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Common Causes For A Loss Of Sèxual Desire And Drive In Women

Loss of sèxual desire or drive (SD) is a growing concern among women of all ages. It is one of the most common problems mentioned by women seeking medical help. There are a wide range of potential causes for SD, each of which requires specific treatment. This article will discuss the most common causes of SD in women and their potential treatments.

Psychological Causes

According to healthline, The most common psychological causes for SD in women include stress, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. All of these can affect desire for sèx as well as physical arousal during sèxual activity. Stress is often due to work and familial pressures, with women often feeling that they have to juggle too many duties with too little time or not being able to receive enough emotional and practical support from those around them. 

Depression and anxiety can both have a detrimental effect on libido, as can long-term use of the contraceptive pill or other hormonal medications. Relationship issues, such as feelings of disconnection from the partner, lack of appreciation, unresolved conflicts or disagreements, or unresolved grief related to a previous relationship, can also lead to a decrease in libido. 

Women may also experience a decreased sèx drive due to differences in sèxual orientation or gender identity. This can be particularly difficult to manage, as women may feel isolated or even ashamed and struggle with finding support.

Physical Causes

Physical causes of SD can vary dramatically, with some more common than others. Insomnia, fatigue, and pain all contribute to decreased libido, while alcohol, drug use, and smoking can have a negative effect. 

Certain medications, such as hypertension and antidepressant medications, can also cause SD as a side effect. Additionally, a decrease in estrogen due to menopause or an increased production of prolactin or testosterone can lead to a decrease in sèxual desire.

Other physical causes of SD include thyroid dysfunction, diabetes, kidney diseases, and heart diseases. 


Treatment for SD varies depending on the underlying cause. For psychological causes, such as stress, depression, and anxiety, it is important to address the root of the problem. This may involve psychotherapy, lifestyle changes such as yoga or mindfulness, as well as medications such as antidepressant medication. 

For relationship issues, couples counselling can be beneficial for both partners to work on communication and understanding. For physical causes, such as thyroid dysfunction, diabetes, kidney diseases, or heart diseases, the underlying cause needs to be treated. 

For a decreased sèx drive due to differences in gender identity or sèxual orientation, it is important to seek out supportive counsellors and therapists. Additionally, self-help and awareness programs, such as gender dysphoria or sèx addiction programmes, are available. 


Loss of sèxual desire or drive in women can have a considerable impact on their physical and mental wellbeing. It is important to understand the potential causes and to seek timely treatment. For psychological causes, such as stress, depression and anxiety, addressing the root of the problem is important. For physical causes, such as diabetes and menopause, treating the underlying cause is essential. Moreover, seeking the help of a supportive counsellor or therapist can be greatly beneficial in overcoming gender differences or sexual orientation issues.

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