Types of sexual health problems in men include disorders related to the desire for sex or low libido, erections, ejaculation, and orgasm. There are some medical conditions that can lead to one or more of the disorders listed.
The definition of low libido is a decrease or lack of desire to have sex. This disorder affects approximately 5% to 15% of men worldwide. Two conditions are necessary for the presence of sexual desire – a normal level of testosterone in the blood and sexual attraction to a partner.
Risk factors associated with low libido in men are:
- age, because over time, the concentration of testosterone decreases;
- alcohol consumption ;
- Poor quality food;
- Taking medication;
Conditions requiring testosterone-lowering medications such as depression, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and prostate cancer.
These are also among the causes of low libido. Stress, overwork, systemic diseases, and hormonal problems such as hyperthyroidism can be added to them.
Low libido is characterized by an unwillingness to have intercourse, and if initiated, there may be problems with achieving an erection. If the first episode of erectile dysfunction is not preceded by other sexual symptoms and there is an adequate nocturnal erection, the cause is most likely psychological.