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27 Possible Causes of Your Husband's Low Libido

Is Your Husband Not Interested in Having Sex With You?


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A study conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in February 1999 stated that about 43 percent of women and 31 percent of men suffer sexual inadequacy. Here are some of the possible causes for low libido in husbands:
  • Suboptimal amounts of testosterone in the body
  • Stress
  • Not enough sleep
  • Unresolved conflicts in the relationship
  • A desire to control or punish spouse
  • A way to have power over spouse
  • Sexual orientation conflict or confusion
  • Anger
  • Past sexual abuse
  • Working long hours
  • Too much alcohol consumption
  • Male andropause
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Endocrine or neurological disorders
  • Hypothroidism
  • Depression
  • Family worries
  • Anemia
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Antidepressants
  • Tranquilizers
  • Antihypertensive medications
  • Illegal substances such as heroin, cocaine and marijuana
  • Infidelity

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