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  • Problems like pain during sex (dyspareunia) or inability to achieve orgasm (anorgasmia) can hamper your desire for sex. These are some of the most commonly reported causes for low sex drive in women.
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    Problems like pain during sex (dyspareunia) or inability to achieve orgasm (anorgasmia) can hamper your desire for sex. These are some of the most commonly reported causes for low sex drive in women.

  • Numerous diseases can also affect desire for sex, including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and neurological disorders. Infertility also contributes to low sex drive, even after infertility treatments are over. In such cases, it is best to seek medical supervision.
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    Numerous diseases can also affect desire for sex, including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and neurological disorders. Infertility also contributes to low sex drive, even after infertility treatments are over. In such cases, it is best to seek medical supervision.

  • Excessive intake of alcohol and drugs is also responsible for low sex drive in women.
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    Excessive intake of alcohol and drugs is also responsible for low sex drive in women.

  • The tiredness of caring for aging parents or young children also contributes to low sex drive.
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    The tiredness of caring for aging parents or young children also contributes to low sex drive.

  • Many women experience low sex drive during pregnancy, after delivery and while breast feeding because of changed hormonal changes.
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    Many women experience low sex drive during pregnancy, after delivery and while breast feeding because of changed hormonal changes.

  • Oestrogen helps maintain the health of your vaginal tissues and your interest in sex. But since oestrogen levels drop during the transition to menopause, it results in decreased interest in sex and dryer vaginal tissues, resulting in painful or uncomfortable sex.
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    Oestrogen helps maintain the health of your vaginal tissues and your interest in sex. But since oestrogen levels drop during the transition to menopause, it results in decreased interest in sex and dryer vaginal tissues, resulting in painful or uncomfortable sex.

  • Mental health problems such as anxiety and depression not only makes one feel low, they often result in low sex drive in women.
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    Mental health problems such as anxiety and depression not only makes one feel low, they often result in low sex drive in women.

  • Many medications like antidepressants, blood pressure medications and chemotherapy drugs are known libido killers. Antihistamines also can diminish your sex drive.
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    Many medications like antidepressants, blood pressure medications and chemotherapy drugs are known libido killers. Antihistamines also can diminish your sex drive.

  • Work-related stress, financial troubles or other domestic issues impacts one's sex drive very badly.
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    Work-related stress, financial troubles or other domestic issues impacts one's sex drive very badly.

  • Women, who are not too confident about their own bodies suffer from low self esteem, which causes low sex drive.
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    Women, who are not too confident about their own bodies suffer from low self esteem, which causes low sex drive.

  • Women, who have had experiences of physical or sexual abuse in the past develop an aversion for sexual relationships.
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    Women, who have had experiences of physical or sexual abuse in the past develop an aversion for sexual relationships.

  • Unfaithfulness and breech of trust by the partner also results in lack of sexual interest.
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    Unfaithfulness and breech of trust by the partner also results in lack of sexual interest.

  • For many women, emotional closeness is essential for sexual intimacy. So problems in your relationship can be a major factor in low sex drive.
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    For many women, emotional closeness is essential for sexual intimacy. So problems in your relationship can be a major factor in low sex drive.

  • If a woman experiences excessive pain during sex (known as dyspareunia), it may kill her desire for sex.
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    If a woman experiences excessive pain during sex (known as dyspareunia), it may kill her desire for sex.

  • Women who are medically obese may be deficient in certain sex hormones and experience lack of sexual interest
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    Women who are medically obese may be deficient in certain sex hormones and experience lack of sexual interest

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