Instead, I asked why there would be saltpeter in our water we were required to down two glasses prior to every meal. It turns out, as I found later, that there has been a longstanding belief that the military, prisons, ships, or even colleges and summer camps sneak saltpeter into food or water in an effort to decrease the male libido. Basically, anywhere men are separated from women, the organizations do not want them to be distracted, or to become restless and thus misbehave because they are overwhelmed by sexual desire. It is true that most men in military training experience a decrease in sex drive.
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Prescription Medications Can Cause Sexual Dysfunction
Top Rated Hospitals See All. Twitter Facebook LinkedIn. Sexual Dysfunction and Medication. While medications are extremely useful in treating various diseases and conditions, sometimes they can cause unwanted side effects—one of which can be sexual dysfunction.
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Sign up for AARP's monthly Lifestyle newsletter for entertainment news, healthy living tips and more. Indeed, studies show that prescription medications are responsible for as many as one of every four cases of sexual dysfunction — and this figure may understate the extent of the problem. How they can cause sexual dysfunction: Researchers say that by limiting the availability of cholesterol, a building block of hormones, these drugs likely interfere with the production of testosterone, estrogen and other sex hormones.
If you suspect your low libido might be related to your medication, talk to your doctor. He or she will probably be able to suggest an alternative. Depression is a well known libido killer, but so are some antidepressants. Prozac, Zoloft, and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors SSRIs improve mood by raising serotonin. You have options.