- Category: Asexuality 101
- Published on Monday, 22 August 2011 19:01
- Written by Lara Tacita
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People often think that low libido is a cause of Asexuality. Our libidoes fluctuate throughout our lives, but libido does not determine a person‘s sexual orientation. It only determines how often they feel the need to act upon it. When the term Asexuality gets applied to people, it means that the person is attracted to neither gender. Asexuals often have a sex drive that is not directed at anything.
A person who is Asexual does not have a medical condition, a mental condition and does not need the intervention of a professional. When a person’s sex drive suddenly changes, whether they are Asexual or not, it could indicate a deeper problem.
It may simply be part of a natural change. Both men and women produce lower levels of testosterone when they get older. Biosante’s new product, Libigel, is designed to increase the levels of testosterone in post menopausal women.
Asexuals know whether or not they have a libido. Like the sexual person, they will realize that something has changed if their libido suddenly changes, but they may not be bothered by it. Both the sexual and the Asexual need to decide if they need to consult a professional if their libido drops. If a physiological issue is the suspected cause, it is always wise to see a doctor.
(Note: There are far better places to go to find more detailed information that deal with all the issues. The Asexual Sexologist website is a good place to start.)