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What is low libido?
Libido refers to sexual desire or the drive to have sexual activity. It is also commonly called 'sex drive' or 'sexual energy'. A low libido means that you have a low interest in sex. Everybody's interest level in sex is different and there is no normal level. A low …
What are the symptoms of low libido?
The symptom of low libido is having limited sexual desire that is causing you distress.
What causes low libido?
Libido can be affected by numerous factors. Some reasons for a reduced libido can include: anxiety about previous performance; psychological issues including stress, depression or low self-esteem; familiarity with a sexual partner; physical turn-offs caused by …
How is low libido diagnosed?
A key to diagnosing low libido is determining how you and your partner feel about sexual desires. Some couples are not bothered by a reduced sex drive, while others are not happy if they believe they are not having a healthy sexual relationship. Diagnosis is …
How is low libido treated?
Low libido is treated by identifying and addressing the cause. It is important to note that libido levels can naturally vary while you are in relationships and as you age. Partner dissatisfaction is the most common reason for people seeking treatment for low …
Can low libido be cured?
Although low libido may be frustrating for you or your partner, it is something that can normally be overcome. It is important to talk about it with each other and overcome it together. Everybody's libido is different and changes in libido levels are common as …
What can be done at home to treat low libido?
Making some lifestyle changes can help to treat low libido. This can include exercising more, managing stress and communicating with your partner about sex. It can also help to make time for sex or be more creative in the bedroom.
Can low libido be prevented?
To help prevent low libido, it is important to avoid any potential causes. This can include avoiding fatigue from working too much or not getting enough sleep. It can also help to deal with any psychological conditions including anxiety, depression or low …
About this article
Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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