Feeling Fantastic In Every Way, But My Sex Drive Is DEAD. What Could Be Missing?

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Hard to explain really. Everything's looking up but my libido is just non-existent. Can't get it up, just kind of feels numb really. If I felt rubbish in other areas I'd understand, but as everything else is working I'm curious as to what piece of the puzzle is missing.

30yo male.
Milk, fruit, meat, white rice, coffee, sourdough bread, various well cooked veg.
Regular light weightlifting.
 

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Are you trying to get intimate with somebody you aren’t really attracted to emotionally or physically? I know it’s an obvious question but I think no amount of diet or supps will make you interested in somebody your not really in to...
 

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You have lab tests of testosterone, prolactin and estrogen?

Dopaminergic drugs tend.to be really good for sex drive. Marapuama and catuaba are amazing and cheap
 

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Are you trying to get intimate with somebody you aren’t really attracted to emotionally or physically? I know it’s an obvious question but I think no amount of diet or supps will make you interested in somebody your not really in to...

I appreciate your question, and I have thought a lot about this. I've been with my partner for 8 years, and I love her very much. But I have felt the 7 year itch so to speak. But then, other times, I can feel wildly attracted to her. So it's the inconsistency - which has levelled out into this lull - that leads me to believe it's a hormonal or biological issue.

But thank you for raising this.
 

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You have lab tests of testosterone, prolactin and estrogen?

Dopaminergic drugs tend.to be really good for sex drive. Marapuama and catuaba are amazing and cheap

Very high prolactin is something I suffered with many years ago. Recent labs showed a massive reduction to within "normal" range, but still high within that range.

Oddly, my testosterone is actually quite high. Not sure how these two things add up.
 

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Are you trying to get intimate with somebody you aren’t really attracted to emotionally or physically? I know it’s an obvious question but I think no amount of diet or supps will make you interested in somebody your not really in to...
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It is possible that that sourdough still contains gluten, that those veggies aren’t cooked enough and still pack on fiber, that casein is improperly broken down and causes its opioid like effect slowing down digestion raising prolactin signaling to your body that you’re in digestion mode

you will be horny when you’ve unclogged your gut from all of the indigestible foods that might be fermenting in there
 

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Your libido may have been driven by stress hormones for a long time before and your body is still adjusting.

Also, the context of your relationship when it comes to intimacy plays a role. If you were attracted to her "sexually" while running on stress hormones, you're not used to seeing intimacy from this standpoint.

Just possibilities.
 

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When health is optimal we become asexual - needing only ourselves to reproduce. Hence the lack of interest in sex.
 

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How is your digestion? Is the starch fully digesting? Could be higher serotonin from endotoxin.
 

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liver and oysters :borg:
 

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So a few thoughts as I am dealing with similar issues in some ways.
I wonder if its partly a neurotransmitter issue. Really high GABA can cause this sense of calmn and contentedness, but leads to limp **** syndrome. I notice this with my Gabaergic supps; I'll get very giddy and be able to focus for long periods of time, but my libido and function take a nose dive.
It's possible this is also an estrogen issue, as well as low Dopamine due to high Gaba.

All speculation of course, but jsut things to think about ;)
 

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So a few thoughts as I am dealing with similar issues in some ways.
I wonder if its partly a neurotransmitter issue. Really high GABA can cause this sense of calmn and contentedness, but leads to limp **** syndrome. I notice this with my Gabaergic supps; I'll get very giddy and be able to focus for long periods of time, but my libido and function take a nose dive.
It's possible this is also an estrogen issue, as well as low Dopamine due to high Gaba.

All speculation of course, but jsut things to think about ;)

GABA lowers a lot of things and it lowers the major neurotransmitters involved in libido and erections e.g. dopamine, histamine, glutamate, and acetylcholine. Its not estrogen or dopamine problem, its a GABA problem, specifically its a consequence of too much GABA.
 

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I appreciate your question, and I have thought a lot about this. I've been with my partner for 8 years, and I love her very much. But I have felt the 7 year itch so to speak. But then, other times, I can feel wildly attracted to her. So it's the inconsistency - which has levelled out into this lull - that leads me to believe it's a hormonal or biological issue.

But thank you for raising this.
Does porn turn you on? Not that I am saying you should develop a porn habit, but that would answer this question
 
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DHEA + Progesterone and E can increase libido over a few months to good levels.

Study up on Karezza sex and you will find that your interest in your partner multiplies and stays at a permanently high level and sex is off the charts pleasurable.
 
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