Sex is an important part of relationships for most people all around the world. The lack of intimacy usually affects the relations between people. It reduces the ability to enjoy sex that is beneficial to our health as well.
Many things can cause a lack of sex. However, low sex drive or low libido is one of the most common causes. This can affect a person’s desire and physical ability to have sex.
First and foremost it is important to understand that low sex drive is a problem that needs to be solved. There are certain diets and therapy that can increase your sex drive. However, if all efforts seem futile, it is better to visit a doctor. In this article, we gathered 12 things that can lower or eliminate your sex drive.
Men that suffer from obesity usually have low sex drive because fat cells produce estrogen (the female hormone). This can significantly lower the sex drive. Moreover, people that suffer from obesity usually get tired quickly and can sweat a lot. This can be a huge obstacle for their sexual partners.
An increased amount of alcohol in the body leads to intoxication that significantly reduces that person’s ability to have sex. People that suffer from alcohol addiction usually have a low sex drive and rarely can satisfy their partners.
Sexual arousal can leave as quickly as it appeared because of different distracting thoughts or conversations. That’s why it is important to abstract from such activity and enjoy sex.
4. Fatigue and tiredness
If you suffer from constant fatigue or tiredness, it makes it difficult to have sex. Your body and brain can’t prepare for sexual intercourse because of the lack of energy.
5. Lack of sleep
Lack of sleep can also significantly decrease your sex drive. The reality is that you can’t have sex when you think only about a few hours of healthy sleep.
Certain medications have the ability to decrease your libido. For example, antidepressant drugs can significantly lower sex drive. Besides, they also affect the possibility to reach orgasm.
People with depression usually have very low libido. Moreover, if you treat your depression with antidepressants, you have a double negative effect on your sex drive.
Hormonal contraception usually affects the hormonal balance that can cause decreased libido. If you have noticed that your sex drive disappeared while taking birth control pills or after fitting an IUD, it is better to visit your gynecologist.
If you don’t drink enough water, it can cause fatigue. Dehydration in women can cause vaginal dryness that complicates sex because it requires additional lubrication and even treatment.
10. Pain during sex
There are a lot of health issues that can cause pain during sex. Most of them require timely and proper treatment. Moreover, women usually refuse intimacy if sex hurts and this leads to decreased sex drive.
11. Lack of attraction
Most people experience increased sexual drive with people that attract them. When the attraction disappears, partners usually loose interest and sex drive to each other.
12. Lack of exercise
Lack of physical results in that a person becomes quickly tired, which is a serious drawback in sex. People who exercise usually have greater endurance and higher levels of hormones that increase libido.
13. Erectile dysfunction
Men with erectile disfunction often lose not only the physical ability but even the desire to have sex. Moreover, having a partner with erectile dysfunction is quite stressful because you need to work harder.
14. Low self-esteem
People with low self-esteem usually bothered with their appearance without clothes which significantly complicates their ability to relax and get aroused. Moreover, some people think that low self-confidence is unsexy.
Author: Amelia Grant
Amelia Grant is a journalist and blogger that believes information is a great force that is able to change people’s lives for the better. She has a strong passion for sharing useful and important things about health self-care, wellness and other advice that may be helpful for people. She is an enthusiast of a healthy lifestyle. You can check out her website for daily updates at Amelia’s Blog.