can diabetes affect the male sexy drive?

By tinkerbell54 Latest Reply 2013-04-01 22:26:36 -0500
Started 2013-04-01 06:56:07 -0500

When my husband was in his 20 u could not stop him. but now he's in 50 he's not as well that great . He tries but its ok. Tinkkerbell54

8 replies

IronOre 2013-04-01 22:20:53 -0500 Report

Like others have said, yes it can . . . but even for a non-diabetic 50 years old is probably typical for things to start going down.
You got a little bit of preaching below - including what the definition of libido is, so I don't need to go into any of that - but my best suggestion is to have him talk it over with his doc, maybe it will take something as simple as a handful of green M&M's or a can of black olives that will get him purring again :)

snuggles11 2013-04-01 22:19:09 -0500 Report

Y'all making me sad to hear the truth !
New type 2 just over a month !
All the thing I've been reading is really
Making my head spin !
Because I'm not liking this reality check !

IronOre 2013-04-01 22:23:56 -0500 Report

the people who come in here tend to bring out, and dwell, on the negatives of being a diabetic . . . I have been Type 1 for almost 38 years, with no complications, so just take it easy and enjoy life.
I am not sure what joy people get about posting so many negative things in here about diabetes, but I guess that's what they like doing.

Stuart1966 2013-04-01 18:39:50 -0500 Report

Hello Tinkerbell54:

There are several components to the issue. The emotional desire for it, or the physical "practice" itself. Not automatically the same thing. One is brain chemistry, the other is the anatomy of assorted musculature and blood flow. The current research seems to show a difference in the physical ability which ED drugs address, and the emotional desire for sexual activities. The common drugs often do nothing for the desire component.

Does he believe there is an issue? Do you? Conversations can easily be had if anyone wants to explore the matter. His urologist, your gyno, anybody's primary physician is the likely starting place to locate meaningful assistance…

JiMMy DCC 2013-04-01 16:57:10 -0500 Report

Sadly it's hit me as well. But as my Doctor said it's no longer a taboo to discuss ED. And things like Viagra or Cialis will help you be like you were 15 years ago.

I have to say that it's amazing how it helps you emotionally as well as physically. I personally would like to have you tell him it's ok. It's very common. And to ask his GP for samples. See what works the best.

jayabee52 2013-04-01 10:19:15 -0500 Report

Why, yes it can and it does. (I am sad to say) It also affects the male libido, (urge to mate) and makes men suffer from ED.

It also does affect ladies as well in that neuropathy affects even the female organs and lowers the sensitivity down there.

However when "Jem" was alive, and we really weren't able to complete "the act" as I could have in my 20s to 40s, but we did have a nice time giving one another pleasure and physically expressing our love for one another .