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Old 04-10-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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Low Libido and Soft Erections. I want it back!!!!

Hi,

I know this topic must have been repeated so many times on this message board, but I haven't seen any recent related discussions and It's a bit different for everyone, so help would be greatly appreciated!

Basically, I used to have a great libido and erection, but since I was about 17 I have really low libido and weak erections; I am now 21. I don't know what the cause could be. I do not take any medication; prescription or over the counter, I drink alcohol only once in a while (about three drinks average once or twice a month, maybe). I am physically active, but not as much as I used to be. My diet is not that great, I eat a lot of food and it's not all that nutritious (Pb&j, cookies, pizza, etc), but I do get a good amount of nutritious food in there too. I did not eat any healthier when I was younger and had great libido/erections so I do not believe this is the cause. Also, I do not have health insurance at the moment, so seeing a doctor is pretty much out of the picture. Plus, I would not want to take any prescriptions without trying more natural remedies first.

Once in a while I will get a good sex drive (horny), and want to act on it, but still seem to have soft erections (compared to 4 years ago). But other times I'm in positions where I can act on it, but I'm not that horny and have weak erections, when I should absolutely be turned on and have great erections. Can someone PLEASE help me...it is really frustrating to think that I am not able to take part in at least satisfactory sexual intercourse. I will be more than happy to provide any additional info that may be required to give a better solution. THANK YOU!

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Old 04-11-2011, 07:10 PM   #2
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Re: Low Libido and Soft Erections. I want it back!!!!

I'm a few years older than you and have been facing the same problem for about the same time. My hormones also are within the normal range. I've done some counseling but didn't work at all. I really don't think it is a psychological stuff. I also recently read about another case here at this board who had the same problem for decades and said he solved his problem doing a anti candida treatment (candida is a fungus who lives in our intestines ). Look for the username "markies" posts. I started the diet candida treatment and I'll keep you posted. I'm interested in knowing if you have some of the other symptoms I'm having, which are:

lack of energy
itchy anus
jock itch that comes and goes for years
decreased sight acuity
anxiety (bad thoughts about future events)
sleep apnea
weak memory (especially for recent events)
concentration problems
trembling muscles
strong underarm odor
bad breath

I'm sure not all this are related to the lack of libido but some may, so please tell me if you have any of these.

Other question: When you have sex or masturbate do you reach an orgasm? Is it pleasureful at all?

I can have erections and ejaculate normally. But 99% of the pleasure is not there anymore. I don't know whether this is a consequence or the cause for my lack of libido.

There are many people at this forum with problems very similar to ours (otherwise healthy young males with normal lab tests and vanishing libido). Most of the doctors ( or all the many one I've seen) were unable to help. and since they can't help they will refer you to a psychologist. Don't accept that if you are convinced that it is not a mental issue. Do more research on the subject and try to rule out all biological causes first.

Keep strong

 
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:46 PM   #3
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Re: Low Libido and Soft Erections. I want it back!!!!

Wow that's interesting. Well I haven't ruled out the possibility of it being psychological, but I'm starting to doubt it is, after my last sexual experience. The candida theory sounds interesting, I wonder how that and low libido correlate? I actually do have some of those symptoms too! I wonder if they could be related.

I have:
-Recurring Jock itch (for about 2 years now, but particularly in spring and summer)
-Decreased sight acuity (for less than a year)
-Anxiety (although it seems to be getting better, without libido increasing)
-I definitely seem to have weak memory (not sure how long, hahaha )
-Concentration problems
That's about it, I also have a large appetite, which you didn't list.

When I masturbate, I have to be quick and rough or else the weak erection I do have will go away. I only have pleasure for seconds leading up to an ejaculation. I don't use oil or lotion either, but I never have so I doubt that affects it much. I have had sex only two times but BOTH times I could not get a strong enough erection to have satisfactory sex...this is what frustrates me the most. While having sex with the weak erection, I do not have pleasure.

Yeah I know....it's REALLY frustrating how these problems persist... I have a feeling it is both psychological and lifestyle for me...but who knows. I often worry if I masturbated too much in those 4 years and I "used up" my erections. Or if there's something wrong with my "erection making" muscles. If this is the case, I do not know if there is any hope...hopefully these are not the case though.

Please, if anyone has informed input like this gentleman, please share!

 
Old 04-12-2011, 07:45 AM   #4
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Re: Low Libido and Soft Erections. I want it back!!!!

Have your testosterone checked!

 
Old 04-12-2011, 10:33 PM   #5
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Re: Low Libido and Soft Erections. I want it back!!!!

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Have your testosterone checked!
I did actually have Testosterone and other blood content tests taken about two years ago, and supposedly it was a "normal level." I would get those tests taken again, if I had health insurance. But judging from my past test, and what I've read, those tests don't yield results, unless you actually do have noticeably low testosterone. PLEASE HELP!

 
Old 04-15-2011, 06:18 AM   #6
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Re: Low Libido and Soft Erections. I want it back!!!!

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Other question: When you have sex or masturbate do you reach an orgasm? Is it pleasureful at all?

I can have erections and ejaculate normally. But 99% of the pleasure is not there anymore. I don't know whether this is a consequence or the cause for my lack of libido.
There are supplements you can take for this type of issue. I currently take a product called o-factor (over the counter). Helps with stronger contractions during orgasm and helps increase the seminal fluid.

 
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