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These 10 Things May Be Killing Your Sex Drive

If you are having trouble getting in the mood for sexual activity, one or more of these habits or issues could be the reason why. While there are many solutions for a low sex drive, it is important to understand what causes it.

1. Stress

Some people are capable of performing well even when they are under stress. But this may not be said when it comes to sexual matters. Stress can occur at work, at home, or in relationships. The key is to learn how to deal with it effectively. There is a lot you can do on your own, but you can also seek the help of a counsellor or doctor.

2. Alcohol

Alcohol may increase your openness to sex. Unfortunately, a lot of alcohol can numb your sexual drive. Your partner might also view being drunk as a turnoff. If you have difficulty drinking less, consider getting professional help.

3. Sleep deprivation

When your sexual energy is gone, it may be because you're not getting enough sleep. Are you getting up too early or going to bed too late? Have you ever had trouble falling or staying asleep or a condition such as sleep apnea? Everything that gets in the way of a good night's sleep affects sexual activity. Tiredness diminishes sexual energy. Talk to your doctor if you don't feel better after trying to improve your sleep habits.

4. Feeling depressed

In many cases, depression is the first sign of a failing sex drive. Low moods are also associated with less sex interest. It would be wise to seek professional help right away. Antidepressant medications can, however, further reduce your sexual desire.

5. Lack of fitness

When you exercise, you become stronger and more flexible. Both of which contribute to improving your sexual performance. You get better blood flow to every part of your body, including your genital regions when you exercise.

6. Excess weight

It is not uncommon for overweight people to suffer from a reduction in sex drive due to strain on their internal organs. Being overweight can also lower self-esteem.

7. Negative body image

When you look good, you feel sexy. Despite your desire to get in shape, accept your body just as it is. A positive self-image can boost your mood. Be sure that your partner feels sexy even if they have low self-esteem.

8. Erectile dysfunction

In men with ED (erectile dysfunction), anxiety about sexual performance drains their desire. It is possible to treat ED and to keep it from impacting relationships. You could speak to your doctor about treatment options for this.

9. Low testosterone

Testosterone is the driving force behind sexual desire. Men tend to lose testosterone levels as they age. As this happens, some people lose their desire for sex, while others maintain a high sex drive. There is no one-size-fits-all answer for every man because other factors, including relationships and weight, also play a role in a man's sex drive and testosterone levels.

10. Overwhelming schedule

As you go about your daily hustle, it takes its toll on you, leaving you exhausted, tired, and unmotivated for sexual activity. Depending on the timing, either partner may be too tired on a day that the other is in a romantic mood.

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