Back to Health A to Z. Try to not feel embarrassed about getting help. Lots of people experience problems with their sex drive and seeking advice can be the first step towards resolving the issue. One of the first things to consider is whether you're happy in your relationship. Do you have any doubts or worries that could be behind your loss of sexual desire? Another thing to consider is whether the problem is a physical issue that makes sex difficult or unfulfilling.
How do I get my sex drive back after menopause? Ask Ellie
My wife has no desire for sex. What can I do?
Night sweats, weight gain, moodiness, fatigue — how can you be in the mood for sex when you're dealing with symptoms of menopause? Your body may be changing, but you can still find ways to keep the spark alive. Menopause can be liberating — no more worries about pregnancy or dealing with your monthly period. However, the many physical changes you go through during this time can affect you emotionally and sink your sex drive. Here's how you can adjust to the symptoms of menopause and enjoy sex again. Decreased estrogen levels during menopause can affect many aspects of sexual function, causing difficulty becoming aroused, vaginal dryness , and vaginal atrophy, or thinning and inflammation of the vaginal walls, which can affect as many as 45 percent of women after menopause.
The menopause is ruining my sex life. How can I stop feeling so numb?
Hot flashes, difficulty sleeping, and changes in mood are symptoms of menopause that many women are aware of. A drop in sexual desire, which can be due to both physical and psychological factors, is another. It doesn't happen to every woman some actually see an increase in their libido during this time , but it can have a significant impact on those who do experience it. Like any transition, adjusting to menopause can take time.