Lack of sex drive is a common reason women come into my office.
I appreciate this because sex drive – a.k.a. libido – is not only about sex. Libido reflects motivation, drive, passion in life.
Libido reflects life energy.
I also appreciate when women acknowledge the importance of sexual health and intimacy for the health for their relationships.
[I think most men are much quicker than most women to admit the importance of sex in their lives. What do you think? Comment at the end of this blog.]
Evaluating a woman with a low sex drive starts with questions about her physical health.
- Is she perimenopausal or menopausal?
- Does she have vaginal dryness?
- Does she have pain or discomfort with sex?
If a woman is in menopause or perimenopause (the 10 or more years leading up to menopause), her hormone levels might be rising and falling, affecting her sleep, mood, sex drive, and more.