- little to no interest in sexual activity.
- few to no sexual thoughts or fantasies.
- disinterest in initiating sex.
- difficulty getting pleasure from sex.
- lack of pleasurable sensations when the genitals are stimulated.
Low sex drive in men should not be confused with erectile dysfunction (ED), although the two conditions can co-exist. It’s essential for couples to communicate honestly with each other while identifying possible causes. Treatments can vary and may involve psychotherapy, hormone replacement, lifestyle changes, or adjustment of medications.1
Low libido can sometimes be caused by a single factor, but is more often related to multiple factors that each contribute in their own way. This article discusses some of the more common causes, including low testosterone, medications, depression, chronic illness, and stress.