Sex drive may be influenced by biological, psychological and social factors. Sexual desire (Libido) of women’s could be fluctuating over the months or years. Low libido can be occurring in women by many reasons like different changes in life such as pregnancy, menopause or some health disorder. Lack of libido is common in women, but quite rare in men. Based on research, approximately 40 percent of women experience a lack of interest in sex due to lack of their libido. Sexual desires are often an important factor in the formation and maintenance of intimate relationships in humans. A lack or loss of sexual desire can adversely affect personal relationships too.
Let’s get ready to know causes of low libido:
Medical diseases: Many nonsexual diseases can affect sex drive, including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and neurological diseases.
Relationship issues: For many women’s, emotional closeness is important for sexual intimacy. So problems in your relationship can be a major factor in low sex drive. Like due to the lack of connection, unresolved fights, poor communication, trust issues with your partner can be region of low sex drive.
Lifestyle habit: A glass of wine may put you in the mood, but too much alcohol can affect your sex drive. The same is true of street drugs. Also, smoking decreases blood flow, which may dull arousal.
Stress: When you’re suffering from chronic stress like office work deadlines, traveling, family responsibility or a financial crisis, your sexual desire automatically decreased. Stress makes you anxious, distracted, and throws hormones out of whack. Stress affects your sleep as well as your sex life too.
Hormones changes during pregnancy or menopause: Your hormones, of course, play a very powerful role in determining how interested you are in sex. Testosterone, estrogen and progesterone are playing important role in controlling sex driving. Estrogen levels drop down after menopause. This can make you less interested in sex and cause dry vaginal tissues, resulting in painful or uncomfortable sex. During pregnancy or breast feeding also many changes occurs in hormone levels. Fatigue, changes in body image, and the pressures of pregnancy or caring for a new baby also can contribute to changes in your sexual desire.
Article by: Dr. Himani