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The Hormone of Desire is the first book to fully reveal the benefits of testosterone supplements for menopausal women and is an invaluable tool for women and their doctors. About the Author Susan Rako, M.D., is a Boston-based psychiatrist. While hormones play an important part when it comes to sex and desire, their role is complex, intertwined and, despite years of research, still difficult to pin down.

Here’s what we do know: While numerous hormones are involved in sexual desire and sex itself, two of the main ones appear to be estrogen and testosterone. Hormones & desire. Hormones associated with the menstrual cycle appear to drive sexual attraction more than we know.

By Bridget Murray Law. March 2011, Vol 42, No. 3. Your hormones and your sex drive are intricately linked—and it’s well known that the hormonal fluctuations caused by pregnancy, breastfeeding, the menstrual cycle, and menopause can all impact your desire for sex.

Your Sex Hormones Your body produces three hormones—chemical messengers—that influence your sex drive. Estrogen is known as the female sex hormone. It helps to. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are hormones that affect a woman’s sexual desire and functioning. When it comes to sexual desire, the most influential hormone is testosterone.

Though it’s often considered a male hormone, testosterone — like estrogen– is present in both men and women, though the proportions differ between the sexes. Testosterone is the hormone of desire – it is the key component to a healthy sex drive, including sexual desire, sexual responsiveness and sensitivity. sexual desire. Also, drops in testosterone with age may trigger something of a male menopause, or “andropause.” Yet another source of debate is the degree to which hormones may respond to people’s sexual behavior, versus directly influencing it.

Sexual desire and contraception Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone all play a role in female sexual desire — also called libido — and sexual functioning. Due to hormonal fluctuations, females. Progesterone Hormones Progesterone hormones can affect many of the other bodily functions that influence sexual desire.

For example, irregular periods and extreme fatigue are both caused by a lack of progesterone hormones and can cause loss of libido. Addyi and Vyleesi are the only medications that are FDA-approved for the treatment of low sexual desire in premenopausal Hormones play an integral role.

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Such desire is based on psychological and physiological drive, although sexual desire does increase in proportion to the level of sex hormones secreted.

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Sexual desire is affected to some extent by estrogen and testosterone levels in the female; consequently, desire may be greatest a few days before ovulation, when estrogen secretion from the follicle is greatest.

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from Pocket Companion to Guyton and Hall-Textbook of Medical Physiology: First South Asia Edition E-Book
by John E. Hall
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

In contrast, sexual desire is inuenced by sex hormones, such as testosterone and oestrogen.

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from Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding
by Scott Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, et. al.
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Sex hormones are secreted by the inner zone (zona reticularis): Androgen hormones are the primary hormones secreted and are needed early for the development of the male reproductive system and then create the testosterone hormone, which is stored and secreted in the male testes, and estrogen hormone in females.

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The hormone of desire.

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from The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, Volume 1
by Raymond J. Corsini, W. Edward Craighead, et. al.
Wiley, 2001

Reproductive hormones and other regulatory mechanisms give us the urge to have sex, which is often reinforced with the pleasant sensations that sexual activity can produce.

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The adrenal cortex is responsible for the small amounts secreted before the pubescent years, but the sex hormone production that accompanies maturation of the gonads is responsible for the biologic changes observed during puberty.

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Since these pathways are central to motivation generally, and especially to pleasure and reward, they may mediate between pubertal hormones and adolescent risk taking, or alternatively they may be maturing independently of hormones.

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It is those that are called up throughout life by the imperative needs of the body— hunger, thirst, sexual desire—hence wish fulfillments in reaction to internal physical stimuli.

“A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis: Top of Sigmund Freud” by Sigmund Freud
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Desire is one, and killing off desire for illicit sex will also kill off the desire for licit sex, which is necessary for the continuation of life.

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  • Bioidentical hormones are super expensive. When I took them I was paying $300/month. This is no way I can afford this for a long time!

  • She is implying that bioidentical hormones are not synthetic which is not always true. Check out Menopause Taylor here on YouTube to be educated with the facts.

  • This was great, been searching for “how to strengthen libido” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across Zenames Yeyila Cure (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now )? Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my buddy got excellent results with it.

  • Everything you mentioned in this video is what we experience in our marriage. We would have sex 3 times per month if I was lucky. She started out having dryness in her twenties and it was said to be painful in her 30s then almost non-existent in her forties, now 50-60 We may have intimacy 1 time per month or more and it has broken my heart.

  • have your blood work done for all main hormones. rise and sleep with the sun getting proper grounded sunshine (safe zone is best). Minimize and
    filter junk light(it is a big deal as we are piezo electric) learn to fast to optimize your body/mind. Investigate strategic choline/cholesterol foods at the right time (main hormones are made during sleep) to upregulate your own hormones and your life in general naturally.

    I am 45 years old (1125ng/dl total T, up from 400). This is the future.

  • I’ve never had that “drive.” I’ve always gone through the motions of life (and sex) have never really felt…excited about the day, motivated to get up in the morning. I’ve been diagnosed with a variety of mental disorders associated with lack of motivation and put on and taken off the medications associated with those diagnoses only to be re-diagnosed as something different. I’ve had my hormone levels checked, my doctor said they were normal, my thyroid is slightly on the slower side of normal but nothing to be concerned about. I have found the only thing that gets me out of bed and through the day are stimulants, because my newest diagnosis is ADHD and those meds give you energy in general. I don’t believe I’m ADHD (I think it’s overly diagnosed and the meds are too easily prescribed) but I do and have found the meds are all I have to be functioning at the rate I am required to at this point in my life. I would honestly like to have an opportunity to find a doctor that would be willing to go beyond the “usual” but it’s impossible in our current health system in BC, Canada. I’m 27, have been aware of “feeling this way” since I was 13. What now?

  • Wait I want to know more about how the researcher divided the women in two groups. Fertility based on hormone levels? Did she forget pcos women? I need to check that Ted talk out

  • Let me tell you how it really is for real women. We get married, take birth control to keep from having kids we can’t afford because it takes two of us to make a living. Then we get pregnant, have and care for our kids. We’re done with childbearing, have our tubes tied and our periods get heavier. Then after a few years we grow fibroids and get endometriosis, have to have an emergency hysterectomy, our hormones are instantly erased and we are in full blown menopause. We do everything we can to preserve our youth, stay sane and attempt to have a normal marriage and sex life. Then our man either can’t get it up or keep it up and we women are the ones doing the suffering and nothing is said about the male part of any of it.

  • Libido is a primal instinct that needs to be controlled and over-come by using self-discipline if we are to ever evolve into a self-actualized human beings.

  • For me its a pleasure doing sex but not the same with my GF. I didn’t know where to go but searched the net and reached Planet Ayurveda and got Tribulus Power Pack and a few diet tips that have made her sex-crazy She just returns from her job and jumps on to my bed and have sex, it’s not that bad she says. WOW!

  • My wife is an athlete and her coach says she should stop taking cyproterone acetate (birth control). Do you recommend this doctor?

  • Thank you!!!!!! I wish I had this info when I was 45. I am 50 and feeling pretty crappy going to get some bio-identical hormone therapy pronto! Thanks again for giving this talk! PS to the haters: What do you get out of it? Just remember that hate corrodes the vessel that is carrying it the most. It is hurting YOU! Get some help!

  • Menopausal problems are frequently marginalized, ignored or dismissed as inevitable. We are told it’s just a consequence of getting older and we should just ‘deal with it’. But as someone with about one-third of my life yet to live, I refuse to face it as a dried up old biddy without hope. I found a doctor who was willing to give me bioidentical hormone treatment after a few misteps with the synthetics which simply do not work for me and now I feel like a normal human being again. It’s a shame that women beyond child bearing age are so quickly relegated to a rocking chair. With HRT we can be just as productive, and sexy, as women decades younger. I hope more doctors will begin to realize the benefits of treating hormonal imbalance effectively. A happy woman will pay for good treatment, continue to work longer, shop more, be around for their children and grandchildren…give and get good sex, and did I mention PAY for that good treatment? How much more convincing do they need?

  • Omg i am going through all of this RIGHT NOW!! I feel so relieved to hear a doctor talk about this, talk about ME and offer a solution. THANK GOD. So now to find a doctor who speaks like this doctor… ����������

  • Thanks for the info! Do you recommend Bioidentical Progesterone Cream for all the menopausal issues? I´m 59 and suffer from hot flashes galore since the age of 47, they afect my sleep tremendously…I also have decreased libido. Thank you so much.

  • I am 22 years old, so I’m nowhere near pre-menopause, let alone menopause. But I suffer from endometriosis.
    The most difficult challenge I have had to face was finding the right treatment for me (I consider myself extremely lucky, many many women don’t even get diagnosed).
    All gynecologists prescribe the same birth control pills. I have experienced awful side effects and started having other issues related to those drugs (related to my mental state, my guts health and my thyroid function).
    Everyone told me I was crazy and that birth control doesn’t cause those issues.
    After two years of research, I have re-balanced my hormones with specific supplements and a particular dieting program.

    Everything, from drugs to nutrition, has to be tailored to a person’s genome.

  • Transwomen are taking the same hormones in, in a harder dosis, most of the time earlier than women in their menopause. Could they use personalised hormones too? The cancer risk is pretty high for them.

  • I met Dr Mary Caire several years ago when I was Director of Nursing at a Frisco surgery center. I have always known her as an amazing and compassionate physician. I also spent nearly 20 years in naturopathic nutrition, so I was so very excited to watch her transition her practice into a wellness and anti-aging institute. Knowing full well the impact of natural and bio-specific treatment, I have seen patients make recoveries from ailments that they thought they would have for however long their life endured. As for me, I had two accidents three years ago that left me with chronic pain, loss of any zeal for living, zero libido and thoughts that this life was just not worth living. I didn’t feel like getting up in the mornings, let alone make the most of any day. I have undergone 8 surgeries in the last two years.  I have been under Dr Caire’s treatment for a a few months now. The impact of her treatment has already turned my life around.  My husband and I are going dancing again for the first times in almost three years. Once again are having great sex!!!!! I am going and doing like never before. I am sleeping so much better and once again looking forward to every single day as they are just getting better and better. Thank you Mary Caire for transitioning your practice that treats patients as individuals and for making such a huge impact on my life wellness.

  • There is no such thing as anti-aging. Its called time and gravity. Aging is a beautiful natural part of life. Aging is not a disease. Im all for getting laid more though.

  • 0:16 this is a common myth and I’m disappointed that you guys perpetuated it throughout this video. Hormones exist for myriad purposes, and there are many of them; androgens, however, do exist primarily to drive sexual behavior.

  • Hi, i am a woman but i think i have more testosterone in my body. I have a muscular body. Can i take estorgen to give me a more femine body.

  • Mam I’m male my testosterone are very high than average male. But I don’t have genes of baldness but they have consulted me to not eat more red meat and my heart attack chances are 3 times higher. It affects me mentally and physically both.

  • Mam I am 15 years old and I have periods at the age of 14 and I have no periods from almost 5 months I also taken pills but i see no results what should I do i am soo scared plz tell me fast

  • I’m 22 year old. I have facial hairs not so much but little more than others but have excess body hairs.. My body is faty but I have little breast size which always made me angry and depressed. Doc said I haven’t pcos and my testosterone level is also not so higher than normal… I don’t know what the causes behind this all..

  • Phage therapy I’d say are described here except as with hpv have torn piercings but must remain pierced clean the therapy will go towards where the piercings are

  • I’m 26 and been diagnosed with early menopause. I’m on progesterone and estrogen now for HRT (bioidentical) and hope that it’ll help.. the insomnia, depression and hot flashes are unbearable.

  • My acne is very bad and i can apparently grow a beard.. i also notice hair all over my body. Is this caused because of testerone? I’ve had this problem for like 3 years but lately its been getting worse (im 14)

  • Build up libido and focus on your crown chakra (energy center) and experience a sustained high all day, instead of orgasming (which is not as sustained).

  • i know this video is pretty old and no one will see it (most likely) but i need help.

    basically i started puberty when i was around 7/8 and i got my first period when i was 10. i had bad acne since i was 8-12, i’m still 12 and recently i’ve gone on doxycycline to stop my acne, it was due to high testosterone levels and a symptom of high testosterone levels is smaller breasts, since i had high testosterone for several years, my breasts are small. now that we’re i trying to lower my testosterone levels, will my greats grow normally and naturally or stay small? because if they don’t grow after this i’m thinking about female growth hormones, ( estrogen, progestin). will my breath be normal? or stay small?:(

  • This video is kind of stereotypical and seems to rely on sexist myths a lot(mainly the whole female rivalry part or that men love cars). I hope it’s meant to be ironic but it doesn’t seem to be case.

  • I took testosterone, did it help my desire? Absolutely! BUT I grew facial hair, very bad acne appeared and I gained 40 lbs in 5 months. I was waiting for a third eye and a tail to appear. I felt disgusting in every way. I may want sex now but who would want to have sex with me? It’s been 18 years and that 40 lbs never went away. Diet and exercise didn’t do a thing. More research needs to be done for us. Notice men get a little blue pillwomen get the above and all the baggage that goes with it.

  • Nice Video! Forgive me for the intrusion, I would love your opinion. Have you ever tried Lammywalness Awesome Nights Guide (should be on google have a look)? It is a great one off guide for discovering how to improve your libido without the normal expense. Ive heard some incredible things about it and my m8 after many years got cool success with it.

  • Bio identical hormones are synthetic and a woman died from taking this rubbish They are synthesised in a lab So they are not exactly natural

  • Hey this is pretty good, how about Ava Fortsmire’s approach, pretty amazing right? Doesn’t matter what kind of crazy new age remedies you’ve tried, you can boost your libido in an instant, and enjoy the pleasure that every woman deserves when the time comes to get intimate. Try googling her to see the details.

  • I went through a-lot this year with female issues. Turns out it is Perimenopause. Between all the tests and the hormone therapy to stop me from bleeding to death I lost my sex drive. I used to be on a high sex drive but now I have nothing and I feel dead. This kind of feeling is jarring and scary. I don’t see myself ever being with anyone again because I don’t feel like having sex at all.

  • Highly recommend Christiana Northrup MD online and her books. For most women, a good first step is progesterone cream. Read and research, sisters, it will change your life. But you MUST learn and read.

  • Nice video content! Apologies for chiming in, I would appreciate your opinion. Have you heard the talk about Tonevi Qendeline Secret (just google it)? It is a smashing exclusive product for stopping erectile disfunction (ED) without the normal expense. Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my best friend Jordan after a lifetime of fighting got great success with it.

  • TRT for post menopausal women can do a lot more than enhance their libidos. It turns out that testosterone plays important roles in preventing osteoporosis, dementia, high blood pressure, cognitive decline, cardiovascular disease, muscle atrophy, and even skin wrinkling. Low T in both men and women over the age of about 55 is another “hidden epidemic” that even most “doctors” are still ignorant of much less treating. If one has a blood test, be they male or female, and their “free serum testosterone” serum concentration is below the normal range for that of a person in their twenties, then it’s time to consider TRT. If your test shows you below normal and you feel like cr*p, then there is a high probability that you are feeling the adverse effects of Low T. At a minium, a trial prescription of a transdermal testosterone cream for a month will quickly tell you if that is your problem. Don’t let some “doctor” who does not have the problem yet try to convince you that your symptoms are “all in your head” or that they are “normal for your age”. Nothing could be further from the truth. If your “doctor” is unwilling or incompetent to treat you, then FIRE him or her and find one that can treat you. It’s your life and health and you want a doctor that takes them as seriously as you do! He or she is paid to make you feel better, not try to convince you that feeling weak and sexless is “normal”!

  • My wife says no; I listen!  I have ED but, have a high libido!  I make it as interesting as I can (she says no to toys) but, (I think) she is bored!  She loves me dearly and, I love her but, I just want to be a HUNK just one more time!!  We pleasure each other about one time every three weeks.   HIGH LIBIDO, NO ERECTION, NO HELP…………….Doctor won’t give me meds

  • Mam, I’m 26 yrs old. 100 kg weight. Gotta health check up from a renowned hospital, though I’m from a poor background. ( I couldn’t afford anymore) They said hormonal imbalance and consume lots of water and some excersise.
    But I couldn’t walk for more than 15 minutes and work for 5 minutes. I’m getting a weird unbearable odour from my body..
    Please help me out.
    NOTE: I was 56 kg at the age of 10. And I’m a Psychiatric patient. Diagnosed with schizophrenia around 4 yrs old to my knowledge, but I was not aware of this illness.
    In 2015, I was diagnosed with anxiety and clinical depression. I was on medication and I have gained 20 kgs.
    I would say I’m 90 percent orphan. Because I have no mom, siblings, and genuine friend to share my feelings. I don’t wanna hurt my dad.
    I’m suicidal too..
    I need your help.. please.
    Emergency!

  • Libido is daimonic, and not only is it inherently sinful to want the carnal, even to think of it for one instant intentionally, but it is the gateway to all other sins. One enters Maya, the realm of infinite illusion, loses all sense of self (possessed by the egregore), enters into the Tree of Death and finally, as ones quality is forever entombed in Naraka, ones essence becomes a daimon.

  • In ovulation do lesbians do the same thing but gravitate towards women? I’m a lesbian but these seem hard to notice as stated in the video

  • Hello everyone. I have a friend that has had her ovaries removed and is struggling with weight does anyone have any advice I can pass to her?

  • I really REALLY hope that those are not the people’s real names. Who wants their personal situation discussed with THEIR NAMES mentioned on YouTube. Surely, she made up aliases?

  • I was just told both of this came high on my blood test. I guess i wont be having a child. Which is sad because ive been trying for a year now.