A low sex drive is a common complaint. This is heard from both women and men, but men are more likely to be concerned about it and women sadly tend to accept it more easily. A healthy sex life is important for both men and women–a couple needs intimacy to truly thrive in their relationship.
There are many reasons for a low sex drive. Stress definitely lowers anyone’s sex drive so it is important that you take time to relax and spend quiet time alone as a couple. If you are having communication problems or other issues with your partner these need to be addressed. Seek the help of a counselor or communication expert if needed. Make your relationship a priority.
Hormonal imbalances in both men and women can drastically affect a sex drive (your desire for sexual relations with your partner). In addition, a hormonal imbalance can affect function– in men it can affect your erection abilities and for women it can affect your vaginal lubrication. Both men and women require optimal Testosterone, Estrogen, and Progesterone for healthy sexual functioning and desire–obviously the levels of each of these hormones differ in men and women but both sexes need all of these hormones to be optimal.
If you are a man or woman in your late 30’s to 50’s who has noticed a decline in sex drive and/or sexual functioning it is smart to get your hormones properly evaluated by a bio-identical hormone specialist. Regular doctors simply look at normal values and normal values will mistakenly show that you are fine when you are not. Optimal hormone levels are where you function at your best and this is what a hormone specialist is trained to help you achieve.