Lack of sex drive in women (lack of libido)
Lack of sex drive (lack of libido) is common in women, but quite rare in men.
The American Medical Association has estimated that several million US women suffer from what doctors often call ‘female sexual arousal disorder’ (FSAD).
However, currently there seems to be an FSAD bandwagon in North America, driven by doctors who think that nearly half the female population (43 per cent) lack sex drive. Such a high number really doesn’t seem likely.
In the UK, family planning clinics and Relate (or Relationships Scotland) clinics see quite large numbers of women who complain of low libido. Our estimate is that at any one time, several hundred thousand women in Britain are troubled by lack of sex drive.
Many of these women have no problems with having orgasms. Rather, they have no real desire to have sex and their minds are not turned on by the prospect of love-making.
Fortunately, for many females this lack of libido is only temporary.
Some will get over it by themselves, and a lot more can be helped by expert medical or psycho sexual advice. Others do not really want to get back into the world of rampaging sexual desire and are quite happy to lead lives that are untroubled by lust.
What are the causes of lack of libido in women?
As is the case with men, lack of desire in women can be of either physical or psychological origin. But physical causes are quite rare.
- Anaemia, which is quite common in women because of iron loss during periods.
- Drug abuse.
- Major diseases, such as diabetes.
- Post-baby ‘coolness’, a term we have coined for the loss of libido that often happens after childbirth. It is almost certainly linked to hormonal changes that occur at this time, though this has still not been proven. The general trauma of childbirth also plays a part – and after having a baby, many women are too exhausted to think about sex.
- Prescribed drugs, particularly tranquillisers.
- Hyperprolactinaemia – a rare disorder in which the pituitary gland is overactive.
- Other hormone abnormalities: leading Swiss gynaecologist Dr Michael Nemec claimed to us that abnormalities in the production of luteinising hormone (LH) often cause lack of desire, though there is little world-wide backing for this idea. And top British gynaecologist John Studd says that many women who have lost their libido lack androgenic (male) hormones, like testosterone. This view remains controversial.
You may be surprised that we haven’t mentioned the menopause as a physical cause of loss of desire.
Contrary to myth, the menopause doesn’t usually cause loss of libido, and indeed many women feel a lot sexier and have more orgasms in the postmenopausal part of their life.
These causes are very common. It’s understandable that when a woman is having a bad time emotionally, she may lose interest in sex.
Psychological causes include:
- stress and overwork
- hang-ups from childhood
- past sexual abuse or rape
- latent lesbianism
- serious relationship problems with your partner
- difficult living conditions, eg sharing a home with parents or parents-in-law.
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