Aging can reduce testosterone levels in the body and can affect your sex life. Testosterone is the driving force behind male vitality. It is the main hormone supporting the male reproductive system. This male ‘sex hormone’ is also responsible for keeping men sexually active, and regulating muscle growth, bone density, and hair growth.
The body needs appropriate levels of testosterone for the maintenance of sexual fitness and overall good health in males. Experts believe that there is a close interrelationship between testosterone and sex. Increased sex increases your testosterone levels and vice versa. Having adequate levels of this hormone is critical for sexual activity health.
The problem of declining testosterone is becoming very common in middle-aged men. Several complications arise due to reduced testosterone and sex in males, ranging from physical problems to psychological issues.
A study conducted in Massachusetts on a large number of men revealed that men with low levels of testosterone showed low levels of libido, lack of sex drive or decreased interest in sex. This study showed that a testosterone deficiency could be one of the major causes of low libido. A decreased interest in sex can further lead to a host of psychological problems including depression, anxiety, mood swings, and irritability.
Low levels of testosterone have also been found to contribute to erectile dysfunction in some men. Although erectile dysfunction may have many factors, low levels of testosterone are known to worsen the condition. Erectile dysfunction can also lead to increased dissatisfaction in sex, and this can further reduce libido in men. In addition, testosterone is responsible for fertility in males.
Testosterone therapy is a medical treatment in which the testosterone hormone is introduced into the body. This therapy is used to treat the symptoms of hypogonadism i.e. low testosterone levels. Testosterone therapy contributes to your overall sexual health in the following ways:
An important benefit of testosterone therapy is that it increases your sexual capability and sexual drive. It makes your sexual desires more spontaneous and stimulates your libido. Because testosterone and sex are related, this therapy boosts your sex life by enhancing stamina and reducing fatigue.