If you find yourself constantly telling your spouse you are not in the mood, it is time you find out why. Many women experience a low sex drive at different points in their lives, even before they begin experiencing menopause. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, there are several common causes of low sex drive that may be hampering your bedroom activities.
Check Your Medicine Cabinet
Prescription or over-the-counter drugs may be the culprit of your low sex drive. Birth control pills, antidepressants and even antihistamines can contribute to low sex drive in women. Check your medicine cabinet and read the labels on the medications you take frequently to determine if low sex drive is a side effect. If so, bring it up to your doctor during your next visit.
Trouble in Paradise
Sex is more than just a physical connection; when emotions between a husband and wife are out of whack, problems in the bedroom may occur. Whether you’re upset from arguing about home improvements or spending less time together because of work commitments, troublesome relationships can cause women to have less desire to have sex with their partners.
Dealing with Sickness
If you’ve been hugging a tissue box lately, trying to get over a cold, dealing with seasonal allergies, or some other sickness, it may be the cause of your low sex drive. Being sick can drain you emotionally and physically. Let’s face it, who wants to have sex when their eyes are puffy or they can’t keep down breakfast?
Too Stressed for Sex
Day-to-day pressures, such as caring for the kids, doing chores, dealing with difficult co-workers and sorting finances, are undoubtedly leading causes of stress within families. Stress is exhausting. Brainstorming ways to solve your problems isn’t exactly a libido enhancer. When the pressure is on, the passion inside the bedroom has the potential to fade, leaving your sex drive on empty.
Hiding from the Mirror
Whether you just had a baby or have added a few pounds over the years, your opinion of your body plays a large role in how active you are in the bedroom. If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, it’s likely that you don’t want to put it on display for others to see, including your partner.
Lost the Sizzle
When the spontaneity leaves your sex life, it can leave you feeling bored and unsatisfied. With children running around the house and an overwhelming to-do list, it’s hard to enjoy the passionate, spur-of-the-moment sex you may have enjoyed early on in the relationship.
Baby on Board
Whether you’re currently pregnant or have recently given birth, the hormones and body changes you experience during during pregnancy and post-pregnancy can make sex less appealing. From fixing bottles to nursing, new moms have little time for anything but caring for the baby. And, if you can steal away a moment, you are likely so exhausted that all you want to do is enjoy a nap.
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