There are many factors that can affect a woman’s sex drive. One thing to keep in mind is that women’s libidos naturally fluctuate over the years!

Highs and lows in libido commonly coincide with changes in the following:

  • Age
  • Relationships
  • Illness
  • Sleep
  • Medications
  • Mood; Depression, Stress and Anxiety
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Hormones
  • Physical health
  • Just to name a few

So how do you know if your sex drive is low? Good question. In this case, symptoms primarily include:

  • No interest in any sexual activity including masturbation
  • Never, or rarely have sexual fantasies or thoughts

On the contrary, if you have been craving more sex than usual and having more sexual fantasies or thoughts, your libido most likely is on the higher level. 

Sex drive varies among women but if it's something you feel like you are lacking, then you can always seek help. Making lifestyle changes to improve your physical and emotional health can improve your overall wellbeing and in turn, let your libido soar. 

For many women, emotional closeness is an essential prelude to sexual intimacy. Problems in your relationship can be a major factor in low sex drive. Work on improving your connection with your partner by resolving conflicts, learn to communicate better, and work on trust issues. 

Most women will benefit from a treatment approach aimed at the many causes behind this condition. Recommendations may include sex education, counseling, medication or hormone therapy. 

If you are having any unfamiliar symptoms with your sex drive, and feel like something could be off, it’s important that you talk to your doctor who can dive deeper into what might be causing this in which they can run tests and prescribe medications based on what you’re experiencing. 

What questions do you have about your sex drive?

With love, 

Dr. Horton