Is It Normal To Experience A Lowered Libido or No Interest In Sex?

Sexual problems and dysfunctions are relatively common experiences which significantly impact on the perceived quality of life; sexual dysfunction has been shown to be associated with anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties and overall negative well-being.

In 2012 a BMC study in Ireland found at least one sexual dysfunction was prevalent in 49.6% of men who participated in the survey. Erectile dysfunction was reported by 15.4% of men and premature ejaculation by 24.4% of men. Dyspareunia and anorgasmia both had a higher than expected prevalence of 16.1% and 14.9% respectively. The most common sexual problem was low sexual desire with a prevalence of 30.2%. 

“I just don’t feel like having sex anymore”

Each one of us has a varied sex drive which changes throughout or life. You may feel the urge to have sex several times per day, rarely or never. All of this is okay so long as you feel happy with it. Problems arise if we would like more or less sex or if a partner’s sex drive is lower or higher than ours, leaving our loved ones feeling a bit left out.

Reasons we may be experiencing a lack of libido or interest in sex.

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  • Following a depressive or physical illness

  • Hormonal fluctuations

  • Your relationship may have become routine or resentful

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  • Stress in work or home life
  • Childbirth or the exhaustion of raising little ones

  • Feeling unhappiness with your own body or unattracted to your partner’s

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Through sexological bodywork we can begin to reconnect you to your sexual self and reignite the passion and vitality that pleasure brings to your body. It is never too late. We are sexual beings and the intimacy that sharing this wonderful connection brings is what we are programmed for. Often reconnecting with our sexual selves can help us reconnect with a lover or partner in a new and deeper level.

This is not some thing that needs to stay the same, with some input you can change this.

Enjoy your body, it is amazing after all.