happen to suffer from depression or anxiety, then that could also be a reason why you don’t feel like having sexual activity. If this is the case, then you should try to get it treated right away.
Most depression and anxiety sufferers are able to get their symptoms under control within a few weeks.
How Can You Increase Your Libido?
There are many different things that you can do in order to get your libido back on track. The first thing that you should do is stop watching pornographic material. In fact, just stop watching sexually explicit content in general. When you’re with an actual woman, it’s hard to live up to that expectation since no real women can move like that.
Also, a lot of pornographic material tends to feature group activities or acts that are illegal such as incest. Since you spend so much time watching this content, it makes it harder for you to become aroused by “normal” sexual activity.
You should also spend more time around beautiful women. Again, this isn’t a surefire solution but it certainly can’t hurt.
If you see more women that are considered to be attractive, then it should increase your arousal levels.
It’s also possible that you might be able to rekindle the spark with your current girlfriend or wife. If this is the case then you should work on trying to fix your relationship.
The next possibility is that you might be suffering from depression or anxiety which are both very common issues among men. If this is the case, then you’ll need to consult a physician in order to get your issues treated right away.
Lastly, if none of the above options seem to help then you may have a medical condition that’s causing you to lose the desire to have sexual activity. If this is the case, then you’ll need to see your doctor immediately in order to get treatment.
Your doctor may find that you have a low level of testosterone which can easily be treated with a bit of hormone replacement therapy. There’s really no point in worrying too much since there are solutions for everything and you shouldn’t feel embarrassed about any of this.
So, if you’re one of the few men out there that are suffering from this condition then remember that you’re definitely not alone and there are many different ways to get your condition treated. Also, try to avoid watching pornographic material since that will just make your issues worse.
You can always find free videos on the internet if you need some visual stimulation to get yourself going.
If you’ve been struggling with any of the issues mentioned in this article then I strongly encourage you to seek professional help. There’s no reason to suffer in silence.
-The Libido King
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Sources & references used in this article:
How an Increase in Cortisol Can Affect Your Libido by A Larsen – breakingmuscle.com
Symptoms at the menopausal and premenopausal years: their relationship with insulin, glucose, cortisol, FSH, prolactin, obesity and attitudes towards sexuality by R Huerta, A Mena, JM Malacara, JD de León – Psychoneuroendocrinology, 1995 – Elsevier
Plasticity in brain sexuality is revealed by the rapid actions of steroid hormones by L Remage-Healey, AH Bass – Journal of Neuroscience, 2007 – Soc Neuroscience
Increased cortisol level: a possible link between climacteric symptoms and cardiovascular risk factors by A Cagnacci, M Cannoletta, S Caretto, R Zanin… – Menopause, 2011 – journals.lww.com