Lower sex drive in women has many potential causes, including underlying medical issues, emotional or psychological problems, or work- and family-related stress. The good news is that identifying the root cause of low libido can lead to effective treatment options.
The concept of a low sex drive in women—and frankly, in anyone—is often paired with many misconceptions. The truth is, sexual desire can be a pretty fickle thing for everyone, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, or relationship status.
While it can be tempting to boil libido down to a biological need or innate human drive, that thinking is just not reflective of our current understanding of sexuality. “Ultimately, libido is our desire for sex, rather than a drive for sex.
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Stress butchers sexual health of women. Stress comes in the form of professional stress, issues in relationships, problems in family, and monetary issues.
Many women can also face low sex drive due to lack of nutrition. Deficiency in important nutrients like zinc, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D, vitamin B12 and magnesium affects libido in females.
Poor mental health also inhibits sexual urge. Depression reduces your mood to try something exciting. Low self esteem, low energy, and the tendency of seeing others in a negative light (partner, in this case) can affect the sexual intimacy.
There are so many periods in your life when sex is (understandably) the last thing on your mind, according to the Mayo Clinic. This includes things like a major life change like a move to a new city, becoming ill or experiencing an injury, feeling depressed, starting a new medication with unexpected side effects, or living through a global pandemic, to name a few.
But you also don’t need to be going through a Big Life Moment to “justify” a low libido. Fluctuations in the desire for sex are extremely common. “Just because someone has a low libido at one point in their life doesn’t mean that they’ll have low libido all of their life,” Lauren Streicher, M.D., professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and author of Sex Rx, tells SELF.
Exercises can elevate mood. Yoga is a good way to relax the mind and body at the same time. If stress is the reason for your reduced libido, then you can try yoga.
In cases, where you are unable to figure out the reason of reduced sex desire, you can seek the assistance of expert.
You can also explore other ways to stimulate yourself towards sex. Reading erotic books, watching passionate scenes are the self-education tips to overcome the situation.