Low Sex Desire (Libido)

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Sexual desire in a woman naturally increase or decrease over the years. Highs and lows normally coincide with the start or finish of a relationship or with major life changes, like pregnancy, menopause or sickness. Some antidepressants and anti-seizure medications can also cause low drive in girls.

Some signs and symptoms which will indicate a low drive include a lady who:

  • Distress because of lack of sexual thoughts or need
  • Lack of sexual thoughts
  • Strain on relationship with partner because of lack of sexual thoughts or need

Causes

Physical causes

A wide range of sicknesses, physical changes and medications may cause a low sex drive, including:

  • Medical diseases. Various nonsexual diseases can even have an effect on desire for sex, as well as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and neurological diseases.
  • Sexual issues. If you experience pain throughout sex or an inability to climax, it will hamper your need for sex.
  • Surgery. Any surgery, particularly one associated with your breasts or your genital tract, affect your body image, sexual perform and need for sex.
  • Medications. Several prescription medications — as well as some antidepressants and antiseizure medications are infamous sexual desire killers.
  • Lifestyle habits. A glass of wine could cause you to feel amorous, however an excessive amount of alcohol will spoil your sex drive; the same is true of street drugs. And smoking decreases blood flow, which can dampen arousal.
  • Fatigue. Exhaustion from caring for young children or aging parents will contribute to low drive. Fatigue from ill health or surgery can also play a role in a low drive.

Hormone Changes

Changes in your hormone levels could alter your need for sex. This will occur during:

Pregnancy and breast feeding. Hormone changes during pregnancy, simply when having a baby and through breast-feeding can put a damper on sexual desire. Of course, hormones are not the sole issue affecting intimacy during these times. Fatigue, changes in body image, and also the pressures of pregnancy or caring for a new baby will all contribute to changes in your desire.

Menopause. Sex hormone levels drop during the transition to menopause. This could cause lack of interest in sex and dryer vaginal tissues, leading to painful or uncomfortable sex.

  • Psychological causes
  • There are several psychological causes of low sex drive, including:
  • Previous negative sexual experiences
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Stress
  • Poor body image
  • Low self-esteem
  • History of physical or sexual assault

Relationship problems

  • Low interest in sex is usually a results of ongoing problems, such as:
  • Lack of Trust
  • Lack of connection with your partner
  • Unresolved conflicts or fights
  • Poor communication of sexual desires and preferences

Treatments

Once the factors inflicting low desire are determined, potential treatment choices could include:

  • Sex therapy or relationship counseling. Sex therapy is extremely effective for individuals and couples. Sexual dysfunction typically affects each parties during a relationship and will be mentioned along or one by one with a sexologist.
  • Replacing medicine or changing the dose. If the matter is caused by medications, a change of prescription or different therapies is also suggested. If an oral contraceptive is suspected as the culprit in lowering sex desire, a different birth control pill is also prescribed.
  • Addressing underlying medical conditions. Medical issues contributing to low desire could need surgery, like the removal of painful fibroids or medication.
  • Vaginal estrogens. In postmenopausal ladies, vaginal dryness is also treated with vaginal estrogen creams. Smaller dose of estrogen in a form of cream for vagina can improve sexual desire.