How to Lower a Man's Sex Drive

Male hypersexuality can be a problem, especially if you're single or in a relationship where the other person's libido is at a different level. Dealing with high libido is somewhat complicated, as there is no single cause for it and it can be difficult to determine a solution.

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Step 1

Talk to your doctor about the possibility of taking medication. A number of drugs lower libido as a side effect, so they can be useful to you even if you don't need them for their main purpose. Examples include drugs to treat prostate enlargement, antidepressants and hormonal treatment (such as progesterone).

Step 2

Stay away from stimulating films or literature. Anything that is overtly sexual or has strong innuendos will get you in the frame of mind for sex. If you find yourself gravitating toward it, find ways to keep yourself occupied and away from these things. This can be anything from a hobby to taking a class to going out for lunch.

Step 3

Talk to a therapist to see if there's an underlying issue that is causing you to have a high libido. It's also important to determine whether yours is just a case of being hyperactive sexually or if you might be suffering from a sex addiction. Sex addicts don't get any feelings of lasting satisfaction from sex and are always in search of it. If rejected, they can get angry or unusually hurt.

Step 4

Keep yourself busy. The less free time you have, the less chances you will spend time focusing on sex. Also, being on the run all day can make you tired, which will in turn reduce your sex drive. Use your day to pursue your goals and then you won't feel like you're overworking yourself for the wrong reasons.

Step 5

Exercise more. It releases tension and relieves sexual stress. According to, a high libido may sometimes be the body's response to not getting enough exercise and looking for ways to cope. Keep yourself moving and take up sports that don't overstimulate your imagination (spending time in a pool or at the beach might not be the best idea) and are challenging but fun.

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