While everyone’s level of desire is individual, it can also differ with each partner, and vary within a relationship, increasing or decreasing over time. Age can also alter sex drive, in men and women, and is usually linked to a decline in sex hormones. Moreover, there are a number of emotional and physical conditions, as well as medications, including some antidepressants, that can put a damper on desire.
If a physical problem causes sex drive to plummet -- such as erection difficulties in men, or painful intercourse in women -- and treatment is received, desire usually increases. If emotions are getting in the way, talking to a counselor or sex therapist can help. Sometimes, sex drive will recharge on its own, as circumstances in your life change -- including the introduction of a new sex partner.
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Archived: March 20, 2014
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