Loss of libido or loss of sexual desire is a very common sex related problem faced by a lot of couples. This problem is characterized by lack of interest in sexual intercourse or other sex related activities by either of the partners in a relationship. The underlying cause of this can be due to a myriad of reasons but in most cases it is easily treatable by a combination of therapy and medication.
This problem needs special and immediate attention because if left unresolved it may cause a relationship to break up. Both the partners need to realize that the physical aspect of a relationship is as important as the emotional quotient in a relationship. Lack of interest in sex by one of the partners can make life very frustrating for the other.
In a lot of cases loss of libido can be caused by the following things:
- Mental Fatigue: Stress caused by work related pressures can have an adverse effect on how receptive a person is towards the sexual advances of their partner. If the mind of one partner is preoccupied with things like work deadlines and troubled environment at work, he or she is bound to have problems getting sexually aroused.
For a lot of women, a tense home atmosphere, especially when it comes to their relationship with their in-laws is going to have a similar effect on their libido as mentioned above and this can compound the problem if they are working as well.
- Physical Tiredness: This is a problem that can be caused by long working hours at the office, long commute to and from the office or taking care of young children at home and other household chores. If either of the partner is totally spent physically by the time they hit the bed at night, it very unlikely that they will have the energy to indulge in any sort of intimacy.
- Lack of Communication: As the novelty of a new relationship wears off over time, complacency sets in. Couples start taking each other for granted and this over time leads to apathy which will make one or the other partner be totally put off by any physical contact. Lack of communication will make a couple drift apart in almost all aspects of their relationship, including sex.
The above mentioned reasons may sound mundane and not a big deal but over time one or a combination of the the three makes a person loose interest in any sort of physical intimacy and in a lot of cases they don’t even realize why. In my next post I will address on a few more reasons for the loss of libido in a person and how to go about making sure that it doesn’t happen to you or your partner.