Hi, I am a 26 yr old male and I just wanted to get your opinion as to if you think i may have sexual exhaustion. My symptoms are low sex drive, weak and infrequent erections, no morning erection, and varying testosterone levels (2 failed tests and 3 passing, the highest 600).
I began to feel the symptoms two years ago, after about a year of a bad habit of over indulgence in sex and excessive masturbation (often mixed with marijuana and/or alcohol). I had recently broken up with a girl i had been heavily involved with (physically and emotionally) for seven years and found it hard to cope, especially when i felt sexual urges arise. I thought it would be easy for me to get over the break up if i literally drained my body until my libido was low. It worked, to say the least, but unfortunately i cannot restore my sex-drive after nearly 3 years. I have been to urologists and male sexual dysfunction specialists and neither can pin point what is causing my symptoms. I have not been prescribed any medications (trt etc) and take zinc and l-arginine daily) I have been clean off alcohol and marijuana for well over a year, i exercise regularly and am in good physical shape, but my sex drive is still gone and erections are still weak. I am desperate to resolve this problem and move forward with my life, is there any suggestions you have for me? Products or behavior, like sexual abstinence for a long time? Should i be requesting any tests to be taken by a doctor or specialist (serotonine level etc)? I am afraid i may have permanently damaged my body beyond the point of repair. Do you think there is any hope of recovery for me? Thank you for you time.

ANSWER
I’m sorry to hear about your problems, especially since they could have been avoided with little information on the matter.

Indeed, sexual exhaustion is the most probable cause for the symptoms you describe.
The low sex drive, weak erections, lack of morning erections and low testosterone are a clear indication of a faulty working hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis. Excessive dopamine-norepinephrine epinephrine conversions, excessive androgens burning and testosterone-dht conversions, excessive neurostransmitters burning, and excessive inflammatory response are all common for over active sexual activities. The processes will eventually lock in an ill inflammatory cycle and alter ones neuroplasticity, thus sustaining the condition indefinitely if not addressed properly.

It is unlikely that just a random set of supplements, in this case zing and L-arginin, will be enough to break the cycle.

Blood tests are usually inconclusive and have to be performed numerous times. However, it should be relatively easy and you may consider testing your prolactin, estradiol, free and total testosterone, DHEA, cortisol, TSH, T3 Free (FT3), T4 Free (FT4), Glucose, Protein, Albumin, Globulin, AST (SGOT), ALT (SGPT), Bilirubin, Triglycerides, Phosphorus, Calcium, Creatinine, HDL, and Glycohemoglobin.

A complete recovery is usually very possible.
– Sexual abstinence for 2 to 4 weeks.
– A combination of Alpha-Amino, Multi-Alpha, Alpha-AGH, Zeolite-DA, and Ultra-Purified-FishOil will better nervous and endocrine functioning, stabilize acetylcholine, serotonin, dopamine, GABA levels, detoxify the overburdened liver and better P450 system, modulate inflammatory response, better hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-testicular functioning, increase androgens, jump start the CNS, increase prostaglandin E1 E3 and Nitric Oxide production, alter numerous gene expressions, and restore a positive neuroplasticity.
РTesticular cooling (uBreeze) will prove to be effective in additionally increasing androgens.
– Positive ion exposure, exercise program, positive attitude, massages, or even yoga may aid the recovery process.
Glad if I could help!