And it’s not just about testosterone ☝ Let’s talk about the visible and invisible fronts of libido.
Libido of modern man
Libido is an integral part of male life energy. Do you spend most of your energy on work or self-development? Then you may not have time or desire for sexual activity. And if the lack of sexual activity does not bother you, then don’t pay attention to societal stereotypes. As they say, there’s no need to prove anything to anyone. If you don’t want to have sex, then don’t. Instead, you can direct your libido towards other activities. There are no scientifically proven rules for how many erections or how much sex should be in your life, so there are no norms you should adhere to. But if you have concerns about a lack of desire for sex or that you rarely think about it, that’s a completely different question.
Factors Affecting Sexual Desire
For men, health and quality of life are closely linked to libido levels. However, the level of sexual desire can vary depending on various factors, both physical (visible) and psychological (invisible).
- Physical state.
The health of the body is one of the main factors that affect the level of male libido. As simple and obvious as it may sound, lack of sleep, poor diet, alcohol and drug abuse, smoking, and excess weight can reduce testosterone levels and ultimately lead to a decrease in libido.
- Psychological state.
Stress, depression, anxiety, and other psychological problems can have a negative impact on desire.
- Level of activity.
The level of physical activity also affects the level of sexual desire. Regular physical activity promotes improved blood circulation, increased testosterone levels, and consequently increased libido. However, overtraining at the gym may not have a positive effect on your sexual desire.
Sexual desire in men may change with age. Testosterone levels typically begin to decline after the age of 30. However, a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise can help maintain a high level of libido for a longer period of time.
The environment and lifestyle can also influence the level of male libido. For example, working under conditions of increased stress, low self-esteem, poor relationships with partners, or a lack of sexual experience can have a negative impact.
It is also important to understand that the level of libido can change at different periods of life, such as after an injury, illness, or stress.
In the end, we come to the conclusion that in order to increase libido (with a normal testosterone level), it is necessary to learn how to enjoy life. Try to eat high-quality and tasty food, get enough sleep, engage in moderate physical exercise, travel, pay attention to personal growth, and diversify your leisure time. After all, it is much more difficult to feel like having sex when you are in a sad mood than when you are in a good mood and feel energized.