Female Hormones Messes Up with Men's Sexuality, Prolactin Effects..
Female Hormones Messes Up with Men’s Sexuality
Most men with a steady partner are aware of that one special period in the month were the ladies are specially better left alone and cared for. Blame it on the hormones, or the over all sensitivity, or how ever you would like to name it; fact is, during the monthly period time the swinging level of female hormones cause our ladies to be more sensitive, less approachable, and “not having the nerves” to talk and walk. Same situation is present during pregnancy when the female hormones levels start to change and the ladies go trough different emotional and mood phases. Pretty messed up, right?
So these female hormone level changes in the female body can pretty much put your sexual life on a hold; if she does not feel like having sex, she just doesn’t, and period. The female hormones in her body will send you to have a beer with the guys and watch a game more often than you may wish for. Blame it on the female hormones….so easy, right? Well, not exactly.
Men’s Female Hormones!
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What if we told you that the same hormone so important for female sexuality and pregnancy is existing in the male body, too, and can directly mess up with your sexuality and psychology?
If you are a physically superior built gentleman who loves to work out and is just a stallion, always ready and never satisfied, you may lough and say “… there is no way that I have anything else fueling my engines than testosterone…”. well, not quite right.
Generally said, both human genders do have the same types of hormones regulating all processes in the body. The difference is between their levels and the right balance of hormones. Hormones are basically the regulators of all physiological functioning in the body and their imbalance can pretty much mess up many things.
What is Prolactin?
In this article we are specifically referring to prolactin, the better known “female hormones”. While the hormone prolactin is normally associated with stimulating breast milk production in women, a new study finds that it’s also a major culprit in sexual problems in men. See, now your testosterone makes new friend with your feminine side of hormones.
In a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine involving nearly 3,000 European men ages 40 to 79, with consideration of their testosterone and prolactin levels, body mass indexes, and blood cholesterol and sugar levels, and their provided answers about their general health, alcohol consumption, smoking, and their sex life revealed interesting findings about the female hormone prolactin and its effects in the male body.
Men with low prolactin had more issues with sexual and psychological health, while men with lower than average levels of prolactin, although still within the normal range, reported that their sexual issues were getting worse, including their ability to orgasm. Low prolactin was also associated with high body mass index and lower levels of exercise, as well as just generally feeling unhealthier.
Furthermore, prior studies found that high prolactin levels were associated with lower sexual desire in men and erectile dysfunction.
And this is the simple math of life; too much or too little of the same good stuff, here the female hormone prolactin, can negatively affect us in our daily activities.
If you have recently noticed any changes in your sexual desire or erection quality, or generally feel more exhausted and low in energy, speak with your health care professional about a simple blood test that can help determine any possible hormonal imbalances. Your doctor then can help to bring the male and female side of your hormones in a better balance improving your overall health and sexual life.