No sex drive? THESE causes could be the reason for your loss of libido
LOSS of libido is a common problem that affects many men and women at some point in their life – but what causes it?
While everyone’s sex drive is different, people can experience a lack of desire for sex.
In these instances it’s a good idea to get help, and seeking advice from your GP, a psychosexual therapist or a contraception and sexual health clinic are options
But what causes reduced sex drive in the first place?
Often it’s linked to relationship issues, stress or tiredness, but it can be a sign of an underlying medial problem. The NHS outlines all the possibilities.
One of the first things to consider is whether you’re happy in your relationship. Do you have any doubts or worries that could be behind your loss of sexual desire?
A low libido can be the result of being in a long-term relationship and becoming overfamiliar with your partner, loss of sexual attraction, unresolved conflict and frequent arguments and poor communications.
These can be all-consuming and have a major impact on your happiness, including your sex drive.
If you feel you’re constantly tired, stressed or anxious, you may need to make some lifestyle changes or speak to your GP for advice.
It’s very different from simply feeling unhappy, miserable or fed up for a short while. It’s a serious illness that interferes with all aspects of your life, including your sex life.
It’s important to see your GP if you think you might be depressed. They can advise you about the main treatments for depression, such as talking therapies or antidepressants.
A low sex drive can also be a side effect of antidepressants.