12 Sex drive Killers
Sex drive Killers
People who enjoy a good sex life are generally happier, healthier and
live longer than those who don’t.
Surprising Health Benefits
of Having Sex
There are some areas where we can have control over improving the
setting for satisfying sexual experiences:
– related to job, money, caring for familly members, life getting out of
Solutions for Emotional Stability
Relationship Problems –
Simmering arguments, poor communication, betrayal of trust etc. For
women particularly, emotional closeness is tied up with sexual desire.
“Do not let the sun go down on your anger”
– Ephesians 4:26b
although” alchofrolic” drinks can make you feel less sexually inhibited,
they can also stifle your libido or be a “turn-off” to your partner.
Not enough Sleep –
leads to fatigue; try to
retire before 10pm after some wind-down time; if insomnia or sleep apnea is the
problem, there is help:
children can not only wear you out, but also preoccupy your thoughts and time.
It may be necessary to deliberately schedule some time with your partner.
Medication - commonly linked to libido loss include:
Blood pressure medications
Oral contraceptives (some studies show a link;
Body Image –
feeling sexy involves self-esteem, even when your partner
says they don’t have a problem with what you think is a problem. Strive to work
on your shape, tend to your hair and its styling, look after your skin, and
maybe rethink your wardrobe for a sexier, less frumpy look.
Being greatly overweight is associated with lack of sexual
enjoyment/desire and difficulties with sexual performance, possibly due to lack
of self-esteem, unsatisfactory relationships, social stigma, and other
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) – affects men’s confidence in their
sexual performance, which negatively affects their sex drive.
ED can be related to and an early
warning sign of cardiovascular disease (CVD) –
ED is a strong predictor of death
from all causes and of heart attack, stroke and heart failure in men with
cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to German researchers reporting in
Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
TESTOSTERONE levels tend to
fall slightly with age causing some men to lose their sexual interest. TESTOSTERONE
is linked to sex drive in women, too. However, supplementing
TESTOSTERONE may not be the
answer, but rather maintaining the balance ratio with the other sex hormones.
The “loop factor” here is that
increase with orgasmic frequency.
and also many antidepressant drugs can lower your sex drive
~50% of women
report reduced sex drive through
menopause and beyond. Symptoms arise, such as vaginal dryness and pain
during sex, which may make sex uncomfortable and dampen sex drive. Hormonal
changes of menopause certainly play a major role affecting libido during this
life phase, but also other factors weigh in, including depth of relationship
with her partner, body image, self worth /esteem, medications being taken, and
physical health. During menopause, estrogen
levels do not fall as much as PROGESTERONE
levels, creating a situation called estrogen
dominance. PROGESTERONE Therapy and other
tactics may help restore hormonal balance.
Too Little Intimacy –
women tend to wrap sex and intimacy together in forming their desire for sex.
However, men seem better able to separate the two, which leaves a woman feeling
resentful that she is no more than a
sex object. Try spending more non-sexual intimate time together -
Converse, snuggle, trade massages. Learn to express affection without having to
have sex. As intimacy builds, so does sex drive.
A group of men being treated
for erectile problems saw greater increases in testosterone when, along with the
treatments, they had frequent sex. Specifically, men who had sex at least eight
times per month had greater increases than those who had sex less than eight
times per month.