Can A High Testosterone Level Be A Reason For A High Sex Drive? If So Are There Meds That Can Lower It? What Are The Risks Of Taking The Med?

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Can A High Testosterone Level Be A Reason For A High Sex Drive? If So Are There Meds That Can Lower It? What Are The Risks Of Taking The Med?

I have a sex addiction. Like any addiction it is making my life unmanageable. I don't want to stop having sex..its that I think about it a lot. My addiction has lead me to "act out " in ways that I regret.

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Hi there

You may want to read my article on sexual addiction over on our depression site. Sex addiction has less to do with hormones and more to do with psychological issues. Many people who have a sex addiction also suffer from other psychiatric problems such as depression and/or anxiety. Some have a history of sexual abuse.

If you feel that a sex addiction is messing up your life, it is time to seek the help of a trusted therapist.

I wish you the best of luck and thank you for your question.

Answered by Merely Me