Sex drive stalled? A checklist to re-start

It isn’t unusual for women to notice that their sex drive often slows down at different stages of their lives. Many times there are easy-to-identify reasons that could be easily overlooked. Here are the topics to explore when trying to determine the reason for a lack of desire.

Physical causes – the first things to consider

  • Hormone changes caused by childbirth or menopause
  • Thyroid issues 
  • New symptom of a chronic disease or condition 
  • Pain during intercourse

Prescription drugs – many can affect sex drive (and function)

  • Anti-depressants
  • Anti-anxiety medication
  • Birth control pills
  • Blood pressure medicine

Emotional Issues – common reasons of lowered libido

  • Stress (job stress for an example) workplace
  • Family drama
  • Issues with the relationship
  • Fatigue
  • Mental health problems, like depression

While there isn’t a magic potion to jump-start sex drive, some of these remedies may help.

  • Erectile dysfunction medication 
  • Hormone therapy – estrogen, testosterone or others
  • Some anti-depressants
  • Sexual lubricants, vibrators and masturbation lubricants

The good news is that a libido that’s lacking isn’t something that women simply have to live with. A solution can be as simple as asking a healthcare professional to help determine what’s at play and talk through the possible solutions. A competent expert on women’s sexual health will make the process comfortable and confidential, and on the road to feeling like yourself again.

 

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Contributed by

James A. Simon

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