Is your libido waning? You aren’t alone.Sexologists estimate a huge number of people (from both the sexes) are battling a loss of interest in sex, irrespective of age. There are a number of reasons for this, they say. While unhealthy lifestyles and underlying medical causes are some of the reasons, stress or resentment in your relationship can also cause your sex drive to go for a toss. Here are common reasons why your libido seems to have taken a nosedive and what you can do about it…
Gone are the days when women reported a low sex drive only as they approached menopause. Today, sexologists say that even women in the 30s and 40s are reporting a complete disinterest in sex. Your hormones could have a big role in this. Fluctuating levels of estrogen and other hormones could play havoc with your sex drive. Don’t hesitate to speak to your doctor if you feel a complete lack of interest at the thought of getting intimate with your partner — you may require medical help to sort out your hormones.
When you’re emotionally fragile, don’t expect to be scintillating in bed. Women tend to be more emotional than men and when you’re feeling down in the dumps (for whatever reason), your sex life is bound to be in the doldrums. While cheering yourself up is easier said than done — you can’t snap out of it just like that — make an attempt to figure what is bothering you and deal with it.
In a study that asked women how the behaviour of their partner affected them, a large number of participants responded that they were often taken for granted, ignored or undervalued, and this affected their sex drive. Mental health experts reckon that talking about your issues with your better half will help iron out differences to some extent. The rest, they say, is up to you on how you want to deal with it.