• Libido

Libido is medically defined as “sexual drive.”1

Not everyone has the same sex drive and couples can be mismatched with one partner wanting more or less than the other. Libido can be affected by, among many causes, menopause, testosterone levels, stress, exercise, medication, depression and disease.

The sourced articles below should provide more information on the libido and potentially how to boost one that’s running slow.

  1. 6 Telltale Signs You Need To See Your Doctor About Low Libido

    “Here, we checked in with experts to get the low-down on what can cause low libido, how a low sex drive can affect your health and quality of life, and when you need to see your doctor. …
    [1.] You’ve noticed a change and don’t know why …
    [2.] You’re dissatisfied with your sex drive …
    [3.] Sex is painful …
    [4.] You’re on medications …
    [5.] You feel like your hormones are out of whack …
    [6.] You’re not happy with your sex life …”

    Katherine Martinelli, prevention.com, 2/5/2019

  2. Seven Ways … To Boost Your Libido

    “Exhaustion, stress, drugs and poor technique can all cause your sex drive to stall. How can you get it back on track?”

    Nic Fleming, theguardian.com, 2/26/2018

  3. 9 Surprising Things That Can Increase Your Sex Drive

    “If you’re in a dry spell, it’s okay.”

    Isadora Baum, prevention.com, 2/9/2018

  4. Does Menopause Affect Your Libido?

    “As you go through menopause, you might notice that your libido, or sex drive, is changing.”

    Erica Hersh, Medically reviewed by University of Illinois-Chicago, College of Medicine, healthline.com, 5/9/2017

  5. All About The Male Sex Drive

    “There are many stereotypes that portray men as sex-obsessed machines. … But is it true? What do we know about the male sex drive?”

    Susan York Morris, Emma Nicholls, Medically reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, PhD, CRNP, healthline.com, 1/25/2017

  6. 10 Tips For Boosting Your Libido — Naturally

    “No matter how busy we are with work and the kids, we need sex, intimacy and closeness for our overall well-being.”

    Tara Campbell, todaysparent.com, 11/25/2015

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Footnote

1. medicinenet.com, accessed on 4/17/2018