Low Sex Drive for Men

Low sex drive is a serious concern, linked to a range of under-diagnosed sexual desire disorders, including:

Low Sex Drive for Men
  • Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD)
  • Sexual Aversion Disorder (SAD)

This is extremely common in men, but it’s also something few want to discuss. Many men feel that their “virility” is closely tied to their manhood and if they no longer have a desire to have sex, there must be a problem with them and their masculinity.

There’s a common idea that real men “want it” all the time, however it turns out that there may be many underlying reasons as to why a man may have a decreased desire to have sex. NovaGenix has helped hundreds of patients suffering from sexual dysfunction with great results.

What Causes Low Sex Drive in Men?

Decreased libido can be rooted in a physical or psychological issue. Often, it's a mix of both.

Some of the physical issues that may cause a low libido in men include:

  • Having sub optimal testosterone levels
  • Taking certain prescription medications
  • Going to the gym either too little or too much
  • Drug or alcohol use

Some of the psychological issues include:

  • Depression
  • High Stress
  • Relationship Difficulties

Guy with zero interest in sex often have low testosterone. If you think you might have low T and want to get tested for it, you can rest easy knowing that the diagnosis process is simple.

How Is Low Sex Drive Treated in Men?

It’s usually not just one issue that causes low libido for men. Given the variety of potential causes, treatments may vary but can include:

Healthier Lifestyle Choices

The following can help you improve your libido:

  • Improved diet
  • Regular exercise, including strength training
  • Stress reduction
  • Sleep

Alcohol, cigarettes, and illegal drugs can all have a negative impact on your libido. You should also talk to your doctor about changing any medications that may be contributing to the issue.


TRT is a common and effective solution to low libido. It can help:

  • Burn fat
  • Build muscle
  • Increase sexual desire
  • Improve sexual performance

This creates a cascading effect on both men and their partners as the man is more confident and their partner becomes more aroused by them. This leads to sex becoming more frequent and enjoyable as a result.

You’ll want to speak with an experienced, licensed physician to undergo treatment.


Medication can help if depression is lowering your sex drive, but many antidepressants actually reduce libido further, so it’s important to discuss all medications you take with the doctor to help determine potential causes and solutions for your situation.

Low libido could also indicate the need for a man to have a closer connection with their partner. It often helps to talk through these difficult issues with a licensed and experienced therapist. Some men start therapy alone but eventually decide to bring their partner. Being able to share their experiences and desires is an important part of moving forward with treatment.

Work on Your Relationship

Having better sex might increase a person’s desire to have sex, helping to increase their libido. In most cases, a man can improve their sexual relationship by taking extra time to improve their love making.

This could mean:

  • More caressing and touching.
  • More kissing.
  • Experimenting with sex toys.
  • Engaging in new positions.
  • Trying oral sex.

There are many things that men can do to improve their relationships outside the bedroom as well:

  • Plan special romantic date nights.
  • Work on open communication.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Do things for yourself, like exercising regularly and taking time out for hobbies and friends.
  • Have a healthy well-balanced diet.

Meeting with a counselor is a great way to learn techniques that may help rekindle your romantic interest in one another.

It’s also useful to take into account your partner’s needs. If you’re in a relationship with a woman, she may have her own reasons for low libido.

For women, foreplay is an extremely important part of sex and determining factor in their overall sexual satisfaction. Based on studies performed in 2017, very few women can climax without external touching and foreplay. In fact, only around 18% of females can reach orgasm from just having intercourse, whereas 33.6% of women reported that stimulating the clitoris is needed in order for them to reach orgasm.

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Blood Work Request Form

This subsequent lab panel is necessary for males undergoing Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) through NovaGenix Health and Wellness. It allows physicians to assess the patient's response to prescribed medications, covering sex hormone levels, thyroid function, adrenal health, hematocrit, and liver and kidney function. The panel includes tests such as:

  • Complete Blood Count
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
  • Testosterone (Free and Total)
  • Estradiol Sensitive
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
  • Prostate Specific Antigen

Each test serves a specific purpose in monitoring overall health and treatment effectiveness. When required, Dr Mackey may require LH and FSH (Luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone) SHBG (Sex hormone binding globulin) or any other tests which may be important for your health and optimizing your hormones.

The Comprehensive Hormone and Wellness Panel for Women offers a foundational assessment of sex hormones, thyroid function, adrenal health, metabolic activity, and overall well-being. This panel serves as a diagnostic tool for identifying testosterone and estrogen deficiencies, assessing health risks, and detecting potential thyroid issues before considering hormone replacement therapy. Additionally, it includes insights into hematocrit (red blood cell volume), as well as liver and kidney function. The panel encompasses various tests such as:

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Complete Metabolic Panel
  • Testosterone (free and total)
  • Estradiol
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • Progesterone

When indicated, Dr. Mackey may require additional tests such as Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), and IGF-1 and Cortisol.

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