Why Women Lose interest in Sex?

Talking openly about Sex is a taboo for a great majority of people.
Sexual drive is a psychological and biological component of desire, which is reflected as spontaneous sexual interest including sexual thoughts, erotic fantasies, and daydreams.

For years, loss of sexual desire among women has been a very secretive topic... Discussed with certain elders or friends. 90% it goes untreated, and the woman's unwillingness for sex makes the partner run away.

Over the last few years, women have taken the issue in their hands. Daily I get too meet more and more "self-loving" ladies, who are willing to get themselves cured of this problem and enjoy life.

Loss of sexual desire, known in medical terms as hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), is the most common form of sexual dysfunction among women of all ages.

A recent study showed that nearly one-third of women aged 18 to 59 suffer from a lost interest in sex, and it's not all in their heads.

What Is Low Sexual Desire?

when a woman experiences a significant decrease in interest in sex that is having an effect on her life and is causing distress, then it's considered a problem of low sexual desire or HSDD.

Common causes for a loss of sexual desire and drive in women include:

1. Interpersonal relationship issues. - 
a. Partners sexual performance problems,
b. lack of emotional satisfaction with the relationship,
c. the birth of a child,
d. being close or indirectly influenced by friends/family members who have  decrease sexual desire.

2. Sociocultural influences. - 
a. Job stress,
b. peer pressure - constantly making fun of one's sexual behavior,
friends who boast of incredible sexual encounters which create negative images about one's partner in the mind.

c. media images of brutality sexual incidence can develop negative sexual desires.

3. Low testosterone. Testosterone affects sexual drive in both men and women. Testosterone levels peak in women's mid-20s and then steadily decline until menopause, when they drop dramatically.

4. Medical problems: Clinical depression, OCD, Clinical restlessness, endometriosis, fibroids, and thyroid disorders, impact a woman's sexual drive both mentally and physically.

5. Medications:  blood pressure lowering drugs, and oral contraceptives can lower sexual drive in many ways, such as decreasing available testosterone levels or affecting blood flow.

6. Age. Blood levels of androgens fall continuously in women as they age.

Putting the Desire Back in Women's Sex Lives

Because a loss of sexual desire in women is caused by a combination of physical and psychological factors, it usually requires more than one treatment approach to fix the problem.

Once the factors causing low sexual desire have been determined, potential treatment options may include:

1. Sex therapy and/or relationship counseling.-

Sexual dysfunction usually affects both parties in a relationship and should be discussed together or individually with a mental health professional.

2. Changing medications or altering the dose. If the problem is caused by medications, a change of prescription or alternative therapies may be recommended.

3. Treatment of underlying medical conditions. Medical problems contributing to low sexual desire may require surgical treatment, such as the removal of painful fibroids or medication.

4. Vaginal estrogens. In postmenopausal women, vaginal dryness may be treated with vaginal estrogen creams.
5. Testosterone therapy. - as per gynecologists advice.

Dr.Hemant Mittal
(Neuro-Psychiatrist, Mental Health and Sexual Health Healer,
Motivational Writer/Speaker and Counselor)

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