Awareness of male health and sexual issues has increased dramatically over the last few years. Men now openly seek advice for problems like impotence, low libido, pre mature ejaculation, dysfunction, and penis size. Most of these conditions are related, and often the symptoms may point to more than one problem.
The word libido is used frequently in matters of sexual health products or sexual health problems. Libido, simply put, is nothing but the sexual desire. There are many technical definitions like what we can find in the work of Carl Jung; “A libido is free creative or psychic energy an individual has to put toward personal development or individuation.”
Loss of Libido
Libido also depends on your mood or mental health. Stress, lifestyle, and diet impact male libido. Loss of libido is becoming one of the major problems in current times.
Lack of libido may not be as common for men as for women. About 15% men suffer from loss of libido world over as compared to about 30% women. However, men who suffer from loss of libido are more scared than women. They think that their masculinity is directly proportionate with their sexuality and hence, loss of libido is associated with loss in masculinity.
Loss of libido is a gradual process. Someone may describe this as lack of interest in sex for several months of the past year! Note that frequency of sexual intercourse is not the best tool to measure sexual interest.
Know your stage of libido
There are a lot many signs to identify your libido level. Researchers agree that it is best to deal with these issues before they turn to by symptoms. Here are some of the identification points which point to loss of libido.
You have started thinking that sex is mechanical and routine.
Sex is not giving you the feeling of connection and sharing.
Touching and playing start only in the bedroom and nowhere else.
You have stopped looking forward to variety.
One of you seems to be the initiator and the other, being pressured or the compromiser.
You have sex once or twice a month at the most.
You have now stopped thinking and dreaming about sexual activities with your partner.
If you’ve said yes to a majority of these questions, you are probably at the loss of libido stage number one. This is the time to act before it’s too late!
Evaluate your loss of libido
Yes, you need to evaluate other problems also. For instance, erectile dysfunction may cause loss of libido in men. There are plenty of herbal remedies for dysfunction. Pre mature ejaculation and its associated anxieties may be contributing to loss of libido. Other factors that impact libido include certain types of medication. Tranquilizers and blood pressure medications also affect sexual desire. Narcotics also interfere with libido in men. Physiological disorders like thyroid disorders, tumors, pituitary gland malfunctioning also impact libido.
Generally, the root cause has to be treated first. Herbs like Ashwagandha-Indian Ginseng, and Indian gooseberry that promote libido in men. Shilajit is another potent herbo mineral which promotes sexual health. Along with the oral medications, external therapies like penis massage, erotic massage, aromatherapy etc. are also said to have beneficiary effects on the loss of libido. Latest research reveals that yoga postures and meditation techniques also enhance libido. Remember that your relationship with your partner also influences libido. Anger, disappointment, stress and debates will dampen libido.
Male impotence is now one of the most prevalent disorders in men all across the world. Modern lifestyle, dietary habits and many other factors contribute to cause male impotence. Impotence is also equated with sterility in men. An impotent person is weak, unable to perform sexually, and cannot sustain sexual performance
There are many ways to treat impotence but the safer way is to treat the condition naturally as much as possible. There are many herbs that can treat such condition. Herbs like valerian, passionflower etc carry natural aphrodisiac properties. Some of the other herbs are California poppy, lavender and wild oats that can make you relax without lowering any sexual drive.
Ginseng carries the natural male hormone, which improve the sexuality in men and hence is used as libido enhancer all across the world.
The herb Ashwagandha not only helps cure impotence and enhances libido, it also prolongs orgasms.
Mucuna prurience and Shilajit are two other natural herb-minerals that are known to treat male impotence to a great extent.
Ayurveda favors some herbs such as Indian gooseberry (aamla), Gokshura, Guduchi, Kaunch, Lahsuna (garlic) and Palaandu (onion) as natural aphrodisiac herbs that can increase libido and can help overcome impotence if consumed daily. Ginger, turmeric and black pepper are also beneficial.
MALE SEXUAL WEAKNESS/WEAK ERECTION
A weak erection is often a sign of male sexual weakness. A weak erection is not hard enough to provide adequate stimulation to the partner. It occurs when either blood flow to the penile tissue is insufficient or the tissue is not strong enough to hold the blood flow. When it does not get sufficient blood flow, the penis is not able to its full size.
A variety of reasons can constrict the arteries and veins and limit blood flow. Smoking and a high fat diet contribute to this condition. Penile injuries and some types of medication can also cause weak erections.
Sometimes, over-masturbation may lead to a weak erection. If this is the case, reduce the frequency of masturbation. Herbal supplements are useful in alleviating weak erections.