In fact, one of the surest signs of low female testosterone is HSDD, or hypoactive sexual desire disorder, which is characterized by "persistent or recurrent deficiency or absence of sexual thoughts and fantasies and/or desire for, or receptivity for, sexual activity causing personal distress or interpersonal difficulties." One of the earliest studies that showed an association between female sexual desire and decreased testosterone was published in 1959, but acceptance was mighty slow.
Maybe you see some of the women who have it in your daily life, too.
Obviously, the hormonal picture is a lot more complicated than it's given credit for.
About one quarter of a woman's testosterone production comes from her ovaries while another quarter is manufactured in her adrenal glands.
And when it comes to exercise, they find it difficult to lose fat or gain curvy muscle and they never seem to get the results they hope for.
The "it" I'm talking about is high, or at least normal, levels of testosterone.
In fact, historically, the only time doctors bothered to even think about female testosterone levels is when they suspected a scant few women of having levels that were too high, as perhaps evidenced by excess facial hair, loss of scalp hair, infertility, or acne.