March 5th, 2018
Female sexual dysfunction is an ambiguous notion that has no definite definition or treatment. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), also known as female sexual arousal disorder, can be caused by a myriad of psychological, environmental, and physical factors. So what is low sexual desire for women?
Usually women who are diagnosed with HSDD have an overall disinterest in sex: either initiating sex, thinking about sex, or fantasizing about sex. They can also have a difficulty getting pleasure from sex.
One of the easiest ways of understanding female sexual arousal disorder is by looking at the inevitable: aging and changes in the body. Hormonal changes such as menopause, childbirth, or thyroid problems interfere with estrogen levels resulting in a reduction of blood flow to the vagina. This is an obvious cause of change in a women’s sex drive.
Mental anguish such as stress (in your relationship or not), depression, and anxiety can be a physiological factor that may affect a women’s sex drive. Consequently, many prescription drugs taken for such issues such as antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications affect the libidio. Other prescription drugs like birth control and blood pressure medication can also influence sex drive.
There are a variety of treatment options to help increase a women’s sex drive. Many doctors suggest counseling, sex education, and sometimes hormone therapy. Recently, there have been prescription drugs approved by the FDA that target females with sexual arousal disorder.
Lifestyle change is paramount to combating a low sex drive. Exercise is highly suggested, as it does not only boost your stamina and strength, but also relieves stress and lifts the mood. Working on and setting aside time for intimacy with your partner, through sex counseling and experimentation can also help.
Stress relieving techniques such as mindfulness can also help one cope. Ditching bad habits such as smoking and drinking can improve your health which can consequently boost your sex drive.
Having a low sex drive can result in hardships with your partner. Often both partners feel frustrated and unsatisfied. One can feel rejected, sparking turmoil and conflict. This is a downward spiral leading to less intimacy and sexual connection.
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