流行的假設是，男性的性慾是不斷地在超速, 正確? 好, 那是不對的 — 研究表明，五個人一出具有低性慾.
男人. 高性慾. 悸動性的野獸. 我們知道自己想要什麼. 而我們知道當他們想要的: 馬上. These are some of the thoughts that are unfair and often untrue assumptions about men.
Even some doctors are guilty of assuming men are just “sexual automatons,” always hardwired to want sex, 根據創業性學研究者歐文戈爾茨坦, MD, 在圣迭戈阿爾瓦拉多醫院性醫學科的主任和編輯在性醫學雜誌的首席. “但是，這並不是在所有的情況。” 據戈爾茨坦 “許多, 很多男人 — 約五分之一 –有性慾是如此之低，他們寧願做幾乎任何事情比做愛人。”
五分之一的男性並不想做愛? 怎麼可能是真的? 為什麼我們不是聽說了? 之前，許多婦女聽說過這個 — 的那些聽到這句話 “不是今晚, 親。” 戈爾茨坦說，大多數人認為，這是常有的事. “但在現實中, 幾乎 30% 婦女說，他們有更高水平的性趣比男性伴侶了。”
有幾個原因，性慾低下. 所以呢’ 往往是落後性慾低下? 年紀越來越大發揮作用, 儘管許多老年男性對異性有強烈的興趣, 戈爾茨坦指出. 像其他大多數人的特點, 性慾波動. 大多數男人是在平均範圍; some are exceptionally driven toward addiction-like sexual behavior. At the other end of the scale are men with very low sexual interest. These are men who experience hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).
“There are consistently men on both sides of the normal spectrum,” Goldstein says. “And a certain portion — perh
aps up to a quarter — will be considered to have HSDD for many different reasons.” 這些包括:
心理問題. Stress and anxiety from the anxiety of daily life, relationship or family issue, 蕭條, and mental disorders are a few of many factors that can affect sexual desire.
Medical Issues. Diseases such as diabetes; conditions such as high blood pressure, 肥胖, and high cholesterol; and HIV drugs, some hair-loss treatments, and other medications can discordantly affect sexual desire.
Hormonal triggers. “Testosterone is the hormone of desire, arguably for women as well as for men,” Goldstein says. Low testosterone levels generally indicate low sexual desire. Levels dip as men age; other causes cover chronic disease, 藥物治療, and other medical use. Other hormones can have an impact, 太, such as low levels of thyroid hormone or, infrequently, high levels of prolactin, a hormone created in a gland at the base of the brain.
Low dopamine levels. Sexual desire clearly involves the brain — and the brain’s chemical messaging system is intimately linked to sexual desire. One of those messaging agents is dopamine. Doctors have noted that Parkinson’s disease patients treated with dopamine-stimulating drugs had enhanced sexual desire. Goldstein says these drugs help some men with HSDD.
Each cause of low sexual desire has a particular treatment plan to address it. When the cause is psychological, sex therapy can offer men specific techniques and strategies for recapturing their enjoyment of sex. “It is not psychotherapy; it is psychology counseling centered on sexual issues,” Goldstein explains.
In cases where the dilemma is low testosterone, men can use testosterone supplements if they have noticeably low levels. 關於 25% of men obtain weekly testosterone shots, Goldstein says, but most prefer to skin patches or gel formulations employed directly to the skin of the chest, 肩膀, or abdomen.
When Goldstein speculates low dopamine levels are at the heart of a man’s low sexual desire, he might designate dopamine-increasing medications, though this treatment is not currently approved by the FDA and has risks.
然而, a new medical now in clinical trials — for women — which does raise dopamine levels while decreasing a specific kind of serotonin in the brain. Early clinical research recommends the medications could help women with low sexual desire. Goldstein believes this new treatment has encouraging outlook. And if it’s approved for women, he says, it will likely be tested in men.
In the end, the choice for men who’ve lost their appetite for sex is not between being an insatiable sexual animal or being a eunuch. Rather, the real opportunity is whether these men are ready to regain a vital source of intimacy with their partners — 和健康生活的一個重要組成部分，為自己.