Symptoms of a decreased male libido

    Gradual decline in sexual drive

    Gradual decline in sexual drive

  • Gradual decline in sexual drive
  • Loss of libido does not happen overnight. There is usually a progressive decline in libido. A man knows what his normal libido usually is and if this is dramatically decreased for a prolonged period of time it may become a problem, especially if he is in a sexual relationship.
     
     
     
     

    No initiation of sex

    No initiation of sex

  • No initiation of sex
  • A male with a decreased libido will rarely if ever, initiate sex. A man with a decreased libido might feel obligated to have sex when his partner initiates it or if she complains that they never have sex. He may be reluctant, but he is still able to obtain an erection if he is sexually stimulated. A decreased libido is not the same as erectile dysfunction. Because the man will try to avoid sex and will never be the one to initiate sex, this may make his partner feel angry or unwanted. A lack of spontaneous initiation of sex from his side may lead to relationship conflict.

    Loss of sexual fantasies

    Loss of sexual fantasies

  • Loss of sexual fantasies
  • A man with a truly decreased libido will hardly ever look forward to having sex and does not have many, if any, sexual fantasies or desires. Men with a decreased libido don’t often think about sex. It is difficult to quantify what is considered normal for a man when it comes to sexual thoughts. Some articles claim that normal men think about sex every few seconds. More realistically, an average man thinks about sex approximately 18 times in a 16 hour day. That’s about the same amount of times as what the average man thinks about food. A man with a decreased libido will not have any sexual thoughts or have very little thoughts about sex.

  • Normal anatomy and functioning
  • It is possible that a man with a decreased sex drive may have no other symptoms or signs besides a decrease in desire. Erectile dysfunction (when the patient is unable to obtain or maintain an erection) is more common than low libido but they do not have to occur simultaneously. Men with low libidos don’t necessarily have any visible signs of illness and they are usually still able to obtain and maintain an erection. They just don’t have any desire for sex. Just because there are no noticeable signs of disease, it does not mean that the patient’s problem should not be taken seriously.