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Old 05-15-2013, 01:42 PM   #1
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23yo with no libido and erection problems

Hi everyone,

I am a healthy 23 year old male who has been having problems with libido and erections for sometime. Over the last 7-8 months I have noticed that my libido has virtually dropped from what I took to be a fairly 'normal' standard to almost zero. In this time I've also come to notice that I am not experiencing morning or daytime erections and realise that this hasn't been happening for sometime also (so much so that I cannot remember the last time I had a spontaneous, daytime erection).

As it is I am starting to get very worried about this. I went to the doctors in January and told them about my very low libido (though not my erection problems) and they took a testosterone blood test. When the test came back a week later it said that my hormone levels were normal and my testosterone was actually at the upper end of the standard range. Because the blood test came back normal the doctor said it was probably psychological and should return soon enough.

I have since experienced a few small peaks in libido, although these were then quickly followed by further and more prolonged declines where I find it hard to get and maintain an erection or interest in sex.

I'm just looking for a bit of advice on this as I am running out of things to try. I don't smoke, I don't drink alcohol excessively, I eat healthy and use vitamin supplements and also exercise regularly. In the past I have been a little depressed and my current job can be stressful at times (I've only been in the position a few months) but I just feel as though this worry is starting to influence my whole life and I'm ready to move forward.

Any advice on this would be much appreciated. Thank you for reading.

 
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:56 PM   #2
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Re: 23yo with no libido and erection problems

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Hi everyone,

I am a healthy 23 year old male who has been having problems with libido and erections for sometime. Over the last 7-8 months I have noticed that my libido has virtually dropped from what I took to be a fairly 'normal' standard to almost zero. In this time I've also come to notice that I am not experiencing morning or daytime erections and realise that this hasn't been happening for sometime also (so much so that I cannot remember the last time I had a spontaneous, daytime erection).

As it is I am starting to get very worried about this. I went to the doctors in January and told them about my very low libido (though not my erection problems) and they took a testosterone blood test. When the test came back a week later it said that my hormone levels were normal and my testosterone was actually at the upper end of the standard range. Because the blood test came back normal the doctor said it was probably psychological and should return soon enough.

I have since experienced a few small peaks in libido, although these were then quickly followed by further and more prolonged declines where I find it hard to get and maintain an erection or interest in sex.

I'm just looking for a bit of advice on this as I am running out of things to try. I don't smoke, I don't drink alcohol excessively, I eat healthy and use vitamin supplements and also exercise regularly. In the past I have been a little depressed and my current job can be stressful at times (I've only been in the position a few months) but I just feel as though this worry is starting to influence my whole life and I'm ready to move forward.

Any advice on this would be much appreciated. Thank you for reading.
Dude, I'm somewhat going through something similar. I'm 24 years old and got out of a long relationship a little while ago. 5 months to be exact. At first, I didn't have the erection worry. I knew it was just trying to grieve. About a month later, I slept with someone and bam my confidence went up. Then I had a difficult time after getting a bug and started thinking too much.

Things started coming back. Got erections at night/morning wood, however hard to work them up on my own. Thought I had a problem bc I was dealing with "inconsistnecy". The more I thought about it, the less erections started to happen.

I wouild say I work a lot as well. Sometimes when we're not in relationships and we get older, are mind is focused on careers, and job stress i lose sight of things.

I recently slept with someone 2 weeks ago. A few days prior to it, I was wondering if it was mental or physicla. Then that happened, as soon as a started dancing with her, I got a hard on. and had sex with her that night andd in the morning.

I guess try not to think to hard.

 
Old 05-16-2013, 10:54 PM   #3
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Re: 23yo with no libido and erection problems

Thanks for the reply man.

Yeah I guess it could just be psychological as it is the thing that I seem to be thinking about most if not all of the time. I was making out with someone a couple of weeks ago and got a pretty hard erection then, I guess it has just been a really long time since I had sex and I've got chronic anxiety about it (performance etc).

Do you have erections throughout the day without stimulation or is it just went you know you're about to have sex? I'm worried that because I don't get them it won't happen when I want it to.

This all sounds a bit catch-22 to me.

 
Old 05-17-2013, 06:06 AM   #4
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Re: 23yo with no libido and erection problems

I had the same worry before my encounter 2 weeks ago. I was having difficulty getting them throughout the day. And the more I thougt about something being wrong down in the "man" department the more I struggled. However I was getting them during the night. Heck I woke up in the middle of the night last night with one during a raging erotic dream. So it's not physical bc yesterday I was struggling to get one on my own.

To answer your question: the day I met up with that girl I hooked up with couple weeks ago, earlier , I was wondering to myself if things were broken or I was psychologically stressed bc bak in college a girl would walk by and I had a chubby. Then when I started hanging out with te girl and started dancing, things were in full force. Did alcohol relax me a bit? Sure for that night. But the morning sec I was able to go 2 hours without a problem. Then started getting erections regularly for a week.

Then my mind went south as I got a sinus infection ad didn't have urge to do anything. Then struggled with the erection consistently.

My opinion on the whole thing: we're not in school anymore. I think we have a ton of things on our plate in the real world that finding time to masterbate is difficult. I mean I know I'm struggling with a breakup in a way. I get the worry anxiety that I should be punished for wrong doing bc I said some things to my ex that weren't gentleman like. Also i kind of was a man ***** in college sleeping with girls almsot every weeked and now i get the anxiety of "is this punishment from the way i acted"? I understand the frustration bc masterbatig makes you feel good ad relieved. In all honesty it could be a confidence thing you need to build back up. I know mine is restoring a little bit at a time but I still have that worry of " why am I not getting erections more consistently during the day" thing.

I've thought about psychology. But something tells me I just need to find the right girlfriend to get back into things.

 
Old 05-17-2013, 11:38 PM   #5
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Re: 23yo with no libido and erection problems

I think you may be right as I managed to get a semi yesterday at work from thinking about sex which would never have happened a few weeks ago. I also woke up this morning (just now) and had a pretty hard erection.

More time to relax and build confidence is definitely the answer.

 
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