Why Do Men Lose Their Sex Drive?

There is no single answer to the question, “Why do men lose their sex drive?” There are a lot of factors that could be affecting you or your partner’s ability to want to have sex. It’s important to know that most of these issues can be resolved and you can get your sex drive back.

Hormonal imbalance

A recent study found that low testosterone levels were linked with sexual dysfunction in men and concluded that this might explain why some men experience erectile dysfunction without any underlying medical condition or disease being present. If you eat an unbalanced diet or don’t exercise, there’s a higher chance you will end up with an imbalance in your hormones. The good news is, there are naturally ways to get this balance back and get your testosterone levels back to a normal range. 


Depression is a common problem that affects men and women alike and it can be a factor in low libido. It’s important to note that depression medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can lead to decreased interest in sex. If you are taking an SSRI, discuss this with your doctor so he or she can adjust the dosage if necessary.

It’s also worth pointing out that depression and low libido can be intercorrelated. Depression may cause low sex drive; alternatively, a decrease in sexual interest could contribute towards worsening moods due to disappointment resulting from an inability to fulfill basic needs like having sex. Additionally, depression and loss of sex drive can have the same underlying issues such as nutritional deficiencies or a hormonal imbalance. Addressing the underlying issues can help alleviate both problems.


Relationship troubles

Problems in your relationship can affect your sex drive. Relationships are not just about sex; they’re also about love and affection. A lack of intimacy and connection between a couple will negatively affect the sexual aspects. If you feel like there’s no intimacy or affection between the two of you, it might be beneficial to seek help from a professional therapist. There may be underlying issues that need to be addressed before working on improving your sexual relationship.



In addition to work-related issues like deadlines and meetings, relationships with family members or a significant other can also play a role in stress levels. Studies have shown that men who are stressed out have a lower sex drive than those who aren’t stressed—and they’re more likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED).


Weight gain and poor body image

Body image is a complex issue, and it’s just as important for men to be aware of their body weight and shape as it is for women. For many men, being overweight or obese can cause them to feel self-conscious about their appearance. In addition, high cholesterol and blood pressure levels have been shown to decrease libido in men. Weight gain can also be associated with an increase in estrogen and a decrease in testosterone which have an impact on libido.



If you’re experiencing a loss of libido or erectile dysfunction, it’s important to talk with your doctor to see if any drugs you’re taking could be the culprit. Drugs that may cause low libido include beta-blockers such as propranolol, antidepressants like fluoxetine (Prozac), and some herbal supplements such as St. John’s wort.

Men who are struggling with low sex drive need to take a holistic approach to see positive changes. It is important to manage your stress, get enough sleep and exercise, and eat healthy foods. You can also speak to a healthcare practitioner who can run tests and find out what is the underlying issue behind your low libido. The solution may be a lot easier than you think.

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