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What causes low libido?

Dr Louisa Draper

"There’s no such thing as a ‘normal’ sex drive because it varies from person to person. While one couple might choose to have sex every day, another may be happy with getting intimate once a month. "

Dr Louisa Draper

Low libido (sex drive) is a common issue which affects women as well as men. 

The loss of your sex drive can be linked to stress or major life events. This can include stress in your personal life or working life, and life events such as pregnancy and childbirth. 

Low libido is usually nothing to worry about, but if you have lost interest in sex for an extended period of time or if it recurs, then there may be an underlying cause that needs to be addressed.

Low sex drive can cause great distress and affect people’s relationships, especially if the other partner has a ‘normal’ or high sex drive.