All men and women can experience low libido/sex drive. It simply refers to the lowered interest in having sex or a decrease in the frequency and/or intensity of sexual desire that you once had. So let’s break down a few facts to help you better understand and perhaps manage a low libido.
WHAT CAUSES LOW LIBIDO?
Here are a few factors to consider, but if any of these are applicable you should consult your GP for an expert opinion.
1. Relationship Problems It might be hard to admit to yourself or your partner, but this is the most common cause. Are you happy in the relationship? Are you over-familiar sexually? Does the relationship cause you stress?
2. Your Mental Health If you have a lot on your mind, sometimes thinking about sex might be at the bottom of the list. Are you stressed from being over-worked? Do you suffer from depression?
3. Medication A lot of medication has low sex drive listed as a side effect, especially anti-depressants. Make sure to be aware of the effects your medication has on your body.
4. Alcohol, Smoking and Drugs This is a bit of a “no brainer”. The excessive use of alcohol and drugs will definitely impact your desire to have sex. No need for us to even explain why smoking is bad.
5. Age and Hormones As our bodies get older, we have a drop in sex hormones and an increase in other health issues. Menopause, hysterectomy, and an underactive thyroid can also impact your hormonal levels leading to low libido.
WHAT CAN HELP IMPROVE YOUR LIBIDO?
Considering the causes listed above, it is clear that libido can be restored naturally most of the time by simply improving your lifestyle. Focus on your mental health and consult a professional like a therapist. Work on your relationship by increasing quality time and communication. Manage your stress better. Get more sleep. Improve your diet. Exercise regularly. Try sex therapy. Focus a bit more on foreplay and don’t be shy to try new things in bed…a new toy perhaps? 😉
DO LIBIDO PILLS WORK?
In short, “NO!”. The best these do is have a possible placebo effect. Since these pills are hardly regulated on no proven science to back them, they may end up causing more harm than good. The best advice would be to consult a doctor and start hormonal treatment or other legitimate medication.
Low libido affects everyone and at different stages of their lives. How you decide to manage it comes down to personal choices. Ask yourself the hard questions and make the right decisions, since there might not be quick fix. Seek professional help if low libido impacts your overall well-being.
- Moonlight Candy Team