Three Ways Androgens Affect Your Sex Drive

Mar 18, 2023
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What are androgens, and how could they potentially be affecting your libido?

What are androgens, and how do they affect your sex drive? 

An androgen is any natural or synthetic steroid hormone that regulates the development and maintenance of male characteristics in vertebrates by binding to androgen receptors.

Androgens take three main actions on female sexual function:

1) Accelerate libido by fueling a woman's psychosexual stimulation.
2) Increase blood flow and sensitivity to the external genitalia.
3) Amp up the intensity of sexual satisfaction.

Contact your primary care physician to receive what is called a  free androgen index (FAI) to measure androgen levels. FAI tests the blood to measure total testosterone presence. 

If you would like further information about how your androgen levels may be affecting your sex drive or overall health, or guidance on the next steps toward balancing your hormones; please feel free to contact us at contact@drerikahorowitz.com for a consultation! 

Be well!

Dr. Horowitz and Team