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High Sex Drive: Explanation, Causes, and Management
Health Check: what controls our sex drive? When and why do we feel like sex?
Taoism is a spiritual tradition that embraces our sexual desire and uses it within our bodies as a force for healing and spiritual growth. Desire is a rich and potent part of our human experience. The Taoists think of desire, called sexual energy or jing chi, as part of our life energy, or chi. To be passionate is to be full of chi. The English words "desire" or "passion" connotes a feeling of yearning and fervor that includes sex, but they also reflect our strongest feelings about life. When we are passionate about anything—our family, our work, our spirituality, an important social cause—we are investing our chi in this experience.
Recharge your sexual energy
Show less Feeling the urge to have sex is a normal part of human nature. However, these feelings can sometimes interfere with daily life and relationships, sometimes in a very detrimental way. Finding ways to control your sexual urges may help you improve your quality of life, your relationships, and your productivity. You can learn to avoid situations that make you have sexual urges.
Libido is influenced by biological , psychological , and social factors. Biologically, the sex hormones and associated neurotransmitters that act upon the nucleus accumbens primarily testosterone and dopamine , respectively regulate libido in humans. Libido can also be affected by medical conditions, medications, lifestyle and relationship issues, and age e. A person who has extremely frequent or a suddenly increased sex drive may be experiencing hypersexuality , while the opposite condition is hyposexuality.