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How Testosterone Replacement Therapy Can Help Your Sex Drive

May 12, 2023
How Testosterone Replacement Therapy Can Help Your Sex Drive
Low sex drive is nothing short of frustrating and embarrassing, but thankfully, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can boost your sex drive and balance your hormone levels. Read on to learn more about TRT.

The hormone testosterone plays a crucial role in male sexual development and function, but as you age, your testosterone levels naturally decline. Low testosterone can contribute to several different issues, including weight gain, bone loss, depression, trouble concentrating, issues with sperm quality, and low libido.

Not surprisingly, struggling with low libido can cause distress and frustration for both you and your partner. Fortunately, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can help to boost testosterone levels and improve sex drive 一 and it’s available here at Bellingham Urology Group in Bellingham and Mount Vernon, Washington.  

Read on as our board-certified urologists explain how testosterone replacement therapy helps with your sex drive.

How TRT can help improve your sex drive

TRT involves the administration of testosterone in various forms, such as injections, gels, or patches. This therapy is typically prescribed for men who have low testosterone levels due to aging, illness, or other conditions. 

By increasing testosterone levels, TRT can improve many symptoms of low testosterone and boost your sexual function, increase libido, and improve mood.

Studies show that TRT can be effective in treating low libido in men. Men who received TRT reported a significant improvement in their sexual desire, frequency of sexual activity, and overall sexual satisfaction, according to an article published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine Reviews. Researchers also found that TRT didn’t just improve libido. It also improved erectile function and sexual performance in men with low testosterone levels.

To sum it up: TRT works to improve your sex drive by restoring your testosterone levels. 

Types of TRT available at Bellingham Urology Group

At Bellingham Urology, we offer several forms of TRT, including:


Testosterone injections are administered into your muscle, typically every two to four weeks, depending on your specific needs.


Testosterone gels are applied to your skin daily. Absorption rates can vary depending on the brand of gel and your skin type.

Implantable pellets

Here at Bellingham Urology Group, our team is trained in pellet implantation 一 one of the few practices in the Pacific Northwest that is trained to do so! We typically implant a pellet into your buttocks or thigh, where it releases the just-right-for-you amount of hormone. Each pellet lasts about three to six months. There are no weekly injections or daily creams to worry about!

Benefits of TRT 

TRT is an effective method for treating low libido in men, and there are many reasons to consider this therapy. TRT can:

  • Improve your sexual desire
  • Boost the frequency of sexual activity
  • Improve your overall sexual satisfaction
  • Help with erectile function 
  • Boost sexual performance
  • Address other symptoms of low testosterone 
  • Boost your self-confidence

TRT is easy, and if you opt for the TRT with implantable pellets, it’s a set-it-and-forget-it therapy. 

Don’t let low testosterone keep you from enjoying a fulfilling sex life. Give us a call or message our Bellingham or Mount Vernon, Washington, office to explore the possibilities of TRT.