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A man’s age does not have to negatively affect his sex life, at least not according to new research published last month. With testosterone therapy, men that are beginning to lose their sex drive can receive a “boost” to their sexual health, per recent “low-T” (low testosterone) clinical trial results sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

The year-long trial used men age 65 or older who were treated with testosterone gel. These men saw a moderate yet still significant improvement in their sex drive as well as their erectile function and sexual activity versus men that were given a placebo gel. Men undergoing testosterone treatment during the trials were able to achieve orgasm at least once a week instead of every ten days, or an additional orgasm every month. 

A decline in testosterone levels is a natural process as men get older. This has lead to a rise in what’s often referred to as the “low-T” industry during the past couple of years as baby boomer aged men seek solutions to maintain their sex drive. Since 2000, testosterone treatments have almost quadrupled.

Early results from the clinical trials do indicate that men may receive sexual benefit by receiving testosterone therapy, but not so much in terms of their physical function or vitality. It’s worth noting however that men undergoing testosterone therapy will not necessarily become sexual dynamos. 

To read additional information on the clinical trial results, check out the June 2016 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.