I am a 27 year old male and was wondering if there was anything I could take to decrease my sexual drive or stop it altogether?

Your query is a very rare one as most men are constantly on the look out for ways to increase their sex drive. Many individuals consider talking and thinking about sex to be a forbidden act as this is a notion that has been passed on from generation to generation. However, it is essential to bear in mind that thinking about sex and wanting to experience it is absolutely normal, especially considering that sex is a part and parcel of life. The curiosity regarding sex usually sets in at puberty when a person becomes aware of his or her body and the testosterone levels increase, resulting in an increase in sex drive. Men who think that they have a high sex drive are usually those who have not experienced sex or are afraid of their desires and urges and are scared of what people might think of them. But, on becoming sexually active, those needs are satisfied thus resulting in a realization that their sex drive is utterly normal.

There are a number of ways that can help with reducing your sex drive. However, there are no known ways to stop it all together. Keeping your self occupied constantly will ensure that you don’t have the time or inclination to think about sex, leave alone having the energy to even want to do anything. Fatigue is one of the factors that hamper sex drive but constant fatigue and stress can result in other health related issues as well. Engaging in a hobby like reading, photography or just watching television will help in diverting your thoughts. Physical exercise will help in directing your pent up energy towards staying healthy. An hour or so at the gym will prove beneficial in building lean muscle, thus improving your physique and at the same time, keeping your mind occupied. Meditation and deep breathing exercises will also help in relaxing the body and calming the mind.

To lower sex drive, it is essential that you avoid pornography in any form and any activity that you know will excite you. Testosterone is the principal hormone responsible for regulating libido or sex drive in men. Zinc is the mineral that helps in increasing testosterone levels in the body. Oysters, nuts, beans, red meats, poultry and dairy products are rich sources of zinc and reducing their intake may help in reducing sex drive. However, it is recommended that you consult a doctor before making any changes in your dietary pattern as a zinc deficiency can cause various disorders.

answered by G M

Unless there is a very strong reason for you wanting to decrease or stop your sex drive altogether, you must not try any such thing. The sex drive is part of a normal, healthy body, and it should not be suppressed to such an extent. If you want, you can try to fight the urge, but it would be foolish to assume that you can stop it altogether, because no matter what you do, the natural human sexual urge will manifest itself.

In order to control what may be determined as unusually excessive sexual desire, you can resort to Yoga, which will enable you with greater overall bodily control of all your functions and ablutions. There are actually aasans that you can learn which will teach you to master your bodily urges. You would, of course, have to reach quite an advanced level of Yoga for this kind of achievement. Another ploy you can use is to tire yourself out so much that your body cannot think of performing sexually at the end of the day. This can be achieved by heavy exercise early in the morning, followed by a strenuous work day. Fatigue is the best way to get rid of sexual desire.

answered by G M

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