The Low Down on Low Libido
There are myriad reasons why women suffer from a decrease in sexual desire – some physiological, some emotional and some situational. Just like our personalities, when it comes to how much sex we “should” be having, we’re all very different sexual beings. But if you’re in danger of forgetting how to have an orgasm and you can’t even muster the energy to care, it’s time to get to the root of the problem.
The Physical Causes
Certain physical changes, illnesses and even medications can affect libido. If you feel sexually inadequate and think you don’t know how to have an orgasm (due to inexperience or lack of confidence) that’s naturally going to have an effect on your desire.
Diseases like diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure and neurological problems can affect desire, as can surgery – especially if it was close to, or involving, sexual organs.
Physical fatigue can also be a huge dampener and can come from many directions: looking after children, overwork, illness or caring for older parents, for example. Over-indulgence in alcohol, drugs and even smoking can also all play a part in a lack of arousal.