Sex and Aging: Use It or Lose It!
Give your man a helping hand
Low testosterone can wreak havoc on your life, affecting even the strongest relationship. If you've completed the testosterone quiz in the previous section ("Has your man lost his drive?") and you think your partner may be suffering from low testosterone, the first step is to talk to your partner about arranging an appointment with your family doctor.
Raising the subject of sex with the doctor can often be embarrassing, so here are a few ways to make the discussion easier:
- Print out the testosterone quiz and fill it in. Have your partner bring the results to his visit, then just hand the piece of paper to the doctor to get the discussion started!
- Before the visit, sit down with your partner and jot down your questions or concerns about low testosterone. This will help you remember the issues to cover. Leave space to write in the answers during the visit so you have the information for your records.
- If your partner is embarrassed, telling his doctor can help. The doctor can then try to make him more comfortable. Just saying that he's embarrassed may also help him feel more at ease.
- Ask your doctor to recommend pamphlets, websites, or books that provide more information on low testosterone that you both can read in the privacy of your home.
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