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Understanding sex drive

August 1, 2022

Sexual desire changes as you age, but that doesn’t spell the end of a satisfying sex life.

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Many aspects of a man’s life change over time, but one that can be hard to accept is how sex drive can wane and fluctuate.

"For many men, sexual desire is no longer a light switch that functions with a quick ‘on’ or ‘off’ mode. But that’s to be expected," says Dr. Sharon Bober, director of the Sexual Health Program at Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Center. "Men need to rethink what they consider ‘normal’ when it comes to sex drive, and understand that it is okay when it changes."

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