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Low Libido: Here’s Why Your Sex Drive Isn’t What It Used To Be

By | source:Here Jan 30th, 2017

Have you not been feeling romantic lately? Libido –– also known as the desire to engage in sexual activity –– will occasionally drop. If yours has changed unexpectedly, it’s important to know why.

Symptoms of low sexual desire include lack of sexual thoughts and relationship strain because of a change in frequency. But what’s causing it?

It’s impossible to pinpoint exactly what’s going on without seein your doctor, but erectile dysfunction is a common cause for men. Women are susceptible to low libido due to menopause.

Both genders are affected by hormone changes, lack of sleep, body image problems and excessive drinking. Drugs like marijuana can also suppress the pituitary gland, which messes up your body’s testosterone production.

If you’re looking for ways to lift your libido, here are some ideas:

  • Evaluate your medications to make sure side effects aren’t the culprit.
  • Get moving! Exercising has a huge impact on libido.
  • Make time for dates with your significant other and keep the romance alive.

While we’re on the topic, now would be a good time to read our post on things to avoid before having sex.