What To Do If She’s Losing Her Libido

The libido is different in both men and women. Since men have a lot more testosterone, which controls the libido, men tend to think about sex more often than women do, and this is natural. You may be wondering what to do if she’s losing her libido.  Also known as Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (FSAD), it is estimated that several million women in the Unites States suffer from this disorder. Some doctors even believe that half of the female population has a low libido.

There may be no issue with her reaching orgasm but her sexual desire may be dead and buried. This could be temporary due to stress or overwork or it could be a long-term problem. Other problems causing her low libido include:

  • Drug Abuse: This causes numbness in all areas of her life.
  • Alcoholism: She may be in a drunken state for most of the day and the inability to function during sex will only add further anxiety to her problem.
  • Anemia: A low iron count is common and can result in low libido.
  • Post-baby Coolness: After childbirth, some women suffer extreme hormonal changes, which can turn her off to sex, but the medical community has not yet proven this.
  • Tranquilizers: These are used to prevent anxiety, but they can create side effects in other areas and turn off her sexual desire.
  • Hormone Abnormalities: Overproduction of lutein can create a lack of sexual desire. Her body lacking androgenic (male) hormones could also be a problem.
  • Hyperprolactinaemia: Caused by an overactive pituitary gland.
  • Menopause: Low libido is a symptom of menopause, but it can be controlled with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
  • Psychological Causes: Stress and overwork, depression, anxiety, childhood hang-ups, sexual abuse or rape, or difficult living conditions can all account for a low libido.

Ways To Help Her If She Is Lacking Desire

  • Visit The Physician: Encourage her to visit her doctor so they can run through some tests and ask the necessary questions. Family planning clinics often have female doctors who can show more empathy and understanding than a male physician, but make an appointment beforehand since there is a huge influx of patients attending these clinics. They may have to refuse women with psychosexual issues.
  • Herbal Drugs: Unfortunately, the pharmaceutical industry has not designed a drug to treat low sexual desire in women, but there are several useful herbs that may prove effective and stimulate sex drive. These include Maca Root, Horny Goat Weed, and Ginseng. Although a physician may prescribe testosterone to treat Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (FSAD), the side effects include a deeper voice, hairiness, spots, and an enlarged clitoris. Clinical evidence does support the use of testosterone to treat low sexual desire and in 2007, the testosterone skin patch Intrinsa became available in the United Kingdom, but it is only prescribed to women who have had a surgically induced menopause and are already receiving estrogen therapy.
  • Suction Vibrators: In 2001, the American FDA approved the suction vibrator EROS, which enhances desire by providing suction to the clitoris. However she should not have to shell out hundreds of dollars for the EROS device when there are so many effective suction vibrators for under $50.
  • Clitoris Enhancing Cream: The effective ingredients in these products create a subtle tingling effect in the clitoris and aim to improve desire.
  • Therapy: If she has suffered sexual abuse or rape, there may be a lot of suppressed memories, which may require healing before moving forward. Counseling could be beneficial.

If you are wondering what you can do if she losing her libido, try any of the above or research further. There is no quick way to treat low libido, but if you are a loving partner you will support her and heal her thorough the difficult issues.

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About the author: Audacious Angel

I write erotica under the pseudonym, Audacious Angel. I am also the author of "The Horny Book of Happiness", a fun empowering sex guide for men, women and couples, available as an eBook on Bibliocracy, Smashwords, and Kindle, paperback on Amazon, or hardback on Lulu. I run a sexually informative website, "Girl With A Dirty Mind" and health and fitness website, "Tough Workouts." I enjoy writing content on sexuality, spirituality, and health and fitness.


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