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Low Desire


Did you know that nearly half of American women experience sexual problems? Specifically, many of these women experience low sexual desire, which can develop into Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder. If you are affected by this widespread, impactful issue, call 973-218-9400 to schedule a confidential appointment with the low sex-drive specialists at the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine today. With proper support and treatment, you can overcome a lack of desire to enjoy healthy, fulfilling sexual activity.


What is Low Female Sexual Desire?

While it is normal for sexual desire to fluctuate over time, low female sexual desire is problematic when it is chronic and causes marked distress in affected women. When it’s severe, it is referred to as Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder. Symptoms of this sexual issue are different for everyone, but may include:

  • Lack of sexual desire
  • Absence of sexual fantasies
  • Receiving little to no pleasure from sex
  • Lack of pleasurable sensation from genital stimulation
  • Worry about your lack of desire

What Causes this Issue?

Low female sex drive can have many different causes, ranging from the emotional to the physiological. At the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine, we consider a variety of potential causes during your treatment, including but not limited to:

  • Hormonal contraceptives (e.g. birth control pills)
  • Menstruation
  • Menopause
  • Postpartum states
  • Hysterectomy and/or oophorectomy
  • Aging
  • Family Problems
  • Mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety
  • Past Trauma
  • Chronic disease

While this list may seem long, our team of seasoned professionals can examine your symptoms, discuss your experiences, and work with you to identify the cause of your low sex drive.

Why Should You Seek Help?

Unfortunately, many women experiencing low sexual desire do not receive treatment. Some individuals assume that loss of desire is unavoidable or irreversible. Yet help is available, and coping with this condition without support can have numerous consequences. For example, women experiencing low sexual desire reported a lower quality of life than women without sexual problems. Plus, women with low sexual desire were likely to report sex life, partner, or marriage dissatisfaction as well as feelings of frustration, hopelessness, anger, poor self-esteem, and loss of femininity. Working with professionals, like Dr. Stuart Shoengold and the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine team, can help patients have happier, healthier relationships, feel more confident, and enjoy sexual intercourse again.

Due to their complex nature, treating sexual problems can sometimes be difficult. However, the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine offers holistic treatments that address several health concerns at once. These include hormonal therapy, sex therapy, physical therapy, and the O-shot. Thanks to Dr. Shoengold’s subspeciality in female sexual medicine, you can rest assured you’ll receive compassionate treatment that will help restore desire.

Quality Sexual Health Care

Low desire can be hard for patients to discuss, but help is available at the Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine. If you’ve experienced lessened desire over time, contact us today to schedule a consultation at our Milburn, NJ office and learn more about the treatment options available to you. We’re ready to help you rekindle desire, strengthen your relationship, and enjoy intimacy without stress, anxiety, or frustration.


Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine
225 Millburn Avenue, Suite 304
Millburn, NJ 07041
Phone: 973-218-9400

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