Startling New Info About Testosterone and Your Sex Drive
Low testosterone and low sex drive seem to go hand-in-hand.
It is one of those “chicken and egg” kind of questions… which came first, low testosterone in men leading to lower sexual desire, or is it less sex that leads to decreased testosterone?
Recent research out of Australia seems to indicate that decreased sexual activity and desire for sex, can lead to reductions in testosterone levels. The researchers found that particularly in older men, less sex and loss of libido, are more likely a cause – not an effect – of low testosterone, also known as “Low-T”.
The results of the Australian study were presented at the most recent meeting of the Endocrine Society.
There have been previous studies that have found regular sexual activity leading to orgasm, boosts testosterone production. One of the reasons could be that orgasm causes an increase in one of brain’s “feel good” chemicals, prolactin, and prolactin is known to influence testosterone production.
But no matter why sex seems to increase testosterone, what men need to take away from this study and understand, is that the two are definitely related.
Testosterone, Sexual Wellness and Performance
The results of this study are interesting for a few reasons. The researchers did not prove conclusively that less sex leads to less testosterone production, but, as in many previous studies, their results showed that there is clearly a relationship, regardless if “cause and effect” remain unclear.
We do know that there are many other factors that can affect a man’s desire to have sex, for example erectile dysfunction. Many men with erectile dysfunction also have low testosterone.
Again, it is hard to say which is the cause and which the effect, but if we take the Australian study into account, it would seem to suggest if we found a solution for erectile dysfunction, that person would then be able to be more sexually active.
Being more sexually active, in theory then, could increase testosterone levels and lead to an overall more satisfying sex life. This can then become a perpetual cycle of improved sex and improved testosterone levels.
Testosterone Therapy and Male Enhancement
Creating that kind of overall improvement in a man’s sexual wellness is the goal of many of our sexual wellness treatment plans for men. We take a comprehensive approach to men presenting with erectile dysfunction or other sexual wellness issues. Depending on your symptoms, needs, and lifestyle, you may require testosterone therapy or one of our state-of-the art male sexual wellness treatments such as the Gains Enhancement®, or our latest non-invasive procedure for ED, the GAINSWave™.
The Gains Enhancement® is a Platelet Rich Plasma treatment for ED. That means it uses your own blood to give you bigger, stronger and more sustainable erections. And, the growth factors and specialized healing proteins in the Gains Enhancement®, not only improve your ability to get an erection, they can actually lengthen your penis!
For decades, technology similar to the GAINSwave™ has been used successfully in Europe, where it is known as “shockwave therapy” However it is very new to the U.S. In fact, we are the only ones in your area currently offering this medically proven male enhancement treatment.
Blood vessels in your penis break down over time. The GAINSWave™ uses high frequency acoustical waves to open up old blood vessels, and to stimulate the formation of new vessels. The resulting improved blood flow, helps any man, and not just those with ED, to obtain stronger and more sustainable erections.
Once we have used either, or both of these procedures to help you perform better, we can then take a more in-depth look at your testosterone levels. If you are over 50, and experiencing other problems beyond the bedroom, such as fatigue, moodiness, loss of muscle tone and cognitive difficulties, Low-T could be the cause. This is why I will often combine hormone therapy along with our male enhancement treatments.
Such an approach can give you back all the vitality of your twenties, so you can be the best that you can be from the bedroom – to the boardroom!