By Adesoba Toluwalope
Sex is supposed to be enjoyed and not endured. Your sex drive is low when you have no interest in sexual activities or you don’t get aroused easily.
It’s also normal for your libido not to match up with your partner’s, especially if they are hypersexually active.
Although, sex drive is often linked to interest and upbringing but it could also be because of some certain habits you’re incorporating to your daily life.
Here are some reasons you might not be feeling like it when it comes to sex:
1. INADEQUATE SLEEP
Experts revealed that men who lack enough sleep get a decrease in testosterone. According to the doctors and researchers, humans are supposed to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep per day. When you don’t have adequate sleep, it disrupts hormones in the body, hence, causing a low interest in sex.
Medications like corticosteroids, cancer medication, chemotherapy and radiation might interfere with your sex drive. It disconnects the part of the brain where sexual activities and behaviors are made.
Nothing kills a woman’s sex drive more than her own insecurity. If she finds a part of her body undesirable, she might transfer that into her sex life. Her thoughts are always in what the man is going to see when she undresses, so she’ll rather not open up. The same applies to the men. When the confidence level is destroyed, you often wonder what your partner is going to think seeing a small male organ or a lady’s skin with stretch marks all over.
About 4-10 men under the age of 45 end up with low testosterone. Testosterone is responsible for building muscles and bone mass, and for stimulating sperm production. When the level of testosterone is low, you might have low libido.
5. RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS
When there is a problem in your relationship, there is a tendency that you will not have a desire for sex. For example, you often fight with your partner or you go through domestic and emotional abuse.
Having a crate of drink every week will not help your general health and that includes your sex drive. A long-term intake of alcohol can reduce your testosterone level.
7. HEALTH ISSUES
Certain illnesses like diabetes, obesity, cancer, high blood pressure and others might interfere with your sex drive.
8. MENTAL ILLNESS
Depression can affect your sex drive. The desire to do nothing in life or be involved with anything that concerns life can gradually disrupt sex drive.