Why Low T Could Be Harming Your Relationship

By Martin Miner, MD

For many men, the connection between low testosterone and sexual intimacy may seem complicated. But in reality, it’s not.

Symptoms of low T can vary from man to man—and some men can be completely asymptomatic—but research shows that three of the most common symptoms are low libido, loss of spontaneous erections, and erectile dysfunction (ED).

In fact, researchers from the European Study of the Aging Male found that men who experienced two out of these three symptoms were more likely to have low testosterone.

Understanding how these symptoms—low libido, loss of spontaneous erections, and ED—are the most sensitive signs of low T, it’s easy to see how testosterone deficiency can lead to difficulties with sexual intimacy.

Here are some of the most common difficulties I hear about in my work with couples when a partner is diagnosed with low T:

Difficulty Achieving a Satisfying Sex Life

Loss of sexual desire and difficulty getting and staying hard when aroused can take a big toll on intimate relationships.

When date night rolls around, there’s usually an expectation to make love—but when that expectation falls short, it can create serious frustrations for both you and your partner. 

This frustration, or in some cases even shame, can also be exacerbated by cultural and societal pressures to perform. When a guy loses the desire or ability to make love, he often feels like he’s lost a part of his manhood, too.

My Partner is No Longer Interested in Me

Oftentimes, the first response from partners of men exhibiting signs of low libido as a result of low T is that they’re no longer interested in their partner.

In many cases, the partner is the first to even recognize this loss of desire—especially when the change is subtle. And when their partner no longer wants to make love, it’s easy for them to personalize this issue—assuming that the problem has to do with them rather than a hormonal imbalance.

Of course, this is not the case. But these changes caused by low T can cause a lot of distress for a couple. 

What’s more, many couples find it difficult to talk openly about these changes with one another, making it impossible to address the root of the problem and inevitably extending the cycle of these changes.

How Vault Can Help

We know how difficult it can be for men to seek help and get answers from their medical providers. But at Vault, we make the process fast, easy, and convenient. 

By offering virtual consultations, in-home testing, and discreet deliveries, we help guys to identify possible hormonal imbalances and address the root problem with personalized treatments.

Our TRT, Sex Kit, and Libido Kit treatment plans can help you restore your testosterone levels and resume a healthy and satisfying sex life. Book an online visit today to see how Vault can help you and your partner reignite your connection.

DISCLAIMER: This article is for general information purposes only, does not constitute medical advice and is not intended to be relied upon for medical diagnosis or treatment.  If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911 or contact a medical practitioner immediately.  Consistent with Vault Health, Inc.’s website privacy policy, Vault Health, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content found at links to other websites.

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