important to note that a low libido should not be confused
with an inability to reach orgasm. Many women with a low
sex drive are capable of successful physical sexual arousal
and may also achieve orgasm.
Causes of Low Sex Drive In Women
such as birth control as well as antidepressants,
hormones and others
factors such as anxiety and depression
factors such as anger, and trust issues
that is brought on naturally or surgically
arousal disorder when sex is frustrating and / or painful.
Disorders such as obesity, bulimia, and anorexia
drugs and alcohol use
abuse or trauma
& Mental Factors
are experiencing low sex drive, one of the first things that
you will want to rule out are emotional or mental blockages
that keep you from feeling all right about your sexuality
and sex in general. Have there been any past sexual abuse
or trauma issues. What was your upbringing like when it came
to attitudes regarding sexuality.
If the answer
is yes to something as obvious as this, it may great help to find
a therapist that specializes in sexual health who can help you deal
with these issues. For treatment resources see our general treatment
and therapy resources for traditional and alternative modalities.
that should be explored are hormone levels. A few blood tests can
help your doctor determine what your hormone levels are (especially
if you are low on testosterone). You can also have your doctor rule
out any physical causes that may need to be addressed.
Your free testosterone
should be a minimum of 1.9 and you total testosterone should be
a minimum of 20. If your testosterone is low you can explore options
that you have with your doctor on how you can increase your levels.
If your sexual response is low and that is feeding into your lack
of interest due to pain, dryness, or lack of arousal or physical
release, you should consider seeking evaluation and treatment of
sexual arousal disorder.
causes have been ruled out, I can tell you that with alternative
therapies such as EMDR therapy have provided positive results for
many woman. A web site to find out more about that is as follows-
Emdr.com Also, if you are very analytical, introspective, etc.
then you may need a more intensive, visceral way to release some
of your feelings that are resurfacing and trying to get her attention
to deal with them. Sometimes "talk therapy" is just not the way
to go for those types. A type of therapy for that is Holotropic
Breathwork. The national site for that is-
Breathwork.com You may also consider some massage therapy
to allow you to get more acquainted with your body in a way that
is healthy. Many sexual issues are dealt with effectively from therapeutic
massage for a few reasons... one it brings them back in touch with
their body and often sparks an emotional release during the session
(Thus you should let the massage therapist know in advance about
any issues you is currently trying to work through so that they
can be prepared for you to have an emotional release).
is also a wonderful tool and something that is quite effective at
dealing with the mind, body and spirit when it comes to sexual health.