Can a man naturally have a low sex drive?

just wondering or is there usually more to it then that? Can mental health play a factor?
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  • Of course its natural that some men have lower sex drives. And of course Mental Health plays a factor in that as well. In general its in a mans nature to have a high sex drive... but that goes back to the nature vs. nurtured argument.

    A guy can be born by nature having a lower sex drive... but with the right person he can be nurtured into becoming a sex machine if given the right opportunity with the right person.

    Also a guy can be born by nature with a high sex drive... but be nurtured into repressing it due to bad experiences, trauma, low self esteem, mental, emotional health issues, or physical abuse.

    For you as the women, it really depends on all the factors as to why this guy has a low sex drive and if you believe the juice is worth the squeeze, so to speak. For me personally when I have ran into women with sex drive issues the effort rarely seems worth it to me.

    If its due to insecurities issues, previous abuse or etc... well these things rarely resolve themselves unless the person really and truly is willing to address them in a proactive and positive way. In my experience that has not happened and these type of issues just keep popping back up through out the relationship in all types of different way other than just sexually.

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  • It's possible but there are many medications out there. One solution might be Androgel. It's a topical gel with actual testosterone that gets absorbed through the skin. Does if have a lot of fatigue or seem depressed? That usually accompanies low testosterone. There are also plenty of medications that really tamp down sex drives in both men and women. If he is taking either Paxil, Prozac or any other Selective, serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These are by far and away the most common drugs prescribed for depression. If that's the case he should see what sid MD has to say about Wellbutrin wich is an SSNI (Selective norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitors. These are more likely to increase hos sex drive. If he drinks or takes opioids those will cancel his sex drive. One dink my get you in the mood but beyond that alcohol deadens physically sensitivity. A history of heavy drinking can actually make the areas where capillaries go to bring oxygenated blood. Eventually this will likely cause peripheral neuropath which is a deadening of sensation in those areas served by capillaries. Other drugs to be wary of would be a blood pressure medication meds Inderal (brand) or propranolol (gerneric). Orchestra musicians and golfers The medication is a type of medication called beta-blockers Propranolol or any beta blocker has a nickname on the pro golf tour as Endital (take off on Inderal) lowers the adrenalin and is commonly used off label for people who really need to have there hands as steady as possible. Newer beta blockers have managed to lesson that side effect some what.

    Stress can kill any psychological desire so if he has a stressful job - and works many hours- it could just be fatigue. If you would like to DM me and tell me some more facts about it, near a traumatic event, I'll try to determine what might be it from more data

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  • Absolutely, everyone's drive is different. Just because someone has a low drive doesn't automatically mean there is something wrong. It's also normal for libido to decrease with age, especially once men hit about 30, which when there hormone levels begin to decrease more rapidly. Cue the mid life crisis.

    What is not a normal is a sudden and dramatic drop in libido. That is usually an indicator that something else is going on. Stress, trauma, physical health issues, mental health issues. The brain controls everything in you body including your sexual responses. So if you are trying to find out why there has been a sudden drop in libido, start with brain.

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  • I believe there are some in the don't even know how to drive let alone sex drive there are some guys that are embarrassed of their size there are guys that just make it about them and not about her any type of guy you can think of that's what there are I think if a guy would take his time and understand who he is who the girl is what she really wants and if he makes it all about her do you have a very good relationship and a very good outcome

  • There are a large number of factors that are involved in someone's libido or sex drive. Hormone levels, mental health, environment, culture, religion, etc.

  • Yes, sane as women. And yes, mental health can play a factor.

  • Of course, I am living proof.

  • I think men can have a lower sex drive at some point. My cousin married as a virgin TO A VIRGIN, guy, and their sex life was a disaster, forever. She REALLY likes sex and he is ho-hum about and I think part is physical since he is diabetic and is on insulin and has been his whole life. (type I diabetes) That probably effected his sex drive a lot.

  • Yes
    First off testosterone plays a huge role

    Low testosterone = low sex drive
    high testosterone = high sex drive

    Another thing is mental illness
    If someone is depressed their sex drive will be effected
    Men might also have a low sex drive because a medical condition (I think)

  • yes, a lot can depend on stress, work, being tired, drinking...
    sometimes you can be just not interested, other times just about anything can make you ready to go.
    it's just mother nature messing with us

  • I have heard of this.

  • Yes and often stress has a lot to do with it.

  • Yeah I’m sure, much of the time it’s probably tied to a health issue like low testosterone though, which is almost dangerously common.

  • It's possible

  • different types of stress can have an effect on a males sex drive. but it's also possible he has no strong interest in sex due to other reasons.

  • Different people have different sex drives that are influenced by a shitload of factors like general health, environment, what they eat/do, who they interact with, their psychology from how they’ve developed mentally. Loads of factors

  • Yes I am a man and I promise we can.

    All men talk the talk, but walking the walk is harder.

    I've found its mainly down to self esteem.

  • It's possible

  • Surely possible. Yes mental health can effect it, some medicines also can

  • Absolutely. I have been in shape and out of shape several times.

    Sex drive at 50 went through the roof when I was in shape enough to run a 6 minute mile and was exercising 5 hrs a day, could run marathons, or beat my personal best in the machines.

    Don't aways have that luxury. Sickness. Work worries. Many other factors are part of this. It is true of us all. We are not always at our best. It affects male drive.

    How much self pleasuring he does will also really affect drive.

    High porn use you would think would increase sex drive, but studies say the opposite. Jordan Peterson is very good on this topic. He is a famous psychologist from Canada.

  • It's mostly age in my experience I notice my sex drive has slow down a little as I get older but in some cases mental health can cause problems. He might be desensitized of sex or sex positions.

  • Yes, that can and does happen, and mental health can definitely play a part.

  • Yes. I know a few

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