Stress and sex drive are linked, stress hormones released by the body are linked to a lower sex drive.
Low sexual desire can be distressing and may result in hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). This can have a detrimental impact on your love life, mental health, and fertility. Today, about eight percent of men and 10 percent of women have HSDD.
But unfortunately, most people are not even aware they have HSDD. Even if diagnosed, the treatment options in women are limited and carry significant side effects.
There is a need to find safer and more effective therapies for this distressing condition for both women and men
Now, scientists from Imperial College London claim that a hormone called kisspeptin has the potential to treat people who feel stressed because of low libido.
The clinical trials in people with hypoactive sexual desire disorder suggest that shots of a hormone called kisspeptin can boost sexual responses. In scans of participants’ brains, the hormone was able to stimulate key areas linked to sexual desire while watching erotic videos.
When men were given kisspeptin, an increase in the rigidity of their penis by up to 56% was also reported
Kisspeptin is a naturally occurring hormone. It plays a crucial role during puberty. It is known to be very well tolerated and plays an important role in reproduction without significant side effects.
The hormone works differently from Viagra
While Viagra treats erectile dysfunction by improving the blood supply to the penis, Kisspeptin improves the activity in key brain regions linked to sexual desire in both men and women.