Testosterone Therapy – is a basic HRT treatment provided by the clinic among many other benefits it is proven to enhance the female sexual experience by improving “desire” or libido and sensation by increasing blood flow to the clitoris. In men, it is proven to help the strength of erections, “desire,” libido, as well as, sensation.
- Men – Low libido in men or low sex drive is a common symptom of andropause. Just as low levels of testosterone can inhibit erectile function, testosterone has a strong effect on sex drive in men. Lack of testosterone decreases the libido, sexual response, and erection strength.
- Women –Testosterone is known as a male sex hormone, but women have levels of the hormone in their system as well. The hormone is part of what drives desire, fantasy, and thoughts about sex, and even helps provide the energy for sex in women. Women’s testosterone levels gradually go down as they age, and lower amounts of the hormone can lower muscle mass, affect skeletal health, and decrease sensitivity in the vagina and clitoris, which affects libido. Testosterone may explain why birth control pills might cause a drop in libido. The estrogen from the pill may bind to testosterone and lower women’s sexual desire, Bradley says. Lower testosterone levels are also believed to be the reason sex drive goes down after menopause.