Originally Posted by cheltguy
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.