Sex drive reducing therapies are employed in those cases of anomalous erotic preferences in which the patient's sexual behaviour is dangerous certain forms of sadism, or a preference for forcing intercourse or similar interaction or while not really dangerous, is utterly unacceptable to the community pedophilia and pedohebephilia or is an embarrassment to the patient himself exhibitionism. Three sex drive reducing therapies are in use, all designed for male patients, 1 pharmacological reduction of circulating testosterone, 2 orchidectomy, 3 deletion of certain brain structures by stereotaxic surgery. The main indication for pharmacological sex drive reduction is exhibitionism but here it should be used only temporarily, as a first emergency measure, and after that only intermittently, during periods when the patient can not manage his urges by techniques he should be taught by a behaviour therapist. In cases of unmanageable and dangerous sadism, orchidectomy is the method of choice--and the same would appear to be true for particular cases of pedohebephilia. Brain surgery in this realm is not yet based on sufficient knowledge and should be thoroughly studied on infrahuman primates, before use with humans could be seriously considered.
Possible causes include psychologic factors such as depression, anxiety, or relationship problems , drugs, and low blood levels of testosterone. Depending on the cause, doctors may suggest psychologic counseling, prescribe a different drug, or recommend testosterone supplementation therapy. See also Overview of Sexual Dysfunction in Men. Sex drive libido varies greatly among men and may be decreased temporarily by conditions such as fatigue or anxiety. Libido also tends to gradually decrease as a man ages. Persistently low libido may cause distress to a couple.
However, low libido for a long period of time may cause concern for some people. It can sometimes be an indicator of an underlying health condition. Testosterone is an important male hormone.
Tammy Dray has been writing since She specializes in health, wellness and travel topics and has credits in various publications including Woman's Day, Marie Claire, Adirondack Life and Self. She is also a seasoned independent traveler and a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. Dray is pursuing a criminal justice degree at Penn Foster College. Male hypersexuality can be a problem, especially if you're single or in a relationship where the other person's libido is at a different level.