28 Nov What is a ‘Normal’ Sex Drive?
How’s your sex drive going lately? Are you that type of person that seems to want to
have sex every night or are you that person that just wants to do it as a means of
Libido also more commonly known as a person’s ‘sex drive’ varies depending on the
individual. It can be influenced by a number of different factors including gender,
lifestyle, stress levels, relationship status, age, and a host of other things.
There are some stereotypes out there such as teenagers having raging hormones and
all they can think about is sex, but believe it or not, libido actually varies from person to
It is Unique
According to sex and relationship expert, Emily Morse, it is actually quite common for
men and women to have mismatched libidos. She notes that libido is unique to the
individual in that if a person doesn’t feel the need for sex, that is considered normal, as
is everyone else’s. However, there is such a thing as a decrease in libido.
What is Low Libido?
Low libido is defined by a stark decrease in the desire (or need) for sex. Again, libido is
unique in every person, but if you notice any changes in your desire for sex, then that
could be an indication of an underlying problem.
People that are suffering from a waning sex drive may be suffering from medical or
psychological conditions. Chronic illnesses and cancer are two leading causes of a
depressed libido, thus sapping a person’s desire for sex.
Psychological problems can also lead to a decrease in a person’s sex drive. Depression
remains to be the leading psychological cause of sexual dysfunction so if you are
suffering from it, it would be best that you talk to a therapist as soon as possible.
People who are taking psychological medications like antidepressants might also feel
that their libido is suppressed. That is because such medications are known to depress
our sex drive as a possible side effect.
There are also reports stating that women who take hormonal birth control pills can also
feel a decrease in their libido, although it is important to note that these reports are not
substantial in the sense that some women are experiencing it and some are okay with
the intake of such pills.
Men who have low testosterone levels generally have a lower desire for sex than those
who have healthy T levels. Women, on the other hand, are sporadic in the sense that
researchers do not know which hormones are the cause and which are the effects.
Issues with Relationships
There are studies that show that people who are a victim of infidelity generally have a
low sex drive. In other words, if the trust is lost, the desire for sex is also lost in the