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Libido and Sexual Health

These supplements may affect sexual desire, satisfaction, and function/wellness.

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Summary of Libido and Sexual Health

These supplements may affect various aspects of sexuality, namely sexual desire (libido), the enjoyment of sex (satisfaction), and sexual function/wellness (erections, lubrication, pain).

Supplements that affect sexuality may do so by altering the levels and signaling of hormones — testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone — related to sexual desire. They may also act indirectly through their affects on fatigue, depression, and stress or affect sexual function by enabling vasodilation in sex organs.