Low libido 5 common causes of a low sex drive in women

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This is what is killing your sex drive.

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Having a low sex drive is a real buzz kill for intimacy and it can be caused for a number of different reasons.


Stress is like the ultimate buzz kill for everything in life. It causes breakouts on the skin, can lead to bad sleeping habits, can get you anxious which can translate into women having a low sex drive.

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Food can also lead to a decrease in sex drive. From dairy products to alcohol, food can mess up a woman’s sex drive.

3.Not getting enough sleep

Sleep can also mess up a woman’s sex drive. According to a 2015 study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, having enough sleep leads to an increase in sexual desire on women.

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Findings of the study revealed that women who experienced one more hour were linked to having a 14 percent increase in engaging in sexual activity with a partner.

4.Pain during sex

Pain during sex can occur for a number of reasons including lack of proper lubrication or infections. This can kill a woman’s desire to be intimate.

5.Low self-esteem

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Low self-esteem can cause a woman to not feel like engaging in sexual activity. Maybe they haven’t hit their target weight and it is affecting their confidence.

Luckily, there are a ways to increase one's sex drive.

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