There is a cultural belief that men are sex addicts preying on women from the moment they hit puberty till the day they die. Women, on the other hand, are supposed to protect their chastity from these men-beasts, and those that don’t are frowned upon as harlots.
A lot of young girls grow up thinking that sex is a “dirty act” and subconsciously develop an aversion to it. Young men, on the other hand, develop something entirely different, and some of them don’t grow out of it.
Lack of sex drive and sexual aversion disorder
Sociocultural upbringing is not the only reason for the lack of sex drive in women. The most common of all the factors is actually psychological.
Traumatic incidents such as sexual abuse and infidelity could lead to a deep-seated aversion to sex.
Sexual attraction and desire are instinctive, but it is also hormonal.
The usual lack of sex drive in a woman is dependent on the partner. Just because a woman opens her legs to a man, it doesn’t mean she will do so for all men.
There are plenty of particular reasons why a woman would lose sexual interest in a particular kind of men, but if it’s for all men, then that is a whole different issue.
One of the most common reasons for the lack of sex drive in both men and women is their health. Child-bearing duties are physically demanding, so nature made female lack sex drive which is more apparent than men when their physical health is in question.
Pregnancy is also strenuous to the mother and to ensure the survival of both the mother (for more offsprings) and the child, nature evolved in such a way that it requires the mother to be physically fit before she craves for sexual contact.
Overall, poor health impacts the lack of sex drive in women. It also works the other way around. A healthy body will increase the sex drive of mature females, especially during their ovulation cycle.
What causes a lack of sex drive in females
We have already discussed the sociocultural, physical, and psychological factors, which, also, involves a lack of attraction towards their partner.
Another physiological reason factor is age.
Menopausal women also experience hormonal changes during this period of their lives. This hormonal change is also another nature’s way of ensuring the woman’s well-being by lowering the sex drive. Pregnancies late in life have associated health risks and lowering the sex drive is nature’s way of preventing those risks.
According to nature’s logic, sex is for procreation, contributing to the continuity of the species. Past a certain age where pregnancy is no longer possible (due to menopause) or if by some miracle it still does happen, the risk to the mother and child are high.
Nature decided to lower the sex drive to protect the life of the aged female.
Emotional factors are also one reason for female lack of sex drive. Relationships, where love and romance have gone stale, becomes boring and repetitive. Long-term relationships, especially those past seven years, have emotional bonds that run deep.
However, the overfamiliarity and other priorities placed sex and romance in the back seat.
Emotional lack of sex drive is dangerous for the relationship.
Nature will again take over, and while it does reduce sex drive to unhealthy individuals, it increases in healthy ones. If that individual is in a long-term relationship that has gone sexually dormant, nature will use its hormonal tricks and get them sexually attracted to other partners.
Nature’s job is to ensure the survival of the species and will instinctively look for healthy mates to produce offsprings. It does not care about the dynamics of human society and relationship dynamics such as marriage and monogamy.
It is the reason why a lot of infidelities happen between the fourth-eighth year of long-term relationships. Nature is running its course while the individuals are young and healthy.
Another reason for lack of sex drive in woman is bad sex. Three out of four women suffer from orgasmic dysfunction regardless of their partners. Sex, at least what was observed in most animals, is pleasurable.
Nature (yes, that again), has made it pleasurable so individuals would partake in it over and over to satisfy their sexual needs.
If human females are not satisfied with the pleasures of sex (especially with the hype associated with it), then that desire turns into frustrations and disappointment. Over time, it lowers the sex drive in women after subconsciously developing an “it’s not as good as advertised” impression of it.
If women are able to have orgasms through other means (such as playing with toys), then the problem is more subliminal than physical.
It implies that their chosen sexual partner/s are unable to deliver the erotic pleasures they need. Discussing the matter with your partner, especially, if the woman can consistently reach orgasm using other means, may help resolve the issue.
It is a sensitive topic informing your partner that their skills and tool is no match to artificial objects. A man has a lot of pride, after all, especially in that department. However, if they truly care about you and the relationship, then they would not hesitate to find ways of resolving the problem.
Increasing the lack of sex drive on women
After identifying the reasons for lack of sex drive in women, it is prudent to list again actionable steps to help increase it for people who may need it for their relationship.
1. Healthy lifestyle
Vices such as drugs and smoking reduce overall health that directly affects an individual’s sex drive.
Eating healthy foods, especially natural aphrodisiacs, is a two-pronged method in improving both physical health and the individual sex drive directly. Cardio-vascular exercises also do the same to the mind and body.
2. Rekindling the flame
Women in long-term relationships that have gone stale can proactively light the fire underneath it by finding ways to relieve the youthful romance the couple once experienced.
3. Consult a professional
If the problem is psychological or physiological, then consult a professional.
There are licensed medical professionals that can provide medications and counseling to resolve the problem. There are a few reasons for the lack of sex drive in women, it may require professionals to identify the underlying problem.