Low libido in young men

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    Nov 03, 2016 11:06 PM GMT
    So over the last year or so I've been having problems with libido. Basically I'll go through periods that range from several days to even one or two weeks where I have exactly no libido - I won't even be able to get hard without heaps of porn and stimulation. Then all of a sudden I'll get into this mood where I'm the complete opposite and find I can maintain an erection no problem. I'll even get comments from guys when they're surprised I've manged to stay hard so easily for so long when we get intimate.

    I'm pretty confused about this. I'm only 22 and I'd love to be able to maintain a healthy balanced sex drive. It became a real problem in my last relationship. Has anyone experienced any problems like this before? If so do they have any recommendations? I'm seeing a doctor about this soon but would like to hear from other guys too.
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    Nov 04, 2016 12:44 PM GMT
    Keep your appt with the Dr.
  • Destinharbor

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    Nov 04, 2016 3:36 PM GMT
    That's not all that unusual. Some guys are a bit more roller-coaster in their sex drive than others. Stress, diet and exercise all play a role, but genetics do, too. I have found my sex drive is seriously up and constant if I'm hitting the gym every day and doing the work. A double win! If you have good energy most of the time I wouldn't worry about it. If you don't, examine diet and exercise. I know you don't want to hear it, but a lot of habits we can get away with start to hurt once we finish growing, about your age. Even at 22, your body is slowing down and a heavy meal will slow your metabolism or a hard drinking night will kill your body the next day. But if none of that is an issue, the visit to a doc would be worth it. Still, can't hurt to start thinking about a sustainable adult regimen of clean diet and exercise.
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    Nov 04, 2016 10:32 PM GMT
    All the trending trainer vids say it's too much porn and masturbation and chemicals. Try to abstain for two weeks and add heavy squats to your regimen and don't drink or eat anything stored in plastic.
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    Nov 15, 2016 12:09 PM GMT
    MaleElement saidAll the trending trainer vids say it's too much porn and masturbation and chemicals. Try to abstain for two weeks and add heavy squats to your regimen and don't drink or eat anything stored in plastic.

    None of this makes sense, but Trump has made dumb people empowered to share crazy theories on just about everything.
  • Destinharbor

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    Nov 15, 2016 4:38 PM GMT
    smartmoney said
    MaleElement saidAll the trending trainer vids say it's too much porn and masturbation and chemicals. Try to abstain for two weeks and add heavy squats to your regimen and don't drink or eat anything stored in plastic.

    None of this makes sense, but Trump has made dumb people empowered to share crazy theories on just about everything.

    I basically agree with you but the aspect of chemicals very well might be true, including plastic. We can't completely avoid all the chemicals but I do believe they're impacting our bodies and not in a good way. That said, I have no idea what all that stuff is in my pre-workout drink. lol
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    Nov 16, 2016 1:34 AM GMT
    I've also read theories that a reason for a modern drop in testosterone in males, and therefore a drop in libido, ie sex drive, is tight underwear! Surely you've read it yourself. (And I didn't call you Shirley)

    Tight briefs raises testicle temperature, which in turn lowers sperm and possibly testosterone production. Human males, like most other terrestrial mammals, were evolved to have balls that hang free in the air.

    And generations ago men's clothing was a lot more loose and cool in the groin area than today. Tight briefs are a product of modern latex and spandex, which didn't exist before the 20th Century, allowing changes in fashion trends.

    So there are a lot of suspects, not just plastic containers. Is one the true culprit? Or is it a cumulative effect of all these things? I dunno.

    And no one else really does, either. I'd sure like to know the answer to it, but I don't think our science allows it yet.

    In the meantime, I'll be wearing a kilt sans underwear a good part of my upcoming week in Key West, starting Thursday. If I'm wearing any clothes at all. icon_biggrin.gif
  • tonyatl

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    Feb 25, 2018 1:56 AM GMT
    MaleElement saidAll the trending trainer vids say it's too much porn and masturbation and chemicals. Try to abstain for two weeks and add heavy squats to your regimen and don't drink or eat anything stored in plastic.


    contrary to some peanut gallery comments, there is research to substantiate everything you say. while I am not certain about the repeatability of the porn and masturbation theories, I read of one study where that claim was tested and substantiated in part. more work in this area is required to make much of it. the plastics theory is a much stronger argument as plastics trigger or inject large production of female hormones which are injurious to healthy male sex function. when the ratio of estrogen to testosterone, for example, is high in favor of the former, testosterone loses its potency so to speak - although the pathway is more complex than my wording suggests.

    this plastics problem inordinately affects the younger generations as plastics usage exploded in the 1980s and beyond. other studies on this site point to drop in male fertility, again owing - according to my readings - to elevated estrogen ,estradiol, etc, some of which also comes from chemicals given to food animals. there are lots of environmental factors related to dysfunctional male performance.

    yet having said that, lifestyle, physiological, and psychological factors must be considered as well.
  • barefootlover

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    Feb 25, 2018 5:24 AM GMT
    Swerve19 saidSo over the last year or so I've been having problems with libido. Basically I'll go through periods that range from several days to even one or two weeks where I have exactly no libido - I won't even be able to get hard without heaps of porn and stimulation. Then all of a sudden I'll get into this mood where I'm the complete opposite and find I can maintain an erection no problem. I'll even get comments from guys when they're surprised I've manged to stay hard so easily for so long when we get intimate.

    I'm pretty confused about this. I'm only 22 and I'd love to be able to maintain a healthy balanced sex drive. It became a real problem in my last relationship. Has anyone experienced any problems like this before? If so do they have any recommendations? I'm seeing a doctor about this soon but would like to hear from other guys too.


    You need to go naked more outdoors. Seriously! The fresh air will do your genitals some good.
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    Feb 26, 2018 3:04 AM GMT
    r u eating tide pods?
  • ignaceqbc

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    Mar 03, 2018 3:08 PM GMT
    hi every body...tothe point me too i have the same problem. but in my case i will say because im stress easily. there is moment even im not horny i got erection. some time i feel so embarssing. when i get depression i have no erection but still i can get hard and ejaculate though its not as long as i was before. i don't know what happen to me. Some says sea food can help like eating oyster etc. it helps a little bit
  • 6packabs

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    Apr 24, 2018 7:52 AM GMT
    I listened to a podcast with an ex male porn star interviewed who spoke of the huge amount of young men, even as young as teen years, who can't have an erection due to massive porn consumption. Going porn free for months is what he discussed many young men are forced to do to get hard cock back as a daily experience.

    Yeah, too much porn, all that stimulation seems to be an issue that can bring about problems. Religious folk, rather than their sermons discouraging young men to masterbate would do better by just turning their young men to youtube to watch their peers tout the benefits of "no frapping" (slang for masterbation) or porn use. Tons of youtube vids on that topic, I discovered, and it's fascinating. Many guys count the days they have "clean" of no masterbating or watching of porn, and these are guys who are not motivated by religion on this topic nor "morality."

    No clue if that has any relation to what you're experiencing.