Low Libido in Women

Sexual desire can naturally fluctuate over the years. Highs and lows are not necessarily related to hormonal deficiency. It commonly coincides with the beginning or end of a relationship or with major life changes. Research has shown some men can think about sex as frequent as every 7 sec however some women may not even think about sex for days

There is no magic number to define low sex drive. It varies from woman to woman. However a frequency of having intercourse 3 times per week can reduce the rate of stroke and heart attack in both genders (a cardiology study). Take medication only under your doctor’s guidance. What has helped your friends might be harmful to you.

A woman’s desire for sex is based on a complex interaction of components affecting intimacy, including physical well-being, emotional well-being, experiences, beliefs, lifestyle and current relationship. As well as;

  • Physical causes, Medication, Medical and psychological diseases, Alcohol and drugs, surgery, hormone changes (low oestrogen and testosterone).
  • Sexual problems: Pain during sex, vaginal laxity or an inability to orgasm, it reduces the libido.
  • Fatigue, Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Tiredness and body image issues are MAJOR contribute to low sex drive.
  • Relationship issues: lack of emotional closeness and connection due to unresolved conflicts, fights and poor communication of sexual needs and preference and infidelity or breach of trust
  • Pelvic examination: detecting thinning of genital tissues, vaginal dryness or pain-triggering spots.
  • Blood tests: diagnosing thyroid problems, low testosterone, anaemia, diabetes, high cholesterol and liver disorders.
  • Psycho-sexual behaviour: assessing depression and any history of physical and sexual abuse.

Medications

Review of your medication and their potential negative side effect on the sex drive by a doctor. Changing the antidepressant and some hormonal contraceptives usually improves the sex drive.

Counselling

Consider seeing a sex therapist.

Hormone therapy

Systemic oestrogen and testosterone therapy can affect sexual response. However vaginal oestrogen is used for thinning and dryness of the vagina.

G-Spot Augmentation

Can improve orgasm and sex drive. According to studies 87% of the women reported that the G-spot Amplification (GSA) procedure significantly enhanced their sexual gratification.

Lifestyle and home remedies

  • Exercise, reduce stress , communicate with your partner , set aside time for intimacy
  • Be open and honest, talking about your likes and dislikes can set the stage for greater sexual intimacy.
  • Scheduling sex into your calendar may seem contrived and boring but making intimacy as one of your top priorities to help you put your sex drive back on track.
  • Add a little spice to your sex life: try a different sexual position, a different time of day or a different location for sex.
  • If you and your partner are open to experimentation, sex toys and fantasy can help rekindle your sexual sizzle.