Your libido is your desire for sexual activity. It’s a natural instinct that’s influenced by biological, psychological, and even social factors — but every person’s libidio is unique.
Some people have high sex drives. For others, sexual contact is less important. Your libido is personal, so there’s no “right” or “wrong” way to feel. Plus, sex drive naturally ebbs and flows throughout your life.
But if your libido drops significantly, you might have a medical condition called sexual dysfunction. It’s common among both men and women, and it can cause anxiety, low self-esteem, and relationship problems.
Sexual dysfunction is embarrassing to bring up at the doctor’s office, but Dr. Stuart Shoengold and our team at the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine are here to break down the stigma of seeking care for your sexual health.
We specialize in diagnosing and treating low libido, so you can feel better about yourself and your sex life.
About half of all American women experience symptoms of sexual dysfunction. It’s characterized by a lack of sexual desire, but that’s not the only symptom.
Common symptoms of female sexual dysfunction can include:
Women struggling with low libido may find that they can’t get aroused or that they derive little pleasure from sex. This can turn into frustration or anger, which can make sex less desirable and further reduce sex drive.
Male sexual dysfunction is often linked with erectile dysfunction (ED). ED affects about half of men over the age of 40, and it gets more common with age.
ED is characterized by the inability to get or keep an erection that’s firm enough for sexual intercourse. While it’s one of the most common types of male sexual dysfunction, it’s not the only one. Low testosterone can cause ED and other symptoms.
Possible signs of male sexual dysfunction include:
Like female sexual dysfunction, male sexual dysfunction can have a profound impact on a man’s confidence and further reduce sex drive.
Dr. Shoengold and our team know that talking about sexual dysfunction can be uncomfortable, but we’re here to help. If you’re bothered by low libido, schedule a consultation at the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine.
We start with a comprehensive review of your symptoms and your health. In many cases, the symptoms of sexual dysfunction can be traced to causes like:
For women in particular, natural biological changes can cause sexual dysfunction throughout life. Pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause may contribute to vaginal dryness, hormonal imbalance, and low sex drive.
We identify the causes behind your symptoms and work with you to develop a treatment plan.
Some of your treatment options for low libido could include:
You don’t have to struggle with the frustration of low libido. Find compassionate, confidential care with us at the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine in Millburn, New Jersey. Contact us online or call our office at 973-218-9400.