Saturday, 11 August 2012

Aromatherapy and ...loss of sexual desire in long term couples

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

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1 comment:

  1. Aromatherapy is indeed a blessing to couples in boosting their sexual life! Hurray for sharing your insights!