Hello readers! Today I am here to discuss about hormones and sexual desire. Do you know misfiring hormones can cause low sex desire in females? Of course, there are many reasons for low sex desire such as lack of intimacy, mismatch of expectations, lack of communication, etc. But hormone fluctuation can be the main culprit.
In my previous article I gave you an elaboration about impotence and infertility in males, one can go through my previous article and know if impotence and infertility are linked or not. If you are not happy with your sexual life, then it is advisable to consult best sexologist in Delhi to get the treatment and lead a happy and satisfied sexual life.
Hormones affect women’s sexual desire
Estrogen, testosterone and progesterone are the main hormones that affect a woman’s sexual desire. The most influential hormone of sexual desire in both male and female is testosterone. It is considered as a male hormone, but it is present in both men and women, though the proportion of hormone differs between the sexes.
Testosterone is produced in the adrenal glands of women, which are located near the kidneys and the ovaries, while in men testosterone hormones produced primarily in testicles. However, if the hormonal changes happen in the body, it leads to a drop in sexual desire. But the question raised is that, what are the reasons behind hormone fluctuation in a woman’s body. Let’s find it further in this article.
Factors that can affect hormone levels in women
Menstruation cycle: - In females, hormone level fluctuates throughout their menstrual cycle. Women actually don’t want to get touched during their periods. The level of low libido can often occur prior to menstruation.
Birth control pills: - Some medications like birth control pills suppress the usual cycle of hormones and may affect your desire and sexual functioning. Sometimes these pills cause more sex desire, while sometimes women experience less desire of having sex. Some of the common side effects of these pills are vaginal dryness, abnormal periods, skin problems, hair problems, etc.
Pregnancy: - estrogen and progesterone level is higher during pregnancy and blood flow to the genital increases. The factors sometimes increase the level of sexual desire and many times reduce sexual desire. Some women also experience low sex desire even after delivery. Breast feeding may also suppress the desire of having sex. Some women have no libido at all while nursing.
Stress: - Keep it in mind that stress can lead to hormonal imbalance in our body, which can cause lower sexual desire. Stress can lead to many sexual dysfunction in women such as trouble becoming aroused, trouble having an orgasm and painful sex. The hormones that have been regulation your reproductive cycle, sex drive and mood, can be fluctuate due to stress and negatively affect your sex life.
Menopause: - Menopause is the normal part of women’s life. It marks the end of fertility in women. During the year leading up to menopause, when periods have stopped for a full year estrogen level fall and spike and during this period women may experience less sex desire due to increase vaginal dryness.
How to get back lost sex desire?
Sexual pleasure is the priority for everyone, if you want to get back your lost sex desire, then you can consult Dr. P.K. Gupta, best sexologist in Delhi. He provides treatment for low sex desire in both male and female. Dr. P.K. Gupta is M.B.B.S., M.D. and P.G.D.S. (specialized in sexual disorder).
He has immense expertise in the field of sexual treatment. You can consult him for the best treatment and lead a happy sexual life.