Beware of Medicines that Cause Poor Sex Drive

Tess Thompson

With humans, sex is viewed with duality, serving as a biological necessity for continuity of species and as a source of pleasure.

The question, however, is what drives men and women to have sex. We have heard that most animals have sex only during their respective mating seasons. There are men who want to have sex all the time and some who want it only at times. The percentages may differ but the same is true for women, although they are generally understood to be less interested in sex than men. Apart from a general predisposition, desire to have sex is also dependent upon extraneous factors like stress, fatigue and illness.

Poor sex drive almost always drives people towards sexual performance products even attempting to gain an understanding of the underlying cause(s) behind it. Although stress and fatigue are two major factors behind a poor sex drive, medicines may also be having a negative affect on your desire to have sex.

Men who use prescription enhancements often suffer long-term negative consequences from prolonged use, with studies published across the world indicating effects such as deterioration of the ‘natural sex drive’. Herbal or natural treatments can be very effective alternatives to improve sexual performance for men having erectile dysfunctions and problems with untimely ejaculations often take premature ejaculation treatments.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men over forty is a common condition. The prostate gland situated just near the penis enlarges and strangulates the urethra. Prescription medicines for treatment of this condition can also cause problems with erection and a lower sex drive in men. In rare cases, this condition can also occur in younger men too.

There are female-specific medicines that can also have a negative impact on sex drive. Contraceptive pills and intra vaginal devices to control pregnancies can reduce sex drive in women. If taken on a regular basis, emergency contraceptive pills can also affect sex drive.

Antidepressants like SSRI’s, beta-blockers used for treating hypertension, sedatives, and drugs taken for stimulating hair growth have side effects that ultimately reduce sex drive in women and men alike. Some medicines are necessary and cannot be avoided, but still be sure to carefully read the label and instruction sheets. However, alcohol and smoking are avoidable, and both affect genital blood flow and reduce sexual urge.


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