Contrary to popular belief, men aren't always raring to go all day every day. And surprisingly, guys can have long-term dips in desire just like women. In fact, 14.4 percent of men reported a distressing lack of sexual interest lasting at least two months in the past year, according to a new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Read on to discover some of the most common reasons why he may not be in the mood.
His Sexual Confidence is Low
Men with low confidence levels in their erectile function were more likely than other men to report a lack of desire in this study. "Even just one incident of erectile dysfunction for a lot of guys can create a cycle where they think it could happen again and their whole libido lowers," says sex therapist Brandy Engler, Ph.D., author of The Men on my Couch. If your guy is having trouble getting or keeping an erection, take the focus off of that for a while and put it onto something else, like kissing, fondling, or your own pleasure. Check out more surprising reasons he's not in the mood at Women's Health: 6 Reasons He Doesn't Want To Have Sex
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