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  • Are you or your partner losing interest in sex? Have you recently observed great dip in your sexual appetite?  A variety of factors can impact your libido. These sex-drive killers may include stress, inter-personal problems, certain medicines etc.
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    Are you or your partner losing interest in sex? Have you recently observed great dip in your sexual appetite? A variety of factors can impact your libido. These sex-drive killers may include stress, inter-personal problems, certain medicines etc.

  • Lack of intimacy and unresolved relationship problems are one of the most common killers of sex drive. For women in particular, emotional closeness is a very important for establishing and sustaining a healthy sexual relationship.
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    Lack of intimacy and unresolved relationship problems are one of the most common killers of sex drive. For women in particular, emotional closeness is a very important for establishing and sustaining a healthy sexual relationship.

  • It's just a myth that a drink or two always put you in "the mood". Alcohol can also numb your sex drive. This also goes for recreational drugs.
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    It's just a myth that a drink or two always put you in "the mood". Alcohol can also numb your sex drive. This also goes for recreational drugs.

  • Antidepressants, blood pressure medications and some times even oral contraceptives pills have been reported to cause loss in sexual interest.
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    Antidepressants, blood pressure medications and some times even oral contraceptives pills have been reported to cause loss in sexual interest.

  • New parents often report a loss in sexual interest. Parenting itself doesn't kill libido. But it becomes hard to find time to be intimate when the a couple gets a new responsibility of parenting a child.
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    New parents often report a loss in sexual interest. Parenting itself doesn't kill libido. But it becomes hard to find time to be intimate when the a couple gets a new responsibility of parenting a child.

  • Too little sleep creates fatigue, which saps sex drive. So, catch up on your lost sleep and sleep for at least 7-8 hours to have a healthy sexual life.
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    Too little sleep creates fatigue, which saps sex drive. So, catch up on your lost sleep and sleep for at least 7-8 hours to have a healthy sexual life.

  • It's hard to have a good sex life if you rate your body image as poor. In other words, if you are not confident about your own body, you won't feel like sharing it with your partner and this lowers sex drive.
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    It's hard to have a good sex life if you rate your body image as poor. In other words, if you are not confident about your own body, you won't feel like sharing it with your partner and this lowers sex drive.

  • Depression as well as use of many antidepressants has been reported to lower sex drive.
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    Depression as well as use of many antidepressants has been reported to lower sex drive.

  • Scientific studies have associated being overweight or obese to a lack of sexual enjoyment, desire, and difficulties with sexual performance. Low self-esteem, unsatisfactory relationships, social stigma, and other psychological issues could be the reasons behind it.
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    Scientific studies have associated being overweight or obese to a lack of sexual enjoyment, desire, and difficulties with sexual performance. Low self-esteem, unsatisfactory relationships, social stigma, and other psychological issues could be the reasons behind it.

  • Stress at work, financial troubles, and other stressors can lower libido. To keep your stress levels in check, learn helpful relaxation techniques or seek the advice of a counselor or doctor.
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    Stress at work, financial troubles, and other stressors can lower libido. To keep your stress levels in check, learn helpful relaxation techniques or seek the advice of a counselor or doctor.

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