What Exactly Is Libido?
Put simply, your libido is your desire for sex or any sexual activity.
While libido is often thought of as sex drive caused simply by biology, it’s so much more than that. The desire for sexual activity is driven by human biology, but physical, environmental, and psychological factors all play a huge part in how your body becomes aroused.
Libido is directly related to how you relate to and interact with the world around you. It’s personal, and that’s why women should take control of their libido.
There are a few basics about libido that every woman needs to know.
Libido is, in many ways, a learned behaviour. Unsurprisingly, social factors play a role in your desire for sex.
Positive and negative sexual experiences change the future of our sex drive. The possibility or impossibility to have open conversation about sex also impacts our libido. It is common for women to suppress sexual desire, particularly if they have not had the opportunity to discuss sex and sexual desire at home, with friends, in society, or at school. Without open conversation about sex and libido, your body can subconsciously stifle sexual desires.
Lastly, the lack of privacy can also affect a woman’s libido. Indeed, the mental state of feeling like sex or sexual activity is not possible is internalised, and the body can struggle to express a healthy sex drive.
Libido is complex. Not only is it different for every woman, but it’s also different from day to day.
One of the most common causes of low libido is stress. When stressed, the hormones in your body change and this decreases sexual desire in most women.
Low body esteem has also been shown to have an effect on how desire develops in women. When you have low confidence in your self-image, sexual desire can have trouble developing.
And that’s not all: medications, age, alcohol consumption, exercise, menstrual cycles, and more can all cause increases or decreases in libido.
Women who deal with disinterest in sex or a lack of sexual drive may want to take control of their sex drive. Can this be done?
While there have been a number medications for females developed in recent years that aim to boost sexual desire, pills focused on the female libido are still too new to be the right solution for many women.
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