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Not Interested in Sex?

Some Solutions for Wives with Low Libido


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Left untreated, female sexual dysfunction can destroy your marriage. You owe it to yourself and to your husband to see your doctor to see what could be causing your lack of interest in sex. This is a situation where communication between spouses is critical. Talk about it with one another!

Sexual Dysfunction Definition

  • Lack of interest in sex, low libido (hypoactive sexual desire disorder - HSDD)
  • Sexual intercourse is painful (dyspareunia)
  • Inability to reach orgasm (anorgasmia)
  • Difficulty in becoming aroused

Possible Causes of Low Sexual Desire in Wives

  • Diminished blood flow to the vagina and uterus
  • Childbirth
  • Diabetes
  • Anger
  • Use of illegal substances
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Injury to nerves and blood vessels after a hysterectomy
  • Hormone deficiency
  • Low levels of testosterone
  • High level of stress
  • Fatigue
  • Desire to punish or control husband
  • Conflict concerning sexual orientation
  • Endocrine or neurological disorders
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Power issues in marriage
  • Emotional problems
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Marriage problems and unresolved relationship issues
  • Depression and anxiety disorders
  • Antidepressants and other medications
  • Incontinence
  • Infidelity
  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Anemia

Available Treatments

  • Eros-CD, a nonsurgical device
  • Testosterone cream
  • Vaginal lubricants
  • Estrogen patch or pills
  • Reduce stress
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Marriage counseling
  • Lose weight
  • Exercise
  • Natural remedies like chocolate

Please remember, that this site is for informational purposes only. Please seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with your questions regarding a medical or psychological condition.

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