It is not a law of life, but after turning 40, a man may begin to feel that he does not have the potency and sexual desire as before. And your concern only compounds the problem. Couples can help their partner to regain his appetite for sex, and for that, it is very important to know the causes of this gradual change in male sexual life and what we can do to avoid the progressive decrease in sexual desire of the forty-year-old man.
Causes of male sex life changes
After age 40, men decrease the production of testosterone, the key hormone of male sexual desire, in a process similar to that of menopause in women.
Low male self-esteem
As always, women are better informed and prepared for menopause, however, most men do not know anything about andropause and when it appears they suffer a drop in their self-esteem. This is the true cause that leads the 40-year-old to look for younger women to reaffirm their attractiveness and sexual potency.
Effects of stress on men
Stress reduces the sex drive in men and women. After the age of forty, the loss of self-esteem causes stress; conflicts at work cause stress; worries with the economic crisis cause stress. And stress, we already know, causes a decrease in desire for sex.
Professional problems and the social future
At the age of 40, either you have succeeded professionally or it will be very difficult to do so. The fight for the long-awaited professional promotion, the fear of unemployment, and the pressure of young professionals (and women, especially) push men into unbridled professional and social dynamics. And the great victim is sex.
The physical decline of man
Youth is not eternal and you cannot fight against a sedentary lifestyle, hair loss, big belly, smoking, and drinking too much alcohol. When the man notices his masculine physical decline in front of the mirror, he loses appreciation for his figure, loses self-esteem, and the desire for sex sinks.
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