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Why Am I No Longer Horny?

October 3rd, 2013 - 7:16 am

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Dr. Dan Purser explains why in his book Improving Male Sexuality, Fertility and Testosterone: A Handbook Based on the Medical Literature. I was touched as I read the inside of the paperback version of the book and saw that Dr. Purser had dedicated the book as follows:

To those poor men who have been damaged and don’t even know it–instead they’ve been diagnosed as having a fluoxetine or alprazolam deficiency and are treated until they end their lives in desperation.

This book is for you, with a prayer that you are in the future treated properly and that you get happy and whole again, at least as whole as those of us who are broken ever get.

And to my best bud, Mike, God rest your soul. Your life and dedications will not be forgotten. Thanks for being an example for those of us who are not as capable.

It is good to see that a doctor is dedicated to helping men and searching for the correct diagnosis for men who have lost interest in sex and have become depressed and sad. In the first chapter of the book, Dr. Purser describes how men come into his office telling him they are depressed and sad and don’t know why, yet they never mention a low libido. He describes how, instead, they tell him about not being able to sleep, headaches, digestive problems and high cholesterol, all symptoms, he says, of low testosterone and low libido.

Often the guy says he has been to a doctor who tells him his testosterone is “fine.” Purser goes on to describe the labs he does, and other chapters examine the many misdiagnoses that doctors often make such as depression instead of low testosterone and how doctors use Prozac or other meds that do not work.

The book is an easy read and seems to be helpful for guys who are dealing with some of these issues.

Update: I noticed that some of the reviewers at Amazon noted that the Kindle version of this book is difficult to read. I read the paperback which was fine but am unable to locate it on Amazon. Just be alert that the Kindle version may not work well.

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Cross-posted at PJ Lifestyle

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try living with a woman in menopause; they go from zero to b*tch in nanoseconds and with no warning

And how, exactly, is this different from living with an American woman who isn't in menopause?
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Losing interest in sex seems like a definite plus for men in todays hostile relationship environment. They would definitely be better off if their other symptoms could be treated without their libido being chemically increased.
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For all of the caterwauling by Sandra Fluke and their ilk, for problems largely (but not completely) covered by $9 a month birth control via hormones, the fact remains that hormone therapy for men is ghastly expensive, somewhere in the neighborhood of $375 a month for the advertized topicals, and $1500 every 4 to 6 months for longer term pellets.

Of course, this is one of those silly male health things not covered by Obozo care, where the female equivalent therapy is covered by fiat, and usually without co-pay.

It *used* to be covered by my previous health care plan, until it was corrupted by Obozo care's mandated coverage rules, thanks to a health care law that has the rules set by Kathleen Sebilius, that unelected feminist abortion advocate and political hack in charge of HHS.

Thanks. Please stop helping me, before you kill me.
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Well, it's because the government has screwed us so much lately that it's become painful.
1 year ago
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A good grafitto I read a long time ago:

THE SEXUAL LIFE CYCLE OF THE HUMAN MALE

1. Tri-weekly

2. Try Weekly

3. Try Weakly
1 year ago
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Testosterone therapy is so expensive because so few men actually inform their doctors of their energy decline. This is a result of a lifetime of being told to "man up," which includes learning not to complain and to disclose very little about any and all weakness. Were doctors to routinely test for testosterone deficiency along with the usual blood work, then the detection of this naturally occurring loss would not have to depend on men disclosing the symptoms voluntarily. Thus, the price would decrease as the numbers of buyers increase.
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I inject about 2 cc's per week, use to inject massive amounts but I was lifting weights. Get it legally from my MD & it is 60 bucks for a 10 ml vial of Test C, I know

I can get great Test much cheaper but I am simply buying one vial at a time. So called Testosterone therapy is a scam,
1 year ago
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It's boredom. Like the thrill of a new fast car or bike. It soon wears off and wears off more evidently on some men than others. Same for sex.
There is no ED condition short of really blocked arteries that isn't instantly remedied by that special first time thrill of running a hand up and under a brand new..well you know what i mean.
1 year ago
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Porn addiction can cause ED:

http://yourbrainonporn.com/dr-oz-show-addresess-porn-induced-ed

Whether porn addiction is an issue, any man with ED should be considered a cardiovascular disease patient until CD can be ruled out. Circulation, it could be as simple as that.
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I am not horny because of the anti-depressants. And it is a very good thing because my wife completely lost interest (not that she ever had much) after menopause. It would be really ugly if I had retained my desire. I know that it is not low T because my urologist checked.
1 year ago
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Keep in mind that low libido and ED are two different things. With ED, you want to but can't, with low-T you don't have any interest in doing it, but if you need to you can.
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Testosterone being a naturally occurring substance and therefore unpatentable, it may be that M.D.s just don't think about it. Rather, they may have top-of-mind the last visit from a good-looking Big Pharma drug rep hawking the latest FDA-approved pill.
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Nope. Plenty of opportunities to buy a replacement therapy. There's name brand, and generic. Costs more than a car payment, but less than Obozocare.
1 year ago
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I societies around the world that are more tolerant of male biology, it is acceptable for older men to take much-younger women as wives or girlfriends. And women have enough self respect not to turn into dirigibles once they have a couple of kids.

I guarantee you older men in these societies have less need for "libido-raising" techniques.
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I hope I might be able to help a lot of folks reading this. I've had libido issues my entire life, including when I was just a teen. Much of my (sex)life has been defined by it. I lost more than one girlfriend to ED.

Last year, I read Gary Taubes and went on an all-protein diet. After a few weeks, I was as horny as I ever have been...at 42. My wife and I went from (bad) sex maybe once or twice a month to 4-5 times a week. And my body functioned like a teenager. My wife and I, who thought we couldn't get pregnant, now have twins on the way (We insist it was due to the 'Porn Star Sex' brought about by my renewed libido). As soon as I eat carbs, my functioning and libido go away...as soon as I stop again, I feel like Thor. (You think you're Thor, I'm so Thor I can hardly walk!)

For anyone with poor libido or ED, take out the carbs and see if that helps. It quite literally changed my life, and I feel like the man I always wanted to be. (The losing 50 lbs and requisite rise of self-confidence probably didn't hurt either)
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I have heard that too much protein can or may be harmful to your kidneys.
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