Do you have a low response to sex? Do you find that you have low or no desire for sex? Women’s libido problems can be due to many things. If you feel this problem is putting a damper on your relationship and you’re not enjoying intimacy with your partner the way you would like, then most likely you are experiencing a female sexual dysfunction.
You are not alone as many women have experienced some type of sexual problem at some point in their lives. Female sexual dysfunction can occur at any time in your life. It could start early in life but disappear later on in your life or you can have a great sex life when you’re younger but yet it can plummet as you get older. However for some women, this can be a problem that last throughout their lives.
As mentioned earlier there are so many causes and variables that can affect women’s libido. Don’t despair as there is hope for female sexual dysfunctions. Knowing why your body does not respond to sex and why you don’t feel “turned on” or aroused is the first step to understanding why your libido is none- existing.
The causes of female sexual dysfunctions mostly fall within three categories. Below are several of the reasons for women’s libido problems.
Physical conditions which can be associated with illness and pain are one of the big factors that can cause or contribute to female sex drive being low or none existing. These conditions may include headaches, fatigue, urinary or bowel difficulties, multiple sclerosis or other neurological disorders, pelvic surgery, and arthritis.
Another big culprit under this category is certain medications known to be a sure women’s libido killer. Many antidepressants are in this group. This one is ironic as you’re taking this med to feel better and be happier but yet you have to compromise your sex drive. Others are chemotherapy drugs, blood pressure medications, and antihistamines.
Hormonal fluctuations are another big culprit. Hormone levels in your body changes after giving birth and during breast feeding. This can lead to vaginal dryness which of course put a damper on your sexual desire.
Another big hormonal change is after menopause. The estrogen levels drops and this can cause changes in the genital tissues. This decreases women’s libido and sexual response because the labia (the folds of skin that cover your genital area) become thinner which in turn exposes more of the clitoris. An exposed clitoris can reduce sensitivity or it can cause unpleasant sensations.
Also the vaginal lining becomes thinner and therefore is less elastic, especially for women who are not sexually active. This can cause painful intercourse and you are unable to have an orgasm or it may take longer to have one. So the vagina needs more stimulation and lubrication before engaging in sex.
Psychological And Social
Emotional distress can be the cause and can also result in sexual dysfunctions. Untreated problems such as depression, anxiety, and distress can all negatively affect women’s libido.
Problems with any aspect of your relationship or ongoing conflicts with your partner can all add to a problem sex life. Worries such as pregnancies, being a new mom, breakup of a relationship, past or present sexual abuse and trauma of any kind are all examples of why you can experience sexual dysfunctions.
Furthermore body image issues, religious, and cultural issues all can contribute to women’s libido problems and sexual dysfunctions.