28 Feb What Does Normal Sex Drive Mean?
Your partner seems to always be in the mood for sex but you, on the other hand, are not excited about it or you just do not have a general drive for doing the deed.
One of the most common questions that I get asked about is how to gauge one’s sex drive or, in other words, what does normal sex drive mean?
The reason why male enhancement pills have become quite common in the market today is due to the fact that some people may have a generally lower sex drive than others. So it just makes sense why people are asking the question I said earlier. Well, we will explore that in this article.
Establish Your Baseline
To be honest, libido gets affected in so many ways and some people may experience its effects while some others may be unaffected by it. In other words, it is a unique thing; others might generally have higher libidos while others may be much tamer.
That being said, according to Dr. Ian Kerner, a renowned sex therapist, he said that for one to truly gauge their sex drives, they must first establish their baseline.
This has to be done while you are relatively young (in your 20s), but it can still be done when you are older (though, you may have to recount your sexcapades back then).
Anyway, if you were generally sexually active in your heyday, for example, you constantly think about having sex at least once a day, then that is your baseline. How much do you crave for sex nowadays? If the urge of doing the deed is somehow diminished or you are not thinking about it as often as you used to, then something has definitely changed in you.
What Leads to Lower Sex Drives?
A decrease in libido cannot be answered in a word or a statement as there are a lot of possible conditions that could potentially affect it.
When you talk to your general physician, they will run you through a series of tests to find out if your lowered sex drive is a result of an underlying medical condition.
There are certain health conditions that can affect your libido, including (but not limited to) obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, psychological problems like depression or anxiety, among many others.
Lower sex drives could also be a side effect of some of the medicines that you take, though you may have to confer with your doctor if this is the case.
Changes in hormone levels could also negatively or positively impact your libido. Testosterone deficiency in men, for instance, can lead to a decreased desire in love-making.
How to Get Your Game Back On?
Lower libido may not be as huge of a concern than having cancer, for example, but if you are severely affected by this, then you can make certain life changes as a DIY measure.
Making positive lifestyle changes such as eating a balanced diet, as well as getting a move on a couple of days in a week, are things that you can do to somehow fix the problem.
However, in situations where positive lifestyle choices cannot solve the problem, go seek your doctor.