Female sex desire is a complex multifactorial interaction and is affected by physical and mental health, experiences, lifestyle and quality of the relationship.
Causes of low sex drive in women:
- Sexual dysfunctions: pain during intercourse or inability to achieve orgasm may affect sexual desire
- Organic or systemic diseases: several conditions can compromise sexual drive, such as arthritis, cancer, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, neurological diseases
- Medication: specific medications, such as anti-depressants and antiepileptic drugs can noticeably reduce sex drive
- Lifestyle: smoking and alcohol abuse can severely affect libido
- Surgeries: mastectomy or procedures on the genitalia can affect sexual drive due to physical appearance changes
Menopause and breastfeeding can have an impact on libido as a consequence of the hormonal changes occurring during these states.
- Poor physical appearance
- Low self-esteem
- Negative experiences
Causes associated with the relationship:
- Lack of communication
- Lack of trust
- Lack of emotional bonding