The female libido
There’s plenty known about the male libido. Duh. The female libido, on the other hand is beautiful and complex and lesser known about. One myth is that a woman’s libido is more controlled than a man’s and there is also a general sense that the female libido might not be quite as vigorous as a man’s. These are myths — a woman’s desire is as strong (if not stronger) than a man’s. Women do, however, suffer from lowered sex drive at different times in their lives and for a long time, very little was known why.
In recent years, more attention to the female libido has also garnered more research and more knowledge — finally, researchers took on a fun job! This not only means we understand more about a woman’s sex drive, we also know how to help women live their full experience.
Why Do Women Experience Low Libido?
While there are factors still unknown, a lowered libido is primarily the result of lower testosterone levels, which effects women just as it does men. This seems to happen in some most well documented scenarios: some biological, others a little more tricky.
- Women might experience a slowing libido when they’ve been in a relationship a long time and are not quite as keen for their lover as in the honeymoon months.
- Many women experience a limited libido as a side effect of taking a contraceptive pill, which has been researched and documented.
- As women age, they are more likely to experience a slowing down of the testosterone.
- And then there are many speculated and unknown reasons.
How to Get That Mojo Back
- Use your imagination. This can be as G-rated or as X-rated as a woman chooses —research has shown that fantasy can be everything for sexual desire.
- Get healthy: the healthier the lifestyle, the more balanced the body system.
- Drink just the right amount: a glass or two is a perfect lubricant; beyond that and the system needs to work too hard for peak performance.
- Investigate and switch birth control pills.
- Find a new relationship. (We’re just quoting the experts here!)
- Peptides can also be applied topically to increase sensitivity.