Sex therapists diagnose and treat a variety of concerns. Many individuals and couples experience a drop of and a lack of desire in an otherwise good relationship. For women it’s called “Female desire Sexual Interest/Arousal disorder” and for men it’s called “Male Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder”.
Because human sexual arousal is a complicated process that involves many different mechanisms it’s not always easy to pinpoint one culprit. Many times the “reason” is a combination of factors such as; hormonal imbalance, physiological issues such as endometrioses or scar tissue after giving birth, foreskin that is too tight to name a few. Many sexual issues have come about because of a yeast infection that has been passed back and forth between partners without them ever being treated for it at the same time. Our general health can also play a factor in our sexual response, things like blood pressure, hypothyroidism, diabetes and aging.
Psychological factors tend to be a part of the issue, anxiety is the polar opposite of sexual desire and depression can dampen desire as well. Stress, lack of sleep and relationship issues will affect your ability to experience normal sexual desire.
A good place to start to think about your ability to desire sex is, do you still have sexual fantasies? Do you still (ever) masturbate? Does the thought of having sex with your partner seem like a lot of work? Those are the kind of questions a Sex Therapist will ask you help you find your sexy back!