Q&A on Sex and Intimacy

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We had a great time hosting our second live webinar last week. This time the Q&A session was focused on Sex & Intimacy. As a hormone doctor—since testosterone is the key hormone in sex function—I get asked questions about sex all the time. Testosterone controls your desire for sex and your ability to function well during sex, so when people come to see me to get their hormones balanced, conversations about their sex drive and what is considered “normal” naturally come up. Some of these topics can be uncomfortable to discuss anywhere other than in the doctor’s office. So, I am constantly answering the types of questions that people would never ask their friends and family.

Since I have realized this need, I have wanted to provide a safe place where people could ask questions about sex anonymously. We began the webinar by answering the question I hear most often, “I have experienced a complete loss for desire for sex and intimacy. How can I get it back?” This is usually the main reason people come see me. One person will bring their partner along because one of them has a strong sex drive and the other doesn’t. There are many reasons for a decreased sex drive, but after getting their testosterone replaced, 90% of my patients get their libido back. Some of my patients even experience their orgasmic functions working for the first time. Balancing their hormones oftentimes allows my patients to wean off medications they were taking for cholesterol or depression that were suppressing their sex drive.

You can watch the hour-long Q&A session below.

We received so many wonderful questions during this webinar. Some of ones we focused on were:

  • Once couples get their desire for sex back, what would you advice them to do in their relationship to heal the tension that has built up from a  discontent in the sexual relationship? Communication is key, but Brett gives some great insight as a phycologist.
  • What are the negative effects of testosterone replacement for women? We discuss whether or not testosterone causes unwanted hair growth and several methods we use to address that side effect.
  • What does it cost and does insurance cover hormone replacement? Currently it is only covered for men, but we outline things you can do to urge your insurance company to treat women equally. We outline exactly what the cost includes.
  • What is the normal frequency for older couples to have sex? The average times per week has been dropping, but the numbers may surprise you.
  • Do men usually need to continue using medication for Erectile Disfunction after receiving hormone replacement? Testosterone replacement allows men to be aroused, and the desire may cure their ED. We take this on a case by case basis, since there are different factors that affect a man’s blood flow to his penis.
  • Are women supposed to have orgasm every time they have sex? As you age, your release may be different than it was when you were younger. We discuss how sex becomes more about intimacy than just orgasm for men and women.
  • What is the difference between or among the different types of female orgasms? There are 4 different types of female orgasm and we describe the differences between them.
  • How does testosterone replacement affect a man with Type 2 Diabetes? We outline the many positive effects for people with Diabetes.
  • What is the normal testosterone level for men over 50? There is a big difference between “normal” and “healthy.” Age management doctors, like myself, define “normal” as compared to young, healthy men—not men your age.

Thanks for joining us live. Please feel free to share this video with anyone you know that needs to hear that what they are going through is normal and can be changed! Do not lose hope, it is possible to desire and enjoy sex as you age.

If you are interested in learning more or becoming a new patient at BioBalance Health, please visit our New Patient page. You can also call us at 314-993-0963.