WHY WOMEN LOSE INTEREST IN SEX

Loss of sexual desire is the most common form of sexual dysfunction among women of all ages. These sexual problem in women is often caused by a combination of both mental and physical factors, which aren’t not likely to be cured with medication. Loss of sexual desire is also called HYPOACTIVE SEXUAL DESIRE DISORDER (HSDD).

Naturally, women sexual desires fluctuate over the years. Contrary to general belief, frequent sexual activity has nothing to do with reduced sexual activities. If your sexual life is beginning to impact your marriage or life, it is time to talk to your doctor.

 

SYMPTOMS OF HYPOACTIVE SEXUAL DESIRE DISORDER

Loss of interest in sexual activities

Loss or reduce sexual fantasies

Loss of sexual arousal on clitoral stimulation

Difficulty getting pleasure from sex

Loss of drive to initiate sex

 

CAUSES OF HYPOACTIVE SEXUAL DESIRE DISORDER

Like many other medical conditions, quite a number of factors are culprits of loss of sexual desire among women. They can be broadly divided into two: Physical and Psychological causes.

 

PHYSICAL CAUSES OF HSDD OR LOSS OF SEXUAL DESIRE AMONG WOMEN

Age or menopause

Hormonal changes during and after pregnancy

Diabetes

Decrease in estrogen or testosterone level

Side effect of some medications eg blood pressure drug, antidepressant etc

Damage to blood vessel during surgery

Depression and anxiety problem

 

PSYCHOLOGICAL CAUSES OF LOSS OF SEXUAL DESIRE AMONG WOMEN

Daily activities stress related to work, finance and family

Unresolved relationship issues or resentment.

Infidelity

Low self-esteem

Physical or sexual abuse

Poor communication on sexual need

Trust issue

 

DIAGNOSIS

Though, the diagnosis of low sexual desire can be made by answering some questions that your doctor will ask you. However, he might still request that you do some investigations which include the following: Thyroid function test, blood glucose check, estrogen level, testosterone test and fasting lipid profile.

 

TREATMENT

Recommended treatment of loss of sexual desire among women include counselling, sex education and medication. Some of these medications are not to be taken by women in their menopausal age. Therefore, talk to your doctor before use.

Some of the lifestyle modifications that can help restore one’s sexual desire are- ditching bad habit like smoking, alcohol consumption, stress and anxiety. It is also recommended that couple should learn how to spice their sex life by going on a date, change of sex position and spending more time on foreplay.