Published June 15 2012
Five things women should know about men’s sexual health
- He may not be aware he has an STD. By age 25, half of all sexually active people in the U.S. have contracted an STD, and the most prevalent diseases can be completely asymptomatic.
- No, he’s not always in the mood. Mood disorders or intermittent mood disturbances, like a bout of anxiety, dampen desire.
- It’s natural for his sex drive to drop. Levels of testosterone, the hormone that fuels the male libido, drop 1 to 2 percent every year once a man turns 30.
- Most men experience erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives. Dr. Dan Dahl says ED can be caused by both cardiovascular issues and psychosocial issues.
“If they have difficulty on one or two occasions, that can cause anxiety, which can compound the issue,” the Sanford physician says.
- Nearly half the time, he’s the infertile one. Sperm count, shape and motility are the major factors in male infertility.