If your Testosterone has been tested and interpreted correctly (using an equation which involves your Albumin, Sex Hormone Binding Globulin and Testosterone levels), a Testosterone deficiency is often found. Treatment with Testosterone usually helps a man regain his former desire. Viagra does not increase libido because it doesn’t work on the part of your brain that controls sexual desire.
A common cause of decreased sexual desire are the antidepressants called SSRIs (Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) which include not only Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil but a host of new generation antidepressants. These medications which may be necessary can make it difficult to achieve an orgasm. Actually, we prescribe these medications to help men with premature ejaculation. Women who take these antidepressants often tell me that orgasm takes a very long time and they are not even sure if they had one!
Entered May 21, 2011 by Dr. Roberta Foss-Morgan