Sexual desire varies from person to person. This difference has many causes, such as the place of residence, climate, genetics, etc. Sexual desire is also very different between men and women. But the reduction of this desire in men and women has specific reasons, which we will discuss in this article.
Decreased libido is very common in women and rare in men. (Even most men who suffer from erectile dysfunction do not lose their libido.)
The male sex hormone testosterone plays an important role in sexual desire in both men and women.
Contrary to popular belief, women’s libido is more likely to increase than decrease after menopause.
Causes of decreased libido in men:
A _ physical causes:
1- Addiction to alcohol or drugs
2- Anemia (rare)
3- Increasing the secretion of prolactin hormone from the pituitary gland.
4- Obesity (common cause)
5- Taking some drugs (especially drugs for treating prostate problems)
6- Reduction of the sex hormone testosterone (rare)
7-General and chronic diseases such as diabetes.
B _ Psychological causes:
3- Fatigue and a lot of work.
4- Disputes and serious problems with the partner.
5- Homosexual tendencies.
6-Fear of not being able to satisfy the sexual partner.
7-Environmental stress 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 giving birth, during pregnancy or breastfeeding due to severe hormonal changes.
5- Taking some medicines such as sedatives, antidepressants, blood pressure reducers and contraceptives.
6- Increasing the secretion of prolactin hormone from the pituitary gland.
B _ Psychological causes:
3- Fatigue or too much work.
5- Previous experiences of sexual harassment or rape.
6- Attitude towards your same sex.
7- Disputes and serious problems with life partner.
8-Difficult living conditions (living in a shared house with your parents or partner’s parents)
9-Environmental stress such as noise or annoying lights.
Common causes in men and women:
1- Functional anxiety: If men have experienced premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction in past relationships, and women have experienced painful sex or failure to reach orgasm, they may refuse to have sex or be disgusted by it for fear of repeating it. become
2- Increasing familiarity: Generally, the desire of couples to have sex with each other decreases with the passage of time.
3-Suppressors of sexual desire: such as changes in physical appearance (obesity or thinness), unpleasant body odor, untidy hair and clothes, and failure to take care of personal hygiene.
4- Too much or too little physical activity.
5- Lack of knowledge of sexual knowledge, sexual desires and preferences of the partner.
6- Repetition of the way and body position of having sex.
Treatment strategies for reducing libido:
1- Treatment for each of the underlying disorders.
2- Hormone therapy.
3- Stress control.
4- Consultation with experts on marital issues.
5- Learning conversation skills and communicating effectively with the opposite sex.
6-Resolving differences and solving problems, tensions and resentments.
7-Increasing intimacy with your life partner.
8- Teaching different aspects of sex.
9- Sharing sexual interests and sexual fantasies.
10- Dealing with appearance and personal hygiene.
11-Creating diversity in the way and place of having sex periodically.
12- Avoiding inactivity.
13- Creating moderation in work and other aspects of life
February 3, 1392 04:16
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