Men's Libido & Sexual Health
Sexual problems can affect men of any age, but may increase with the aging process. However, by eating a clean, balanced diet, maintaining a regular exercise routine and reducing any regular stress, you may lower the risk of many sexual health concerns.
Common problems for many men are erectile dysfuntion, premature ejaculation and a low libido. It’s always best to check with your health professional first, but when it comes to men's sexual health, it’s important to use quality products. Natural supplements work in tune with your body and may provide your body with extra nutrients and phytochemicals to help you maintain a healthy reproductive system.
Libido (also known as 'sex drive,') refers to a person's overall desire for sexual activity. Sex drive has a biological, a psychological, and a social component. Hormone levels (e.g. testosterone) affect sex drive; as do certain social factors like one's situation at work and how healthy life is at home (domestic relationships etc.) Differing personalities and stress are psychological aspects that can also affect a person's drive for sexual activity.
Furthermore, sex drive may be affected by certain medical conditions, prescription medications, lifestyle and also relationship issues. A person who has extremely frequent or a suddenly increased sex drive may be experiencing hyper-sexuality, but there is no universally agreed measure of what is a healthy level for sex.
A person may have a desire for sex, but not have the opportunity to act on that desire, or may on personal, moral or religious reasons refrain from acting on the urge. Psychologically, a person's urge can be repressed or sublimated. On the other hand, a person can engage in sexual activity without an actual desire for it. Males reach the peak of their sex drive in their teens, while females reach it in their thirties. Multiple factors affect human sex drive, including stress, illness, pregnancy, and others.
A sex drive can be considered as a person's general desire to engage in activities which experienced by the person as sexual, or as a desire to engage in such activities with a particular person. Sexual desires are often an important factor in the formation and maintenance of intimate relationships in both men and women, and a lack or loss of sexual desire can adversely affect relationships. Changes in the sexual desires of either partner in a sexual relationship, if sustained and unresolved, may cause problems in the relationship. The infidelity of a partner may be an indication of that a partner's changing sexual desires can no longer be satisfied within the current relationship. Problems can arise from disparity of sexual desires between partners, or poor communication between partners of sexual needs and preferences.
An aphrodisiac is a substance that has the ability increases sexual desire. Named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of sexuality and love. Throughout history, many foods, drinks, and behaviours have had a reputation for making sex more attainable and pleasurable. In particular, Western medical science has no substantiated claims that any particular food increases sexual desire or performance.
One remedy to increase sexual appetite is the old fashioned "take your partner out on a romantic date and feed each other oysters" but there are some natural health remedies that you may benefit from. One important thing to remember is that it is not all about hormones, a healthy brain will also be conducive to increasing sexual appetite. Increasing serotonin levels may help here. Supplementing with 5-HTP (natural precursor hormone,) saffron extract, omega-3 fatty acids and magnesium may help here. If you feel that stress is what is hindering your libido, then you may benefit from checking out our stress and mood formulas.
Enhancing dopamine levels in the brain is another way to help your libido. Certain amino acids, vitamins and trace elements may help here. Supplementing your diet with tyrosine and phenylalanine as well as folic acid and vitamin B1 (thiamine,) chromium, Rhodiola rosea and ginkgo biloba may confer benefits.
Healthy sexual function is crucial to overall well-being and contrary to what many people believe, it is possible to maintain youthful sexuality well into your golden years.