Normal people will have sexual urges and desires, but sometimes, they will always feel that they lack sexual desire, or even have no feeling for sex at all. If it is not voluntary abstinence and living a life of renunciation and asceticism, then the reason for our low sexual desire , may be a symptom of some diseases. Here are 12 common causes of low libido.
1. Relationship problems
No matter how much you love someone today, sometimes after getting along for a long time, you will always feel too used to it. The following are the problems that often lead to low libido between partners.
- The relationship with your partner lasts too long and becomes too familiar, resulting in no freshness
- Lose sexual attraction to each other
- Have unresolved conflicts or frequent arguments
- poor communication, lack of trust
- sexual dysfunction
2. Sexual dysfunction leads to a vicious circle
If you have this type of symptoms, you usually have more energy than energy, and it is difficult to complete the whole process of sex, leading to a vicious circle and causing you to lose interest in sex. The following are common situations:
- premature ejaculation
- vaginal dryness
- painful sex
- orgasmic disorder
- erectile dysfunction
3. Stress, anxiety and fatigue
Emotions such as stress and anxiety are a great drain on your body and mind, not only causing your unhappiness, but also reducing your libido. If you often feel tired, stressed or anxious recently, it is recommended that you start by improving your lifestyle, or you can seek outpatient counseling from a psychological department.
4. Low libido due to testosterone deficiency
Studies have found that men with Obstructive sleep apnea, OSA, will have symptoms of low testosterone, and they will easily lose their sexual desire and reduce the number of sexual activities. Moreover, studies have shown that one in three men with severe sleep apnea has a significantly lower testosterone concentration. Another study of healthy young men found that 10 to 15 percent of men who slept less than five hours for seven consecutive days experienced a drop in testosterone levels.
5. Lack of self-confidence and do not want to face
Lack of confidence in one's own body, thinking that one is unattractive, will lead to not wanting to face sex, and even anxiety about sexual performance, and lead to symptoms of immobility or loss of libido. In the long run, self-confidence problems have a great psychological impact, regardless of Symptoms of depression or anxiety, or even alcohol addiction, can make low libido problems worse.
6. Loss of libido due to lack of or excessive exercise
Lack of physical activity is prone to many problems, and they are all closely related to low libido. Regular exercise can reduce chronic diseases such as obesity, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes. These chronic diseases are one of the murderers of low libido. Moderate exercise has also been confirmed to reduce the concentration of Cortisol at night and help increase libido. But please also pay special attention to the fact that excessive exercise may also affect sexual life. Studies have pointed out that excessive, long-term high-intensity exercise, or high-endurance training will reduce male sexual desire.
7. Getting older or menopause
It's common to experience low libido as a result of aging, and common causes of low libido due to aging include the following:
- Decline in sex hormones: including Estrogen or Testosterone, which may occur in the early, middle and late stages of menopause in women; in men, the decline in testosterone due to aging is usually regarded as male menopause, which can also cause a decline in libido.
- Aging-related issues: The normal aging process involves many health issues, including reduced mobility, which can affect libido.
- Drug side effects: getting older usually means taking more drugs. Many drugs may lead to decreased libido. If you have any doubts, you should consult your doctor to adjust the drugs you are taking.
8. Pregnancy, postpartum and breastfeeding
During pregnancy, postpartum, or breastfeeding, it is normal for women to lack libido, but usually after this period, it will fully recover. The reasons for pregnancy-induced lack of libido are as follows:
- Fatigue leads to loveless mood
- hormonal changes that make it impossible to have sex
- Changes in posture, lack of confidence in body
- Pain after childbirth, because there will be wounds in both surgical and natural childbirth
- The mind is not on sex as babysitting becomes a priority
9. Excessive alcohol and smoking
Heavy drinking, or those who drink more than 14 drinks a week, is thought to be linked to lower testosterone levels, which in the long run can lead to lower libido. However, in addition to alcohol, cigarettes also affect the secretion of testosterone, leading to low libido, and may also cause a decrease in sperm count and motility.
Depression is not just the short-term unhappiness mentioned above. Depression can also affect all aspects of life, including sex life. If you have the following conditions, it may be because of depression that affects your sex life. However, taking antidepressants Side effects, sometimes sexual dysfunction, should be discussed with your physician.
- Feeling down and feeling hopeless.
- I don't find it interesting to lose enthusiasm for things that I am usually interested in.
11. Restless Leg Syndrome, RLS
Restless Legs Syndrome means that there is often an uncontrollable feeling in the legs, and the feet need to be shaken constantly. Studies have pointed out that men with Restless Legs Syndrome have a higher chance of developing erectile dysfunction, and men with frequent attacks It is also more likely to have symptoms of restlessness.
12. Chronic diseases
Chronic diseases can cause many physical symptoms, and the impact on sex should not be underestimated. The following common chronic diseases can affect sexual function and libido:
- high cholesterol.
- type 2 diabetes.
- Chronic organ failure, including: lung, heart, kidney, or liver failure.