It is perfectly natural not to desire to have sex sometimes. After all, women don't have sex all the time on their brains. But do you find yourself becoming disinterested in sex? Does reaching orgasm seems to be a chore to you? If yes, then beware, as you may be suffering from female sexual dysfunction (just like many thousands of women around the world). But don't worry, as a low sex drive can be dealt with if you know the reason behind it.
Here we bring you the four causes behind low sex drive.
1. Stress: The one such irony! Sex is known to be the best stress reliever. But when you’re stressed about unpaid bills or your kids’ bad grades or work; you don’t want to have sex at all. Is stress showing up in your sex life? Then you may need to do something about it. First, you need to take a deep breath and calm down. Kick back with a glass of wine! Try some good (maybe old fashioned) conversation with your partner and relax. You can also try some yoga to calm yourself down.
2. Medication According to doctors, when people are on strong medication (due to some treatment), they find it hard to get aroused. Medicines such as antidepressants, contraceptives and even antihypertensives have the potential to intervene with arousal, orgasm and sex drive by reducing libido. Don't worry, as the easiest way to deal with this situation is to consult your doctor to find out which combination of drugs or medicine is causing this issue (before taking yourself off the medication).
3. Relationship Issues Unresolved relationship issues always make their presence felt between the sheets. Trust issues, communication problems, pent-up anger, a sense of a lack of intimacy or connection can all lead to the insecurity that manifests itself as low sex drive. Solutions are apparent to resolve the conflict. You need to open the channels of communication and discuss with your psychiatrist (if required).
4. Drugs, alcohol and smoking All three are detrimental to health in numerous ways and can have an incapacitating effect on your sex life as well. Cigarettes and drugs can play havoc with the internal workings of the body resulting in, a decreased interest in sex (among several other things). This issue can be resolved by cutting down on all the three elements, i.e. cigarettes, drugs and alcohol, (and it has been firmly established if best given up altogether).