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Many women struggle with a reduced libido. 

Are you experiencing low libido? If so, know that you are not alone. One recent study found that nearly a third of women between the ages of eighteen and fifty-nine have a lowered interest in sex. Low libido is an incredibly common problem for women to have, and it is one that many patients are concerned with when they visit our Sarasota obstetrics and gynecology clinic. Before we can move forward with treating your low libido, you first need to understand what exactly low libido is and what is causing it.

What exactly does it mean to have a low sex drive? 

Most people think that sex drive is all about how often you have sex and it doesn’t have anything to do with satisfaction or desire, but actually the opposite is true. When it comes to how often you have intercourse with your partner, there is no magic number that makes you normal or abnormal. Whether you have intercourse three times a week or once a month, as long as both partners are happy, there isn’t a problem. It is also important to note that your sex drive can decline as you age, and that is also normal. However, if you used to be interested in sex and now you suddenly aren’t, then there is probably an issue.

Now that you understand exactly what low sex drive is, it is time to learn about some of the common causes for low sex drive in women and how we can address them. Please stay tuned for our next blog to learn more.