Sex Drive Low, Women? How To Boost And Treat Low Libido

low libidoPhoto Credit: ShutterstockIt’s the 21st century and oftentimes, the words ‘sex,’ ‘pleasure,’ and ‘women’ are left in the shadows. But why? Women deserve to have enjoyable sex and be pleased just as much as men. So let’s take the big elephant out of the room and come to terms with the fact that women orgasm, women like sex, and women’s sex drive are in full forward gear.

As we talk about women’s sex drive, let’s confront an unspoken truth that many women face: low libido. Low libido is decreased interest in sexual activity caused by medical diseases, lifestyle habits, hormone changes, psychological causes, and so forth. Not only that, but stress (which has been seen a lot more during COVID), low self-esteem, marital problems, can also be a cause. Low libido plagues many women, women who genuinely want sex but can’t quite understand why their urge is not there.

Dr. Adrienne Lara at Celebrating Women Center takes the time to take this issue head-on and help women of all ages find their sexual desire once again. It is her contention that women want and love sex. Now, more than ever, women are embracing and owning their sexual pleasure.

There are 3 medications that help and Dr. Lara recommends:

3 Rx for low libido

  1. Testosterone: this therapy comes in many forms, such as creams, gels, patches, or pills.
  2. Vyleesi: known also as bremelanotide injection is a prescription medicine used to enhance sexual desire in premenopausal women.
  3. Addyi: a once-a-day pill designed to increase sexual desire.

These options have proven to enhance sexual function but as always, you should consult with your gynecologist to see what option best fits you and your body.

Dr. Lara mentioned that the youngest patient she has seen for low libido has been a 17-year-old girl and the oldest is an 82-year-old woman. As you can see this is an issue that surrounds women of all ages not specifically one demographic. If you’re feeling unsure whether to see a gynecologist to discuss solutions for your lack of sex desire, this should bring comfort knowing you’re not alone.

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