The Common Causes of Low Desire in Women

Low sexual desire in women is very common, and can have many root causes. The number of possible causes added to the fact these causes often overlap means it can be hard to pinpoint exact problems. Thankfully, no matter what the root cause is, there are solutions available.

Physical health is a major culprit in low sexual desire. Common medications such as anti-depressants or birth control can affect both your moods and your hormones, causing an overall decrease in libido. Especially with medicines that work hormonally you may find you have difficulty getting aroused, and your arousal may feel more dull than it has in the past. Women who are overweight may suffer from poor circulation, which also makes it harder to get the motor running. If your suspect your health or medications are getting in the way of your sex life, talk to your doctor. Do not discontinue any medication without your doctor’s say so. Your doctor may be able to recommend a different medication with fewer side effects. They may also be able to screen you for problematic diseases or other health problems that may be contributing to your lost libido. Most women of all shapes and sizes see a benefit from regular exercise, even if it’s just a few laps around the block.

Your mental health is closely tied to your physical health, and is also closely tied to your libido. The brain is often called the largest sex organ, and there’s a good reason for that. As your body’s control center, it handles your reaction to sexual stimuli. If something is amiss, those responses may not happen at all. Depression and anxiety are common libido killers. If you are experiencing new or worsening depression or anxiety, yep, you guessed it, another trip to the doctor or psychologist may be in order. Many women are able to overcome these problems through therapy alone, but others may need or choose medication. Talk with your doctor or therapist about your mental health, and they can help guide you to a solution.

Almost nothing kills the mood more than stress. If you feel overwhelmed but okay otherwise, take a step back and look at all the things you expect of yourself. Are your expectations too high? Are you taking on too many tasks at work, home, or school? Set up a schedule for routine tasks to avoid scrambling to finish projects at the last minute. Find areas where you can cut back and keep your schedule manageable, and you’ll feel much more at ease.

Relationship troubles are another major cause of low desire. If you and your partner have been having trouble, it stands to reason you may not feel especially sexy around them. These troubles could come from anywhere. They may stem from household stresses, sexual incompatibility, or a legitimately unhealthy relationship. If your relationship is unhealthy or simply not working from you, there is no harm in breaking it off. Not every relationship works the way we want it to. If you feel your relationship is working otherwise, try to pinpoint the source of your troubles and have a frank discussion with your partner. Be honest, but not accusing. Use lots of “I” statements about your problem. Instead of saying they aren’t pleasing you in bed, say that you would like to try something new the next time you have sex. This type of communication works best when it’s a two-way street, so be prepared to hear their concerns and encourage them to open up in the same way.

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