Sex is a human need, much like sleep or hunger, so it’s no wonder that most of the world is in the mood to indulge often. There are plenty of articles on the internet that give helpful tips to spice up your sex life, improve your sexual stamina and find new ways to experiment among a wide array of other sexual topics. However, how many of us really talk about not being in the mood? Those who do bring up the fact that they aren’t enjoying anything related to sex, or don’t feel like they are in the mood are regarded as an anomaly. In many cases, it is women who feel a disinterest for sex, even when their partners may be in the mood. It is perfectly natural sometimes to not feel like having sex, but when it is prolonged, it can be a cause for concern. Below are some reasons your libido may not be functioning well.
With stress and work comes exhaustion, and this can make it impossible for you to take part in sexual activity. This is especially true for anyone that has to
You have to enjoy sex to want more of it, but if you’re just not liking it, it’s only natural that you’re no longer in the mood. Pain can make sex dreadful, and even cause your libido to completely shut down. There are many things that can cause discomfort and pelvic pain during sex, from infections to vaginismus (spasms in vaginal walls). It could be something
4. Birth Control
While birth control pills give you more freedom in the sexual realm, it could also affect your hormones and simmer down your desire to have sex. This is because birth control pills reduce the amount of free testosterone (which gives your libido a boost) in the body, and this affects some women more than others. Moreover, the pill also reduces the mid-cycle estrogen peak that comes before ovulation and gets you in the mood, so it affects your sexual desire in important ways. If you feel like you haven’t been sexually aroused since taking the pill, talk to your doctor about other contraceptive methods, like the IUD, which works well
5. Body Image Issues
Thanks to the media and unrealistic societal expectations, many women face body image issues that make them feel too self conscious to be able to enjoy sex. A woman may feel very uncomfortable while taking her clothes off or being naked, and avoids sex altogether if she feels too unattractive. A lot of women feel bloated and unattractive after giving birth, for example, and may want to avoid sex to stop their partners from seeing their body. A strong relationship that has good communication can help to solve this problem between partners. However, if you are not able to maintain a relationship because you aren’t able to have sex due to the body image issues, a mental health counselor can help you to resolve any past or underlying issues.