About Libido - Sexual Desires


What is Libido?

Libido is nothing but a sexual urge, sexual desire or a desire for sexual intimacy. It's always correlated to our sexual hormones.

Why females are concerned about Libido?

Some of the most challenging problems for daters are the various sexual issues they face when the relationship goes well. It's all lovely when you're dancing, having dinner and chatting over dessert, but what if you have a sexual issue when the lights go down, and you get into bed? There are several problems you may have to face.

Sometimes sexual desire can be impaired or reduced. It may be weak or not present at all, in occurrences such as asexuality. Factors of reduced libido can be both psychological and physical. Absence of libido may or may not correlate with infertility or impotence.

Factors responsible for low libido

Psychological factors such as lack of privacy and/or intimacy or distraction. Other causes include:

  • Depression
  • Stress or fatigue
  • Childhood sexual abuse, assault, trauma, or neglect
  • Body image issues
  • Sexual performance anxiety

Physical Factors:

Physical factors that can affect libido include: hypothyroidism, levels of available testosterone in the bloodstream in both women and men, the effect of certain prescription medications (for example Proscar Finasteride or Minoxidil), various lifestyle factors and according to studies, the attractiveness and biological fitness of one's partner.

Being very underweight, severely obese, or malnourished can cause a low libido due to disruptions in normal hormonal levels.

For the treatment of low libido refer to Testosterone Patches.