13 November, 2008

Male Sex Hormone Gets Women in the Mood

Postmenopausal women with low sexual desire levels reported improved sexual function after they were treated with a patch in which the male hormone testosterone was applied through the skin, a clinical study has found. However, more studies are needed to confirm the safety of this treatment.

"Many postmenopausal women continue to be sexually active despite a high level of sexual dissatisfaction, engaging in sexual activity to please their partner and maintain domestic harmony," lead author Dr. Susan R. Davis, at Monash University in Prahran, Australia, and fellow researchers note.

While testosterone has proved effective for increasing libido among postmenopausal women who are on hormone replacement therapy, the effectiveness of this approach in women who are not taking estrogen is unknown.

There has also been some concern that testosterone administered without being tempered by another hormone may adversely affect circulating lipid (fat) levels, glucose (sugar) metabolism or breast tissue. Read on >>

1 comment:

Loving Annie said...

Testosterone definitely makes you more horny. Perhaps this is why some women simply have higher sex drives tan others in general.

I think for me as a woman it works this way with increased progesterone making my libido stronger too.

You just have to be careful that all of your hormones are in balance, or your mood swings get bad...