Struggling with Low Libido?
We’ve all experienced those times when our bodies just don’t feel in sync. We look at our significant other with fluttering eyes, but the rest of our body isn’t responding, or even worse, we just don’t seem to feel anything?
Some couples might see this as a warning sign, but we’re here to put your mind at ease. Not feeling in the mood could be linked to a low libido and there are various contributing factors. Read through our list to see if any of these factors are leading to your low libido:
Stress is one of the main culprits for women dealing with a low libido. Stress affects us physically in the sense that it decreases the production of sex hormones, like estrogen. So it’s understandable that the more you stress about not having a sex drive, the less likely it is it show its face.
Inflammation and Weight
It’s a common thought that you won’t be in the mood for sex because you aren’t feeling comfortable in your own skin, but being overweight is about more than just mindset. Individuals that are overweight and deal with inflammation see more issues with their libido because it impedes both hormone and neurotransmitter function.
If you are dealing with a low sex drive, remember to ask your doctor how your medication could be influencing it. Certain antidepressants and medication for hypertension, and even some birth control medication could be the culprit to your libido drop.
Alcohol or Drug Use
Although it’s true that alcohol can help lower inhibitions, it also impairs your nervous system which leads to fatigue. When we are fatigued, it’s harder to become aroused. Other drugs, such as marijuana suppresses your pituitary gland (which is responsible for the production of testosterone) and could also lead to a lower sex drive.
These are just a few factors that could be influencing your sex drive, or the lack thereof. The great thing is that by being proactive and facing the culprits, you’ll be ready to go in no time.