Low Sexual Desire Biological Aspects – Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Clinic

Hello, my name is Carol cool. I’m, a physician and a women’s. Health specialists today, we’ll, discuss some of the biologic causes of low sexual desire. If you are watching this video, you may be concerned about your own sexual desire and how it impacts your relationship with your partner or interest in seeking a sexual partner.

While there is no normal when it comes to female sexual desire, there are some biologic changes that may impact your sexual functioning. There are several medications that can impact your sexual drive as well as your sexual response, pain, medications, antidepressants and birth control.

Pills are a few. You should not stop your medication, but talk with your physician about the risks and benefits hormones can play a role during the menopause transition. The decline in female sexual hormones can impact sexual desire, along with decline in hormones.

There can be a thinning of the vaginal tissue and loss of the moisture that can make intercourse painful. This is called vulval vaginal atrophy and is very treatable in most patients, while the life expectancy has increased aging can impact sexual desire due to multiple medical issues.

For the patient and for her partner how to maintain sexual activity at intimacy, while maximizing health becomes a real challenge. Medical issues in the young woman, including neurologic diseases like multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injuries impact desire, as well as sexual function.

Life is busy. Sex takes energy if we are feeling fatigued, whether it’s due to medical issues or trying to keep up with life, you may not have enough energy left over for sexual activity. As you can see, sexual desire can be impacted by several biological factors.

Women with low sexual desire often report a sense of disappointment that they no longer have the drive to initiate sexual activity and miss the intimacy with their partner. If you think you’re suffering from low sexual desire call today and schedule, an appointment with a sexual health specialist would be happy to help you.

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