When problems arise, it is vital to discover what is causing her to have her libido bottom out. There are four areas that play a role in affecting a woman’s desire for sex — physical, hormonal, psychological and relationship issues.
• Medications such as antidepressants and anti-seizure meds can squelch sex drive.
• Being fatigued or exhausted due to caring for children or aging parents will make her less likely to look forward to sex.
• Surgery or a prolonged illness can affect how she feels about her body and sexual functioning.
• Medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or neurological diseases can all put a damper on desire for sex.
• Any type of sexual problems such as pain during intercourse or not being able to achieve an orgasm can drive sex drive into the ground.
• Pregnancy and breastfeeding have huge hormonal changes associated with them which can affect sex drive. Add to that, the fatigue, body changes, and becoming a new mom with tremendous responsibility can often put sex at the bottom of her to-do list.
If any of these areas is a source of the problem, a woman should seek out professional help by making an appointment with her primary care doctor or gynecologist. Either one are trained to discuss these issues of intimacy allowing a woman to candidly talk about her sexual concerns. It is better to approach this topic sooner than later before it begins negatively affecting your relationship with your partner.