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Women Low Sex Drive – Why It Happens?

Low sex drive in women could be a major problem in a relationship. Even
when low sex drive is a condition that could affect men and women alike,
for some unknown reason, when the lack of sex drive
comes from the female partner, the situation usually is more dramatic
and traumatic to say the least.

 

women low sex drive

Women are more emotionally involved in any
relationship than men; as a matter of fact, women are more sensitive than men
emotionally in every aspect.

They feel emotions at a deeper level. No wonder they pay the highest
price emotionally if they are having low sex drive or it’s lacking
at all.

Traditionally, it has been accepted as a norm that women play a role more of a
submissive participant in a relationship; therefore, women take low sex drive as a failure
because deep down they feel they are not accomplishing their role.

 

Time for an attitude check.

If you are feeling a low sex drive, understand that it is not your
fault, so don’t feel guilty. This is very common in
women; it happens all the time. The worse thing you can do is to
blame yourself for that.

And this is why:

Don’t Blame Yourself -There are many causes for low sex drive in a
woman.

Physical causes:
healthy sex drive is part physical and part emotional, and everything
that’s going on in someone’s life needs to be considered when
dealing with low sexual desire. The physical causes of low desire may
include low testosterone due to aging, menopause, or recent
childbirth.

Also certain medications, such as many antidepressants, anti-hypertensives,
or hormonal contraception, like the ones in some birth control pills and other chronic diseases,
can contribute to low sex drive in women.

 

Unfortunately, if your low sex drive is due to a disease, like diabetic for example,
only your doctor can determine that and a specialist could help you
with the problem.

But,

how about psychological factors?

Does how you feel will affect the desire for sex?… Absolutely!

 

Take for example anger. If you have been mistreated or if he hurt your
feelings even when he is not aware of it, this will put you in a mind
set of rejecting anything that come from your partner. Yes, including
sex.

And this could be very difficult to pinpoint because it could be an
accumulation of factors that you haven’t dealt with. They
accumulate over time creating an invisible shield that not even you
know why your are losing your passion.

 

How about fatigue?

Yes, this is a very significant factor. Women, most of the time, have a
heavy load of responsibilities. They have to clean the house, prepare food, take care
of the children and in many cases, they also have a full time job.

Insane! but very real.

In this state of being is normal that the only desire that is present is to rest.

So,
how do we face lack of desire for sex due to fatigue?

The best approach is to place your own needs ahead of your partner’s.

Sometimes this is necessary, and if you’re usually attentive to his needs, he
should understand and go easy on you.

 

women low sex drive

 

But, be careful.

If you always place your needs ahead of your partner’s, your
relationship is in trouble. When your partner isn’t satisfied with
the relationship, you won’t be either, at least not for long.

 

Occasionally, meeting your partner’s needs at the expense of your own,
sacrificing for your partner can be a good thing. They get what they
want, and you have the pleasure of knowing you’ve satisfied them.

But then again you’ve gotta be careful.

 

It can’t become the standard. You can’t be happy in a relationship
in which you always give but never receive. And your partner won’t
be all that happy either.

 

Women Low Sex Drive- What can you do about it

 

OK, we have seen that low sex drive could be caused by chronic diseases,
or by some psychological factors or even for physical factors.

As I stated before, if you’re suffering from any disease, the only way
around is professional treatment.

Science is so advanced up today that they sure have some kind of treatment
that could help you overcome any condition that is preventing you from having a pleasurable sex life.

Psychological and physical factors need more of a personal commitment to solve the situation. This
predicament can only be solved by looking at it and facing it with
respect and love. Responsibility is the right word here. Explain the
situation and find a solution with your partner.

 

But there is an even greater cause of women low sex drive: Hormone Imbalance.

 

Hormone Imbalance – The root of all evil.

 

Hormones are special chemical messengers in the body that are created in the
endocrine glands. These messengers control most major bodily
functions, from simple basic needs like hunger to complex systems
like reproduction, and even the emotions and mood. And
of course, the sex drive.

Many women believe that they don’t have to worry about their hormones
until menopause, but the truth is that your hormones start to change
sometimes very early; Even in the early twenties.

So, being aware of how your hormones are working in any given moment, is
fundamental for a healthy sex life.

Take for example Cortisol. This is a hormone that
is activated in response to stress.


Most organisms have an automatic reaction that engages the mechanisms
necessary for mobilization.

This response, automatically activated as a defense against any threat, is
designed to provide the energy resources necessary for survival and
to shut down all unnecessary functions, such as digestive and
reproductive functions.

 

Consequently, in order for an organism to engage in sexual activity, the stress
response would need to be inactive. The
level of Cortisol must be at the right level, otherwise there won’t
be sexual desire.

 

How do you know whether your Cortisol level is unbalanced?

 

Some symptoms that should raise a red flag are:

a) Feeling burned out

b) Difficulty falling asleep.

c) Sugar cravings.

 

Another very important hormone which imbalance can cause low sex drive in
women is Estrogen.

Estrogen. 

Estrogen is the main female hormone. It causes the female body to grow breasts
and hips. When it’s in balance with its counter hormone,
progesterone, your period arrives on time, your skin is clear, and
your moods are generally stable

Low levels of estrogen can have a big impact on your sex drive. You may
experience vaginal dryness that can lead to painful intercourse and
you may have unstable mood and sleep patterns.

The main sign of Estrogen imbalanced is vaginal dryness.

Testosterone

This is another hormone responsible for maintaining normal sex drive in
women.
It may surprise you to know that men don’t have a monopoly on
testosterone. Testosterone belongs to a class of male hormones
called androgen, but women also have small amount of Testosterone.

A woman with low testosterone does not contain enough to help produce
new blood cells, maintain sex drive, or boost levels of other
reproductive hormones.

Testosterone begins to decline in your twenties. But the worst culprit when it
comes to low testosterone is taking oral contraception.

The pill ingredients soaks up the available testosterone in the body. As a result, you may
experience low sex drive, vaginal dryness, and even pain with
insertion. Even worse, the problem might take up to a year to resolve
after stopping using oral contraception.

How do you know whether your Testosterone level is unbalanced?

There are many symptoms on Testosterone imbalance that are similar to other
hormone imbalance. But the main ones continue to be:

  1. Fatigue
  2. Anxiety
    or depression
  3. Reduced
    sex drive
  4. decreased
    sexual satisfaction
  5. Irregular
    menstruation cycles

 

Ways to Increase Women Sex Drive

It is important to know that there are many prescription drugs for men
sex enhancement; However, the FDA hasn’t approved any drug to fire
up woman’s libido.

There is not “one size fit all medications” when it comes of raising
female libido.

The first step is to find out what’s going on.

When you’re taking care of yourself physically and emotionally, and when
you’re in a good relationship, your sex drive is bound to be better
than when you are not taking care of yourself.

Talk with your doctor or a counselor about what you’re going through. Your
doctor should check your overall health, review any medications
you’re taking, and talk with you about what you’re experiencing.

While treating low libido often requires identifying the exact cause of the
issue, several home remedies can be used whatever the cause is.

As always, Mother Nature is full with natural remedies that help you keep a balance in
your sexuality.

Holistic treatment for low libido can be very effective and work quickly to
restore hormonal imbalances. Home remedies such as cayenne pepper
quickly stimulate the libido, while supplements like Vitamin E can
increase blood flow.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar taken daily can increase energy levels as well as libido.

Cayenne pepper is a sexual stimulant that increases blood circulation, purifies the
system, boosts the immune system and increases your sex drive.

Consumption of cayenne heats up the body and increases blood flow to sensitive
areas, including the genitals.

Cayenne releases endorphins, which are feel-good chemicals, and reduce the sense of pain, leading
to euphoria. Just add a dash in your food and enjoy the heat.

Saffron

According to a recent study published in the journal Food and Research
International, saffron can increase sex drive.

Consuming a thread or two of saffron per day is one of the effective ways to
increase libido in women.

Cinnamon

This spice is popular for increasing sex drive in women. Since ancient
times it has been used as a sex drive enhancing home remedy. Lack of
libido can be caused by diabetes and high blood sugar levels.

Cinnamon works by lowering blood sugar levels and thereby increasing the
libido in women with high blood pressure.

There are many natural supplements in the market that contribute to improve
your overall health.
These are the same ones that will restore your natural sex drive, because
if your body is functioning as it was designed, low sex drive won’t
be an issue; as long as the emotional aspect of your personality is
in alignment with your greatest values.

Justina Lantigua de Quezada

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