By: Joe Graedon April 7, 2016 3 Comments
    Will Extra Testosterone Help or Hurt the Heart?

    The FDA has warned men that taking extra testosterone may increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, but a new study of 755 men showed that those on testosterone were actually less prone to heart…

    By: Joe Graedon March 3, 2016 5 Comments
    Is Flibanserin, the Female Sex Pill, A Big Fizzl…

    An article published in JAMA Internal Medicine this week reports that the new female libido-enhancing drug flibanserin (Addyi) led to "one-half of an additional sexually satisfying encounter per month…

    By: Joe Graedon February 28, 2016 13 Comments
    What Are the Pros and Cons of Testosterone Thera…

    Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been one of the most controversial and contentious treatments in medicine for decades. Now, TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) is following a similar trajecto…

    By: Joe Graedon December 31, 2012 4 Comments
    Is There Help for Lasting Sexual Side Effects?

    Q. Now that I'm nearing divorce court (in large part due to sexual difficulties), I was dismayed by the response to a person inquiring about finasteride (Proscar). I have every single side effect in y…

    By: Joe Graedon August 2, 2012 2 Comments
    X-Rated Movies Won’t Reverse Sexual Side E…

    Q. Is it normal for a 54-year-old man to start watching porno? Over the last year or so my husband has had some trouble getting and holding an erection. This has led to a serious marital conflict. He …

    By: Terry Graedon June 18, 2012 7 Comments
    Libido Imbalance Threatens Marriage

    Q. My husband has a very low sex drive and little or no desire for any physical contact. In contrast, I have an extremely high sex drive and touch is important to me. It is killing me to not have thes…

    By: Joe Graedon March 1, 2012 2 Comments
    Can DHEA Turbo-Charge Sex Life?

    Q. Is DHEA a safe way to increase testosterone and improve libido? My wife and I take good care of ourselves, but we do have some health problems that require medications. Our sex life has suffered ov…

    By: Terry Graedon October 14, 2010 3 Comments
    Drug Fails to Boost Female Libido

    A medication that supposed to boost women's libido has flamed out. Flibanserin was hyped as the female Viagra because it was expected to improve sexual arousal. Researchers initially thought this comp…

    By: Joe Graedon March 25, 2010 4 Comments
    What Women Can Do for Sexual Dissatisfaction

    Dr. Anita Clayton is one of the country's leading experts on female sexuality. We talked with her recently about hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or low libido. She discussed the use of bupropion an…

    By: Terry Graedon March 3, 2010 1 Comments
    Bupropion Helpful Against Low Sex Drive

    Women with low libido may find that it contributes to relationship problems. There is new data to suggest that one particular antidepressant might help improve hypoactive sexual desire disorder. While…

    By: Joe Graedon January 12, 2008 3 Comments
    Testosterone To Boost Libido In Women?

    Q. What do you know about compounded testosterone cream? I am a 64-year-old woman with a very low libido. A friend of a friend uses this cream before sex, applying it to the inner thighs. She has grea…

    By: Joe Graedon October 3, 2007 1 Comments
    Solutions For Low Sex Drive In Menopausal Women

    Q. Is there a solution for menopausal women who have lost their desire for sex? I am 54 and have talked to my OB/GYN about this. Over-the-counter DHEA prohormone tablets were suggested, but they didn'…

    By: Joe Graedon August 22, 2007 5 Comments
    Lipitor May Lower Libido

    Q. What can I do about a flagging libido? I'm 66 years old and in very good health, with no bad habits. My only medication is Lipitor to lower cholesterol. My much younger wife and I used to have a vi…

    By: Joe Graedon April 30, 2007 0 Comments
    Does Phentermine Lower Libido?

    Q. I am a 35-year-old woman who lives a very active and busy life. I work three jobs and have a family with three teenage boys. The problem is that within the last two years my sexual drive has dwindl…