Common causes for a loss of sexual desire and drive in women include:
Interpersonal relationship issues. Partner performance problems, lack of
emotional satisfaction with the relationship, the birth of a child, and
becoming a caregiver for a loved one can decrease sexual desire.
Sociocultural influences. Job stress, peer pressure, and media images of sexuality can negatively influence sexual desire.
Low testosterone. Testosterone affects sexual drive in both men and
women. Testosterone levels peak in women's mid-20s and then steadily
decline until menopause, when they drop dramatically.
Medical problems: Mental illnesses such as depression, or medical
conditions, such as endometriosis, fibroids, and thyroid disorders,
impact a woman's sexual drive both mentally and physically.
Medications: Certain antidepressants (including the new generation of
SSRIs), blood pressure lowering drugs, and oral contraceptives can lower
sexual drive in many ways, such as decreasing available testosterone
levels or affecting blood flow.
Age. Blood levels of androgens fall continuously in women as they age.
Ian writes ....."Well the french are the experts in this field and they swear by the
humble onion for gentlemen in their 50s who naturally lose their 'go' as
testosterone levels fall. Naturally it impacts on womens mental health
if they find their partner losing interest. There is confusion and
disorientation all round. None of this much mattered in the 1930s when
people lived to 65. The old age pension was set at 65 as the mean age
people then died. Advances in self care and medicine have raised the
average age at death to 80. This is therefore now an important issue.
Desexualisation for many is an adaption to that loss of interest.
However as self care has raised the age on death so self care can deal
with this issue. Alternatively couples can live with it and explore
other dimensions to life. The church describes this as living in a state
of 'single blessedness' but within marriage.
For those however who do not wish to live as monks and nuns I recommend a
whole onion peeled and sliced into rings. Fried in a teaspoonful of
olive oil for two minutes. Added as a base to the evening meal I can
assure you the gentleman will feel much stronger for work and play and
have all the 'go' his partner may desire. Ref Valnet The practice of
Aromatherapy. In the name of science I tried this myself. No complaints
from my wife either as to odour or 'go'.
This is an excellent article for both men and women
Aromatherapy can be defined as the art and science
of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance,
harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It is to
explore the physiological, psychological and spiritual realm of the
individual's response to aromatic extracts as well as to observe and enhance
the individual's innate healing process.
As a holistic medicine, Aromatherapy is
both a preventative approach as well as an active treatment during acute and
chronic stages of illness
Deepak Chopra 11.11.12
Dubiai, November 2012