The Truth About Testosterone and Low Libido

Jun 10, 2022

You may have heard the rumour that high testosterone levels in women equals high libido, whereas low testosterone equals low libido. Let’s start off by saying this myth is completely false. In fact, Jordin has worked with countless women with high testosterone and low libido and vice versa. One in two women will experience sexual disfunction in their lifetime - there is no real connection to testosterone levels and sex drive, however this myth has been perpetuated throughout society to the point that it’s considered a fact for many women.


The Spread Of Misinformation

You may be wondering, where did this myth even come from? There are many instances of research being done on men, and then taking the results and just applying them to women. This is one of those cases. 

The only truth to this myth is that it’s very damaging for women, especially for women entering menopause. Of course, testosterone levels do decrease as we age (for both men and women), but there seems to be a belief that as those levels decrease so does our libido. Women have come to just accept that their libido  declining is a natural part of aging - leading them to avoid seeking help or treatment.

The fact is, women can have a fulfilling and satisfying sex life for as long as they want to, so it’s sad to see that women are giving up on decades of pleasure. This not only impacts women’s self-esteem and mental health, but it also greatly impacts their relationship.


How To Increase Libido

Libido is a multifaceted issue that’s typically tied to more than just your biological function. If you’re noticing your libido has seriously decreased, it could be a sign of an underlying medical or hormonal condition, in which case you should be consulting your healthcare provider. 

In most cases however, you can increase your libido by taking a look and addressing the bigger picture - what your beliefs, experiences and expectations are. Here are three tips to help increase libido:


  1. Belief and Mindset - What you’ve been taught and believe about sex and pleasure is going to dictate everything. Do you feel like sex is dirty? How was it spoken about when you grew up? Was it bad or wrong? These beliefs (whether you think you’ve left them in the past or not) can still impact the sex and pleasure you are having today. You need to reframe your mindset about what pleasure means to you as a starting point.
  2. Feminine Burnout - If you’re constantly exhausted, feeling overworked and under-appreciated, you’re likely what we refer to as a “superwoman” (read more about that here). Feminine Burnout can greatly impact your libido, so it’s important to address the cycle and start making steps to break through that superwoman conditioning. 
  3. Functional Depression - If you feel like you’re just checking boxes and getting through your day, you’re not alone. Women suffering from functional depression often come off as happy and put-together on the outside, while feeling like they’re falling apart on the inside. This low mood really affects your libido so it’s definitely something that should be addressed by visiting your healthcare provider.


Further Steps To Take

If you’re looking for even more ways to increase your pleasure and live the life you deserve, we’d love to work with you.

Not sure where to start? We’re here to help. Take a look at our available programs

Be sure to listen to episode #57 on Apple or Spotify to learn more about the testosterone myth.


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