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Me and My Libido: Everything You Need to Know About Sex Drive

The word “libido” is just another term for sex drive, or sexual desire; AKA someone’s physical and psychological interest in engaging in sexual activity. It’s quite normal for people’s libido to change throughout their lifetimes for different reasons—but if someone feels like they’re not interested in sex as much as they used to be, they might be experiencing low libido. Keep reading to learn how to recognize it, and what to do to keep your libido healthy and thriving!



Causes of Low Libido


There are many things that can cause or contribute to low libido. Some of these are…


  • Stress

  • Lack of sleep

  • Depression

  • Certain medications

  • Hormonal changes

  • Not being happy in a relationship


Myths About Libido


Every culture has myths about libido. Such as…


  • Men always have a high libido, and if they don’t, there’s something wrong with them.

  • People with a low libido are simply not attracted to their partner.

  • Because all women have a low libido, it shouldn’t matter. They should still have sex with their partner whenever he wants.


What to do to Increase a Low Libido


Someone experiencing a low libido should always consult a healthcare professional. But there are things you can do on your own that can assist you along the way! Here’s what we recommend:


  • Get enough sleep

  • Eat healthy

  • Exercise regularly

  • Reduce stress through relaxation techniques (like yoga or meditation)



In summary…


The human libido is an elusive, mysterious thing that can differ from person to person and come in highs or lows throughout one’s life. The most important thing about your libido is whether or not you’re comfortable with it. If it’s lower or higher than you would like it to be, consult a healthcare provider. And to keep your libido consistent and yourself healthy, make sure to practice our suggestions above.


 

To chat about other sexual health topics like contraception, pregnancy, and abortion, make sure to message askNivi via WhatsApp. askNivi is a free, confidential source for all sorts of health information and resources — it can even recommend specific services and products in your area!









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