Frequently Asked Questions: Low Libido
Question: How is libido defined?
Answer: Libido is also known as sex drive. It is the natural instinct for sexual activity and is derived from that Latin term meaning desire, lust, and longing.
Question: How is low libido defined?
Answer: Low libido is a highly individual circumstance, as it is not common for women to agree on the duration and frequency of sexual activity. However, low libido is typically defined as a persistent absence of desire for sexual activity that causes some amount of emotional or physical distress.
Question: What are the common signs and symptoms of low libido?
Answer: There are many signs and symptoms of low libido. The most common symptom is the absence of desire for sexual activity, which is commonly associated with many other emotional and physical signs and symptoms including anxiety.
Question: What are the causes of low libido?
Answer: Low libido is caused by a variety of factors. It is composed of both genetic and environmental factors. Some causes include fatigue, stress, menopause, certain medical conditions, certain medications, contraceptive use, relationship difficulties, body image issues, fear of intimacy, and lack of communication. This list is limited as there are really hundreds of causes for low libido.
Question: What is the G-spot and does it really exist?
Answer: The G-spot, named the Grafenberg spot does actually exist. It is a particular area located within the anterior (front) vaginal wall. The G-spot is a highly sensitive area of the body. However, all women have individual preferences. The G-spot can be cause for orgasm upon correct stimulation in some women, but this is not true for all women.
Question: How important is sex anyway?
Answer: Sexual health is a major component of overall general health. Studies have shown that individuals that enjoy a healthy and happy sexual life also have healthier and happier lives in general. However, sex is a highly individual component. The quote typically associated with this question goes as follows: "When the sex is good, its importance is approximately 10%. However, when the sex is bad, its importance is approximately 90%."
Question: Are there certain foods that can increase libido naturally.
Answer: There are certain foods that are correlated with the ability to naturally enhance libido. It should be noted that scientific evidence proving the majority of these foods ability to do so is limited. Some of these foods include oysters, soy, granola, green vegetables, peanuts, and chocolate.
Question: Are there certain foods that are associated with decreasing libido?
Answer: There are really no foods that are directly associated with low libido. There are studies that have shown that greasy foods that are high in fat can be cause for decreased libido, but so is being overweight.
Question: Is it normal for libido to decrease with age?
Answer: Yes, it is typically normal for libido to decrease with age. However, it is not normal for an individual not to want sexual activity on a persistent and regular basis. Libido is a highly individualized issue and based on the particular person. It is important for you to determine what is normal for you.
Sources: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16076823/ http://www.womentowomen.com/sexualityandfertility/sexaftermenopause.aspx