No one sums up the opposing attitudes of what constitutes a healthy, normal sex drive better than Woody Allen. But more on that later. What is less understood is the shifting matrix of biological, psychological and social factors that influence it.
Having a different sex drive than your partner can be a tough obstacle to overcome. Of course, there is no magic number of times you should be having sex, but if you feel like you're just not enjoying sex like you used to or don't want to have sex as often than you used to, you might be suffering from a low sex drive. While you won't know for sure what the culprit is until you talk with a doctor, these common reasons for low libido may point you in the right direction.
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Loss of sex drive happens to many people over the course of their lives, and science suggests there is no one clear reason for it. Instead, it can be one — or a combination — of several social, hormonal, physiological and psychological factors that lower your libido, and cause you to be less interested in sexual relations. Factor 1: Social. This is usually the term professionals use when talking about interpersonal problems causing a low sex drive, which can mean a lack of intimacy or attraction to a partner.
Iris, a young woman from North Carolina, can't understand why she has no sexual desire -- she is only 30 and in love. Iris is one of an increasing number of women in the prime of life and at the height of their fertility who have lost their sexual desire, according to medical experts and a growing body of research. Stress, depression and bad relationships can contribute to low libido, but often birth control pills or antidepressants are the culprit.
Has your libido taken a nosedive? Sex drive or libido involves our interest in sexual thoughts or activity. We all have a natural level of libido that is influenced by our biology and personality and which fluctuates throughout our lives for good, bad or neutral reasons.
My med organizer is basically a candy dish — at least that colorful, but not as delicious. I do miss being horny. I miss feeling the sexual fire smoldering in that place where sexual fires smolder — be it a real or imagined actual location. I admit, some of this might be age-related.
However, low libido for a long period of time may cause concern for some people. It can sometimes be an indicator of an underlying health condition. Testosterone is an important male hormone.