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A subjective awareness of desire for sexual satisfaction, irrespective of sexual activity

sexual desire

Horny, horniness Psychology A subjective awareness of desire for sexual satisfaction, irrespective of sexual activity. See Sexual function.
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Lorexys is an investigational non-hormonal central nervous system (CNS) therapy designed to restore the balance of key neurotransmitters in the brain that affect sexual desire.
The primary endpoint for sexual desire in the first two studies was a response on an electronic diary reporting the highest level of desire over the last 24 hours.
However, discrepancies in sexual desire are not a phenomenon unique to couples seeking therapy.
Based on the clinical trial results presented at ESSM it has the potential to help many women suffering from their lack of sexual desire.
As I will now show, while the Super's ceaseless gazing is framed in a language of objectifying sexual desire, his mode of looking ultimately shifts toward a paradigm of surveillance that is underwritten by racist white power.
Measuring the amount of testosterone in the blood can yield information about problems with the endocrine system and is indicated especially in patients with decreased sexual desire.
Studies show that testosterone-replacement therapy can boost sexual desire, according to a company press release.
Treatment of inability to have orgasms, decreased sexual desire, and arousal disorders has not been attempted in a standardized fashion in women after spinal cord injury.
Medical professionals often use the term "erectile dysfunction" to describe this disorder and to differentiate it from other problems that interfere with sexual intercourse, such as lack of sexual desire and problems with ejaculation and orgasm.
Interrogators who treat the rape as a predictable result of the suspect's natural sexual desire rather than as an act of violence may find that the offender confesses readily.
It is the marked elevation in testosterone in males at the time of puberty that is associated with a marked increase in sexual desire and interest.
Incidence of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD), the most common sexual problem for women increases with age and after certain surgical procedures, particularly removal of the ovaries, and can arise from many causes, including relationship problems, the use of prescription pharmaceuticals, chronic diseases, or chemical imbalances.