Although a woman’s sexual desires naturally fluctuate over the years, it can be very difficult to tell exactly what is currently affecting your partner’s sex drive. So if your woman wants to have sex less often, here is a collection of issues that may be affecting her sexual desire.
1. Poor self image
Confidence issues along with poor self-image pose major hindrances to a healthy sex life. Women with a poor self image usually want the lights out and won’t fully undress in front of you. It can take a long time for a woman to get comfortable in her own skin, so the best thing you can do is remind her how of beautiful she is and make her feel sexy.
2. Her use of birth control pills
Birth control pills prevent ovulation, which is the peak of a woman’s fertility, and therefore natural sexual desire. Furthermore, the lack of fluctuating hormones and chemical changes means a woman’s sex drive can be leveled completely, meaning that if her libido is already low, it could just stay that way.
Her anxiety can also have an adverse effect on your sex life. Anxiety can be caused by various reasons such as abuse, rape or some deep traumatic experience that your girlfriend may have suffered as a child or as an adolescent. It’s not easy in the beginning, but with good communication, the situation can eventually be handled and resolved.
4. Her use of prescription medications
Many prescription medications–including some antidepressants and anti-seizure medications–are notorious libido killers.
5. Her use of illegal drugs
Excessive consumption of alcohol and street drugs may make your partner feel amorous, but they can also spoil her sex drive. Most illegal substances are known to cause sexual dysfunction in women, while certain ones actually dry the vagina (and mouth) up.
Pregnancy, pain during sex or an inability to orgasm, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure or coronary artery diseases are some physical causes that women may experience which can lower their sex drive.
Her diminished interest in sex is one of many symptoms that can develop as a result of increased psychological stress, especially if she has financial or work stress.
8. Lack of connection with you
For many women, emotional closeness is an essential prelude to sexual intimacy. So your emotional unavailability coupled with poor communication of her sexual needs and preferences can be a major factor in her low sex drive.
Low sex drive can be very difficult for you and your partner. It can also make her feel rejected, which can lead to conflicts and strife, further reducing her desire for sex. Remember, helping your woman feel good about herself can actually be the best foreplay.