There are countless medications and resources for male erectile dysfunction, but very little is said about low female libido. This is a bit biased and hypocritical, considering that a loss of the woman’s sex drive is just as damaging to a relationship as erectile dysfunction.
So little is said about low female libido that many women don’t realize that help is available; they simply assume that loosing libido is a part of life. If you’re experiencing low libido there are steps you can take to get your sex life back. The most important of these steps is determining what’s causing your low libido in the first place.
Sexual incompatibility with your partner can cause you to become disinterested in sex. If you don’t enjoy sex why would you want to have it? If your partner isn’t satisfying you in bed just be honest with him and approach the situation as a problem for you to conquer together.
There are several underlying medical issues that cause low libido. Neurological disorders, high blood pressure, cancer and arthritis all have devastating effects on female libido. Have your doctor screen you for these diseases and have a discussion about any medications you take. Anti-depressants, anti-seizure medications and birth control can all diminish your sex drive.
Hormonal changes can also affect your libido. If you’re pregnant, breast feeding or menopausal you’re likely to lose some of your sex drive. In the case of menopause your doctor can prescribe hormone replacements to cure your low libido.
The last thing you need is to feel pressured into feeling like it is your call of duty to give your husband sex – you need to remind yourself that sex and orgasms are fun. Spend time alone exploring your sensual zones with your hands and sex toys. Even putting on some sexy lingerie can heat up your libido.