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Do Male Enhancement Pills Boost Libido?

Are you interested in male enhancement pills? I went from an extremely horny guy that had to cum more than 10 times a day (yes really) to almost no sex drive in a few months time when I was around 40. Very depressing. I could still ‘perform’ but it gave me almost no pleasure. This was something that completely blew me away, I just didn’t understand, and I still don’t. For many years I have had really big sleep problems, I don’t know if that’s the cause, in the mean time I do no longer have sleep problems.

Since I did not know what had caused this sudden change, I have tried many things. Daily meditation (after some months this has fixed my sleeping problem), going to the gym 3 times a week, taking supplements (3 grams of Vit C, Calmag with zinc, etc), eating healthier, doing pelvis workouts.  I did some self hypnosis. Each of these things did help a little bit. Since about 3 months I also take Optimized Resveratrol with NAD+ from Life Extension. So far that one has helped the most. But I’m still only at like 15% of what it used to be 3 years ago.

I have now ordered some Progesteron creme, which you can use to increase your DHEA and testosteron. Will see if that one helps.

It’s very depressing to suddenly go from being a very horny guy, to someone who gets not much enjoyment out of it (but still getting strong erections. It’s just the feeling that is gone). And like I wrote: this all changed on a very short amount of time. And nothing major happened during that periods, no personal break ups, job loss or whatever. It really bugs me not knowing why this happened.

Before considering the male enhancement supplement route (e.g. maca) and most importantly… reading up on each of their uses/side-effects from somewhere like… some of the members did mention about dietary fat. How many grams of fat do you think you might be consuming per day?

Historically and observationally speaking, lower libidos/sex-drive for men, seem to have more of a lowered/negative effect if one drops below 40grams of fat a day for a consistently long period of many weeks/months – as others said, affecting hormone production in one way or another. There is no precise number (i.e. # grams of fat) here, and it does inherently rely on other attributes beyond gender (e.g. height, weight, age) and therefore, can vary from person to person.

Some other things for consideration, how long would you say it was when such a notice of a different state of libido/sex-drive, was really evident? In contrast, how would you say it was before?

Products That Increase Sexual Arousal

Here are products that increase sexual arousal and erection. These supplements are popular with bodybuilders and found in male enhancement pills.


The maca plant which has its origin in Peru belongs to the group of the cress plants. In its habitat, it grows on plateaus at altitudes of about 4000 meters. The plant is optimally adapted to harsh weather conditions and poor soil. That is because the plant can store and enrich nutrients within its thickened root. Besides starch and sugar, it contains various essential amino acids and fats. In addition, it is rich in vitamins, mineral nutrients, trace elements and secondary plant compounds. In its place of origin, it is appreciated as a substantial food. Regarding the effect of the plant Wikipedia writes:

Positive effects on physical performance and psychological resilience are attributed to the maca root. According to clinical studies, this effect is not the result of an endocrinologic, that is hormonopoietic—processes— influencing, effect; a change in hormone levels in humans could not be observed. However, the plant seems to have a positive effect on sexual dysfunctions. Dietary supplements that contain maca powder have been on the market as natural impotence treatment in Europe and the US for some time past. As with many other products of this kind, these effects have not been entirely scientifically proven.


Has a high influence on the production of follicle-stimulating and luteinizing hormones which improves spermatogenesis and testosterone production. Mastogol has dopaminergic effect action; thus, it mildly affects dopamine receptors, just as cocaine or even LSD. Dopamine is a mood elevator since it is the hormone of happiness, so Mastogol causes slight euphoria. Side effects: In the first few days you may observe mild nausea, dizziness, weakness, or drowsiness.

Cabergoline (Dostinex, Bergolak)

Commonly used by bodybuilders. Mildly affects dopamine receptors and production of gonadotropic hormones. It blocks prolactin. It does not make much sense to use Dostinex, because its active substance, Bergalin is easier to find in cheaper products, such as Bergolak and it reduces the refractory period. Cabergoline can be purchased in pharmacies under the following names: Agalates, Dostinex Side effects: Dizziness, insomnia, depression, and dry mouth.

Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors

We described medications that affect the brain, the mind and allow shortening the rest between ejaculations. Now, let’s turn to the second group of products. These are phosphodiesterase inhibitors. You already know very well what they are – the strongest erectile stimulants. Let’s start from the weakest in the series.

Male Enhancement Pills to Boost Libido?


This medication is better known as Horny Goatweed and is produced from several botanical species. It enhances the production of nitric oxide and acts as the phosphodiesterase inhibitor, because it improves erectile function, just as Viagra. In addition, Ikariin enhances the production of nitric oxide, which may lead to a more stable erection. Comparing Ikariin and Viagra, the former produces one-tenth of the effect of the latter. Weaker effect.


A widely recognized product. I would like to point out that the active substance of Viagra, sildenafil, can be found in the medications which cost ten times less than Viagra. The problem is that most people do not know about it. Viagra is only a brand that people buy, but the most important thing in this product is sildenafil, the active substance. Sildenafilisa selective phosphodiesterase inhibitor that is responsible for breaking down cyclic guanosine.

Thus, sildenafil affects the passage of increased blood to the penis. Not intended for use by women, or children or adolescents under 18 years old. It should be noted that Viagra is the weakest of the product of the mentioned below. Mechanism of action: kicks in about 1 hour; should be taken on an empty stomach; avoid alcohol since it blocks Viagra action. It is believed that the effect lasts for about 4-5 hours. Side effects: Dizziness, nausea, dry mouth, headache, nasal congestion, etc. The following products are more expensive but more effective than Viagra.


This product is better than Viagra because it kicks in faster, 15-30 minutes after you take it. It also has no side effects and acts up to 10 hours. It can be taken with food. Levitra is absorbed rapidly as opposed to Viagra. This product was developed later and is more modern, but not the most powerful. Side effects: Headache, drowsiness, fainting, and dizziness.


Here is the most powerful product. It differs from Viagra in that its action can last up to 2 days, i.e. about 36 hours. Alcohol does not block its action as opposed to Viagra, so it can be combined with drinks. Do not use on an empty stomach. It is a good choice for a weekend getaway.

The most important is that its active substance sildenafil is cheap. These medications do not affect your sexual arousal; therefore, it is necessary to get excited in order for the medication to kick in, and you know very well how to make that happen. There is yet another product, but that one is too far out.

Papaverine Hydrochloride

This product must be injected into the penis. Used by some porn actors. It has to be injected directly into the root of the penis to relax the muscles as discussed in the beginning of the chapter. After the injection, the blood fills the penis, triggering the erection. One injection is 0.5 to 1 mm3 (according to the patient information). This product is medically used to determine whether patient’s erectile dysfunction is psychological as opposed to physiological.

If after an injection in a doctor’s office a patient gets a hard on, it means that he has no physiological problems, and his issue is psychological (shyness, fixation, etc.); if there is no hard on, then, the problem is physiological. However, not everyone is ready to prick his penis with a needle. Even Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra are very powerful products, and they are not needed in most cases. After all, there are such mild medications with an amazing effect as Yohimbine, Proviron, or Cabergoline.

Brief Summary:

  1. Tribulis (small elevation of testosterone levels)
  2. Yohimbine (affects fat burning; more stable and longer-acting)
  3. Proviron (Masterolon) – (makes the muscles as well as penis stiffer; increases arousal)
  4.  Mastogol (reduces prolactin levels; recovery after sex; increases testosterone levels)
  5. Cabergoline (blocks prolactin; improves spermatogenesis)
  6. Ikariin (10 times weaker than Viagra)
  7. Viagra (one of the strongest inhibitors of phosphodiesterase; contains sildenafil)
  8. Levitra (more powerful than Viagra; the effect comes faster and lasts longer; fewer side effects)
  9. Cialis (the strongest and longest-lasting; can be combined with food; has insignificant side effects that occur very rarely)
  10. Papaverine hydrochloride (must be injected into the root of the penis; relaxes the muscles; stimulates erection).

In between or nearing the transition of where your libido/sex drive was much higher, were there any other personal events or ongoing work-related matters which may have been building up and/or started around then? (i.e. these could possibly be the psychological factors for your own personal reflections).

From a physical perspective, have you noticed any changes with morning erections? There are tests done at the clinic (i.e. with more precise equipment to take home or done on site) and alternative low-cost self-tests where you could technically do at home albeit imprecise; depending on materials/method and quality control – anyone can do this for their own observations with the self-home testing. Other tests are usually done at the clinic/ordered for you to take home and by a urologist.. Learn about penis lengthening and enhancement options.

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Alexander Pommett is a dating and relationship expert who enjoys blogging. I’m the author, researcher, and publisher of this website. Coming in at over 100 posts, this is no longer the “little project” I had in mind when I first started.