Lack Of A Sex Drive? Here’s Why
Studies show one in five guys has a clinical lack of a sex drive. The good news? You can boost a low libido by avoiding a few everyday things.
By Michael Irons
You’re a guy, so you already know that most guys think about sex a lot. (Though it’s a total myth that dudes think about sex every seven seconds — that’d be about 8,000 times per day assuming you’re awake for 16 hours.) But it’s also true that some guys rarely think about sex — and rarely want it. Those guys, who have a clinical lack of a sex drive, are more common than you may think.
In fact, one in five men has a lack of a sex drive. If you suspect you’re that one in five, or if you’d just like to make sure you’re in top sexual working order, check out this list of things that can obliterate your sex drive. Then avoid those things — and while you’re at it, work to boost your sex drive too.
1. Cigarettes & Booze
Smoking cigarettes constricts blood vessels, which makes it more difficult for blood to get to your crotch when it’s called upon to do so. And while booze may lead to a greater number of sexual encounters, your chances of successfully finishing them is far lower because of what scientists refer to in technical terms as “whiskey dick.” Plus, since booze is a depressant, drinking too much too often can make you feel as though you’re suffering from …
Depression isn’t just all in your head — it can affect your entire body, including your penis. Some potential natural remedies for depression include acupuncture, yoga, meditation, and Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins B and D. You can also take a wide variety of pills to help out with depression, but it turns out you may also experience a deadened sex drive with …
3. Prescription Medication
Meds may get your depression or lumbago under control, but many have side effects — like remorseless boner killing. Antidepressants, blood-pressure medications, antihistamines, and other types of medication have been shown in studies to kill libido. Luckily, correcting the problem may be as simple as switching the dosage or changing to a different brand.
Money woes, a pile of TPS reports on your desk, the constant stress of not knowing what insanely hot woman Derek Jeter will be regularly sleeping with next. It all causes stress, which can reduce the amount of testosterone pumping through your body. So find something that relaxes you, and do it. Ironically, however, one thing that won’t relax you is having …
Considering kids are typically the result of a sex drive, they can kill it shockingly effectively. They leave you with little time to spend alone with your lady, and they exhaust you (more on that in a second). So you need to find a way to budget sex into your schedule. Experts recommend actually scheduling time to have sex.
If you’re not getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep per night, any physical activity will seem like more of a chore — including rolling around in the hay. Even worse, a lack of sleep can make your erections weaker. So hit the sack.
7. Poor Diet
If you eat little else but Skittles, Hot Pockets, and Crisco, don’t expect to feel or look great. Belly fat in particular can hinder your ability to get hard. (And no, not just because it’s in the way.) Eating a healthy, balanced diet will give you more energy, keep you lean, and improve your mood.