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Millions of women have hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). Let’s discuss.
Sex was always an important (and fun) part of your relationship. And now…you don’t even want to have it anymore. And that’s frustrating.
But it’s okay, because this doesn’t have to be your new normal! Help is here for frustrating low sexual desire.
unblush teamed up with Gigi Engle, certified sexologist and sex educator, to debunk myths and false beliefs about desire.
Low desire is when you’re not feeling up for sex, don’t have feelings of sexual want for your partner, or simply aren’t in the mood. Sometimes this low desire can span over a long period of time –like, years– and this can be both frustrating to you and your partner.
So, what can be done? First, we want to set the facts straight, and then talk about some myths that surround this condition, because there is a lot of misguiding information out there that may be leaving you confused.
unblush teamed up with Gigi Engle, certified sexologist and sex educator, to talk about ways to talk to your partner about frustrating, low sexual desire. We know these conversations can be awkward and difficult, but many women have been there. Just know that there are resources and groups out there providing support and help!
We’ve put together the top 4 tips for when you decide to open up:
Tip #1: Have the conversation with your partner outside of the bedroom.
Tip #2: Explain what is going on frankly and with facts.
Tip #3: Have empathy for each other.
Tip #4: Be patient.
Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
What do you do when one night of “not being in the mood” turns into months…or years? Talking about your frustrating low sexual desire to your partner can help you confront it.
It may be tough at first, but you don’t have to go at it alone.
If you want help for finding out how to get it back.
This is the place to start.
How does sexual desire become low? Hint: it’s up here, not down there. If you’re scratching your head, you’re getting warmer.
Believe it or not, your brain has an important role in your sexual health: when there’s an imbalance of certain chemicals, it could result in low sexual desire.
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WRITTEN BY: Dr. Lisa Larkin Women’s sexual health is an area of patient care that has been neglected for far . . .