When it comes to sexual dysfunction, much of the attention is on men. However, women also suffer from issues like low sex drive. Because it is often easier to notice when a man is or is not in the mood for sex, it is easier to figure out how to achieve the desired result. Women’s biology is trickier, and the treatment options are fewer.
When fluctuating hormones are to blame, there are different options for that as well. Drops in dopamine can be treated with things like Nu Image's PT-141 to increase production along with sexual desire. Taking birth control pills will also cause a hormonal shift that can affect desire. It is important to talk to a doctor and get tested to see if hormones are causing a shift in desire. It could be a matter of trial and error in adjusting medications to find a combination that works.
For many women, it may be a simple matter of being tired and stressed out from daily activities. Anyone who is looking after children, working and trying to keep a household running smoothly is bound to be exhausted at the end of the day. If there are other dependents, like elderly relatives, it can be even more difficult to shed the worries that crop up in order to properly relax. Sex can begin to feel like a chore instead of a fun activity.
While it may be difficult at first, try to schedule the day so that there is at least one hour devoted to something relaxing. Gardening, jogging and meditation are all fantastic ways to destress and promote good health. If none of that appeals, try an indulgent bubble bath with a good book at a few pieces of dark chocolate.
It can be easy to drift apart over time. Not feeling close to a partner can lead to a loss in sexual desire. If that is the case, take some time to reconnect. Recreate the first date or carve out the time to have a conversation about something besides kids, work or chores. Write a sweet note and tuck it into their pocket or go on an adventure doing something neither of you has tried before. It is easy to take each other for granted, so try to think about all the wonderful things they do for you each day.
Whether the issue is medical, emotional or physical, many times there is a way to improve things. Talk to a doctor and partner to determine what the cause can be and figure out a treatment plan that works for everyone.
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