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The one category of man that may not be helped much in the libido category are those who are not that low in testosterone. One meta-analysis found just this: men who were low testosterone were helped greatly and men with low-normal or normal testosterone only moderately.  Apparently, taking your testosterone from, say, 450 ng/dl to 700 ng/dl is going to have a much less noticeable effect and that makes some sense.
Other research, though, has shown a much more "linear" relationship between libido and testosterone. For example, one study of senior men showed that libido followed a nearly linear progression across all ranges of testosterone. . In this case, they took senior men between the ages of 60 and 75 and then reset their testosterone production almost to zero through a pharmaceutical GnRH agonist. They then gave these men varying dosages of testosteorne and found that, in men that were sexually active, the more the testosterone, the greater the libido.
This is called "dose dependency" and is a sign that there is a strong correlation between two variables, in this case testosterone and libido. The study also found that waking erections and sexual function were also dose dependent.
Other studies have shown somewhat similar results. A study of community-dwelling seniors ordered men by a 14-point scale on libido and found that "analyses indicated a 3.4 ng/dl (0.12 nmol/liter) increase in total T per unit increase in libido."  So almost all men will find that their libido is influenced by testosterone, but those with low testosterone will likely have the most noticeable effect.
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