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The most important reasons for the decrease in sexual desire in men and women

Decreased libido has been much more common in women than men, so that even men with erectile dysfunction do not lose their libido. The most important cause of decreased libido in men is a decrease in testosterone. This hormone has a great effect on the sexual desire of men and women.


Contrary to popular belief, postmenopausal women are more likely to have increased libido than decreased libido.

Causes of decreased libido in men:
A. Physical causes:
1- Addiction to alcohol or drugs
2. Anemia (rare)
3- Increased secretion of prolactin from the pituitary gland.
4. Obesity (common cause)
5. Taking certain medications (especially medications to treat prostate problems)
Decreased sex hormone testosterone (rare)
7- General and chronic diseases such as diabetes.
B _ Psychological causes:
1- Depression.
2- Stress.
3- Fatigue and a lot of work.
4- Serious disputes and problems with your partner.
5. Homosexual tendencies.
6- Fear of not being able to satisfy a sexual partner.
7- Environmental stresses such as noise or annoying lights.
Causes of decreased libido in women:
A. Physical causes:
1- Anemia due to iron loss during menstruation or childbirth (common)
2. Addiction to alcohol or drugs.
3- General and chronic diseases such as diabetes.
4 – after childbirth, during pregnancy or lactation due to severe hormonal changes.
5. Taking some medications such as sedatives, antidepressants, antihypertensives and contraceptives.
6- Increased secretion of prolactin from the pituitary gland.
B _ Psychological causes:
1- Depression.
2- Stress.
3. Fatigue or overwork.
4- Anxiety.
5. Previous experiences of sexual harassment or rape.
6. Tendency to be gay.
7- Serious differences and problems with your partner.
8. Difficult living conditions (living in a shared home or your parents or partner parents)
9- Environmental stresses such as noise or annoying lights.
Common reasons in men and women:
1- Functional anxiety: If men in previous relationships have experienced premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction and women have experienced painful sexual intercourse or failure to reach orgasm, they may refuse to have sex or become bored for fear of repeating it. To be.
2- Increasing acquaintance: Generally, couples’ desire to have sex with each other decreases over time.
3- Sexual suppressors: such as changes in physical appearance (obesity or thinness), unpleasant body odor, untidy hair and clothes and lack of personal hygiene.
4- Too much or too little physical activity.
5 – Lack of knowledge of sexual knowledge, desires and sexual preferences of the partner.
6- Repetition of the method and physical condition of having sex.
Therapeutic strategies to reduce sexual desire:
1- Treatment for any of the underlying disorders.
2- Hormone therapy.
3- Stress control.
4- Consulting with experts on marital issues.
5. Learn conversational skills and communicate effectively with the opposite sex.
6- Resolving disputes and solving problems, tensions and resentments.
7- Increasing intimacy with your partner.
8- Teaching different aspects of sex.
9 – Sharing sexual interests and sexual fantasies.
10 – Take care of appearance and personal hygiene.
11- Creating variety in the manner and place of having sex periodically.
12. Avoid inactivity.
13- Creating moderation in work and other aspects of life

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