No matter who you are, there is a good chance that you’ve experienced a low sex drive or lack of desire to be intimate at some point in your life. Let’s face it; life gets hard, relationships become routine and you might just not be in the mood. While it is completely normal to go through these phases, reduced physical intimacy can also be an indication of something worth looking into. Let us do a deep dive into why sex is important and factors that can impact your sex drive.
Vital and Healthy:
Did you know that having regular sex can help enhance your motivation, mood and even sleep? Sex increases serotonin, which enhances your motivation and mood. Sex can also result in deeper sleep as your body releases prolactin, a hormone that makes you feel rested and calm. A hormone that encourages sleep, oxytocin, is also released during an orgasm.
Your happiness is also increased by the physical connection and snuggling that comes with sex. One of the many chemicals that are released in the brain during sex is endorphins. The neurotransmitters known as endorphin are linked to the sensation of happiness; as a result, your mood will generally improve.
Factors that impact sex drive
Women can experience changes to their sexual preference over time which is completely normal. These changes might be directly related to sex drive and this can be impacted due to a variety of physiological and psychological reasons such as menopause, hormonal imbalance, birth control, mental health and partner dynamic.
How to help with low libido
- Reducing stress
- Quality time with your partner
- Checking in with your healthcare practitioner
Although sex is a vital and healthy part of adulthood, every individual has their own sense of normal. It is important to maintain open communication with your partner to be able to let them in on how you are feeling and what they can do to support you.