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A bit of an intimate question

(8 Posts)
fivecupsoftea Mon 12-May-14 14:33:54

Has anyone got any clue what causes high libido? I have it and I feel a bit uncomfortable during the day at times. I don't feel 100% well in other ways, and I was wondering if the high libido, (if I knew what was causing it) might give me a clue to the rest of my health problems. I mentioned it to the doctor but she didn't really say much.

PurplePunkPrincess Mon 12-May-14 15:14:51

I don't think there are any health problems that could cause a high libido. I also have this 'problem'

I did read a funny article about the downside of a woman's high sex drive (written by and to men) and one of the reasons a woman has a high sex drive is down to never feeling fully satisfied. I can honestly say that after a full session I have often felt I have 'run out' of orgasms but by the morning or next day may feel just as horny, I don't think it's from not feeling fully satisfied.

What are the health concerns you have out of interest?

1959feelingyoung Mon 12-May-14 20:43:59

Look up a condition called PGAD. Sounds like that to me.

fivecupsoftea Tue 13-May-14 14:23:05

Thanks so much 1959 for the suggestion. I looked up PGAD, one of the first things I read is that it is often associated with restless leg syndrome. I get that a bit. It also mentions neuropathy. I have POTS which is associated with neuropathy. I didn't think I had any neuropathy.

Mitchy1nge Tue 13-May-14 14:25:47


Mitchy1nge Tue 13-May-14 14:26:20

(have bipolar and can suffer from the most terrible and unrelenting horn)

shouldnthavesaid Tue 13-May-14 19:36:05

Do you mean a physical sensation of arousal or just a desire (i.e. not always feeling aroused)?

If it's the former, I'd persist with the doctor. Try and mention how much it affects your life - i.e. if you orgasm too easily/randomly, if you have to masturbate very frequently to relieve the sensation, if you can't concentrate on basic tasks, ask DP for sex a lot, etc, if you're becoming sore down there, etc.

If it's it the latter, would still persist with the doctor but it could easily be boredom, or a means of relieving frustration from something else..

Have you had your hormones tested, for testosterone levels etc?

Some of us have a high libido anyway, regardless of anything specific causing it, mine has always been quite high to be honest.

fivecupsoftea Tue 13-May-14 21:53:34

Thanks for the suggestions Shouldn'thave. I think I'm just going to leave it. I'm a bit uncomfortable with it at times, but I can live with it. My recent experiences have left me with no faith in doctors. I don't want to take medication for it and that is all they seem to offer.

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