Yay - thanks Lyn thats good to know - that information helps to keep me positive in my outlook for the future.
I was looking the other way expecting erectile disfunction to be my main side effect concern and the loss of libido snuck up and hit me from leftfield.
Its amazing how weird a total lack of libido is. Most men have had regular sexual thoughts and urges since their puberty. Almost everyone goes through periods when erections are a problem and you can usually deal with that in various ways or get sexually involved and fulfilled without erection - but libido is different - When it dissapears overnight no matter what you and your partner try (and I still believe I have the sexiest wife in the world) theres just no sexual urge, thoughts or desire at all.
Its no coincidence they tried Prostap on sex offenders as a form of chemical castration - however this side effect for those of us going through HT means it is working and in our cases its better that the treatment is working than not !
For those going through the same side effect - Its really important to let your partner know this is different to ED and the fact that your just not interested has no connection to specific desire for them and that thankfully love is still there good and strong.
Discuss everything you feel with your partner and do whatever you can to keep the machinery exercised (yours and your partners !) - I have never really been interested in porn but last week I found, if left on my own (with a laptop!), I can just about get an erection or semi and acheive orgasm (dry) - Its hard and seems a bit mechanical to do this without sexual thoughts but my initial post was just to ask, if I was able to achieve some erection in this way then would taking a pill help maintain what small response I can get for longer - Im thinking this may develop into something I can do with my wife. The general consensus seems to be, possibly or to try a ring. Anyway, Ive got this feeing that if I try to keep the machine oiled its better than just pulling up the drawbridge for the next 6months or so - and now with Lyn's positive post I am even more filled with desire to stay "in training".