Loss of sexual desire is famous by the name of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in medical terms. It is a most common problem especially among the woman of all ages. It has been found from the recent studies that about one-third of women between the ages of 18-59 years suffer from a loss in interest in the sex and even they don’t have any realization about this fact.
Usually the main sexual complaint among men is the erectile dysfunction and unlike this the women's biggest sexual problem is due to the combination of both physical and mental factors which can’t be cured with the help of merely popping a pill.
According to the experts frequency of lovemaking is not related with the sexual desire or satisfaction. There is no such normal frequency for lovemaking. The condition of the woman is prescribed as low sexual desire when due to stress or other condition women feel low interest and desire in sex. Experts say that sexual drive is reflected as spontaneous sexual interest which includes sexual thoughts, day dreams and erotic fantasies.
Some of the common causes for a loss of sexual desire and drive among the women which includes -
Sexual desire is also affected by the low testosterone. Usually due to this factor both men and women get affected. The level of testosterone is at peak in women in mid 20s and then gradually declines until menopause and after that they drop automatically.
Sexual desire also becomes low due to some medical problems like depression, fibroids, thyroid disorders, endometriosis etc. these problems affect the women physically and mentally.
Sexual desire among women is also affected due to inter personal relationship issues. Some of the problems like partner performance problem, the birth of a child, lack of emotional satisfaction with the relationship and also becoming a caregiver for a loved one decreases the sexual desire among the women.
Sex desire also gets affected due to some socio cultural influences. They are job stress, peer pressure and also media images of sexuality can give negative influence on sexual desire.
Some medications also have some affect on the libido of a woman. The medicines which reduce the sexual desire among are antidepressants drugs, blood pressure lowering drugs and also the oral contraceptives which can lower the sexual desire in different ways. Its consumption decreases the available level of testosterone and also affects the flow of blood.
Age is also one of the factors for low libido among women. With the growing age blood levels of androgens fall continuously in women.
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