Men with low testosterone or hypogonadism may well have a low bio-available testosterone level resulting in a low sex drive. The male andropause (or male menopause) is a condition that can occur as early as the fortiesh decade in many men. One of the presenting symptoms is low sex drive together with tiredness, apathy, hot flushes, poor ejaculation and erectile dysfunction.
A wide range of illnesses, physical changes and medications can cause a low sex drive, including:
Sexual problems. If you have pain during sex or can't orgasm, it can reduce your desire for sex.
- Medical diseases
- Lifestyle habits
Changes in your hormone levels may alter your desire for sex. This can occur during:
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Your state of mind can affect your sexual desire. There are many psychological causes of low sex drive, including:
- Mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression
- Stress, such as financial stress or work stress
- Poor body image
- Low self-esteem
- History of physical or sexual abuse
- Previous negative sexual experiences