Testosterone is often cast as the manly hormone, the chemical bestower of virility and the reason for men's high sex drives. But new research turns this conventional wisdom on its head. In healthy men, it turns out, testosterone isn't linked to sexual desire at all. And in women, high testosterone is actually associated with less interest in sex with a partner. Complicating the picture further, while high-testosterone women may be less interested in slipping between the sheets with a lover, high testosterone is linked to greater interest in masturbation in healthy women, according to research detailed online in May in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.
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High Sex Drive in Women: 5 Ways to Manage Your Libido - HerSolution
No one sums up the opposing attitudes of what constitutes a healthy, normal sex drive better than Woody Allen. But more on that later. What is less understood is the shifting matrix of biological, psychological and social factors that influence it. Testosterone is the key hormone controlling sex drive in men and women, but excessive work hours, lack of sleep, depleted energy levels or too much alcohol also have adverse impacts.
High Sex Drive in Women: 5 Ways to Manage Your Libido
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin found that women from 27- to 45-years-old have a heightened sex drive in response to their dwindling fertility. They report their findings in the July edition of Personality and Individual Differences. In the study, the researchers split 827 women into three groups: high fertility ages 18-26 , low fertility ages 27-45 , and menopausal ages 46 and up. The respondents answered an online questionnaire about their sexual attitudes and behavior. Contrary to their predictions, the researchers found that when comparing low- and high-fertility women who were in relationships, the older, less fertile group did not fantasize more about someone other than their current romantic partners.
The dilemma I'm a single woman in my late 30s and am struggling to deal with a very high sex drive. I would like to meet a man to settle down and have kids with, but have not met the right person. I've been dating for a while, and even when I am not completely attracted to a man, I find it hard to resist sleeping with him. While none has treated me badly, I often feel degraded later and it eats away at my self-esteem. At the time, though, I think "Why not?