Low sex drive or lack of libido is not very common in men. However, this sexual dysfunction is very common in women. In fact, according to the American Medical Association several million women in the United States are suffering from this problem particularly what they call “female sexual arousal disorder” (FSAD). Although experts estimate that about 43% of US women suffer from this problem, the exact number may be a lot lower.
For many females, the problem is only temporary and it is only experienced from time to time. In most cases, the patient can get over the problem without consulting a physician or specialist. However, in some cases it is necessary to get expert medical or psychosexual advice. In cases wherein the problem is due to an underlying factor like disease or use of certain drugs, it is not possible to get over it without professional help.
There are no specific symptoms of low libido in women. A little common sense is all it takes to determine that you are having this problem. If you’re less interested in sexual activity which results to some kind of distress in your relationship, it is possible that you are suffering from this problem. Also, if you’ve been less interested in sex lately or if you’d rather sleep than to enjoy intimate moments with your partner then you may have lack of libido.
Bottom line: There really is no magic number that exactly defines low sex drive in women. It differs from one woman to another.
What Should You Do?
Again, it is possible to skip the embarrassing conversation with your doctor. It is probable that you’re just going through a phaseor something going on with your life is causing your low libido. However, if the problem persists and is causing strain on your relationship with your partner then it is best to consult your general practitioner who will likely be able to determine the root of the problem. In some cases, your doctor will refer you to a specialist who can treat the specific problem causing the low sex drive.
The most important part of treating low libido in women is finding the exact cause of the problem. To determine it, you need to consult your doctor or specialist since there are many possible physical and psychological causes of the female sexual dysfunction. Once the exact cause is exposed, the appropriate treatment will be determined.