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You’re tuned into your body when it comes to sex, but what about your brain?
Many women suffer from a lack of libido or sex drive, however the problem is comparatively rare in men. It is estimated that several million US women are afflicted by what doctors refer to as ‘female sexual arousal disorder‘ (FSAD), according to the American Medical Association.
Relate and family planning clinics in the UK regularly see large numbers of women who complain of low libido. It is reasonable to assume that at any one time, hundreds of thousands of women in the UK have symptoms of low libido or lack of sex drive. This does not mean that having orgasms is difficult for these women, as most do not have any problem in this regard. More specifically, the issue is that they have no real desire to have sex and the prospect of love-making does not appeal to them.
Possible Causes Of FSAD
There are many possible causes of FSAD. Here are some of the most common:
- After childbirth, it is common for women to suffer anemia which can be a cause of FSAD
- An increase in stress levels is usually a contributing factor
- General fatigue
- FSAD can be a side effect of using certain medications like anti depressants and birth control pills
- A high workload
- Current marital or relationship problems
- Alcohol abuse, depression or drug abuse or gambling (including the excessive use of online gambling sites and sports betting offers) are common triggers
- A history of childhood abuse
Help Is At Hand – For Free!
As with any type of health issue, your first port of call should always be to see your doctor or visit your local NHS drop in centre for advice. Your second step is to make full use of the information you will find right here.
Sex, Brain, Body offers free help and advice from a range of experts in the field of women’s sexual health. They seek to help you overcome FSAD and HSDD through a free toolkit, plus a range of expert articles, opinions and Q & A resources.