sexual drive


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Related to sexual drive: sexual orientation, Hypoactive sexual desire disorder
Psychiatry One of 2 primal drives—the other is the aggressive drive—per Freud’s dual-instinct theory
Sexology The personal and subjective desire or readiness to engage in an erotosexual activity

sexual drive

Sexology One of 2 primal drives–the other is the aggressive drive–per Freud's dual-instinct theory; the subjective desire for erotosexual activity. See Libido.
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The men said that they fear adopting a method like male sterilization because of its perceived impact on their sexual drive, which would ultimately encourage female sexual infidelity.
This ideology defined Kesey's early career, locating the masculine self in a primal, instinctual sexual drive that he believed men impulsively seek to satisfy.
IT'S common for women to lose their libido after giving birth, but some new dads lose their sexual drive too.
This instrument addresses multiple domains including sexual drive, erectile dysfunction, and overall sexual satisfaction.
It is thought to aid sexual drive by increasing the respiration rate, which boosts the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream.
Hormone suppression can cause enlarged breasts, decreased muscle mass, reduced sexual drive, depression, elevated cholesterol, and other damaging effects.
Green described homosexuality as "abnormal, a horrible tumour in the body of society" and he said homosexual are "perverts, whose sexual drive the Devil has used as his strongest weapon against God.
Falling levels of testosterone lead to a loss of sexual drive and potency.
Among the effects discussed are myocardial hypertrophy and cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular accidents, high blood pressure, altered lipid profiles, embolism, infertility, decreased thyroxine, association with prostatic disease, increased sexual drive, changes in metabolism, dermatological conditions, decreased immunity; increased infections due to injecting, musculoskeletal problems, and psychological effects.
That super-caution may have been in evidence in December, when an advisory committee recommended against a controversial testosterone patch to increase women's sexual drive, citing potential risks of breast cancer and heart disease.