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3 Common Reasons Behind a Low Sex Drive in Women

A lack of sex drive or “libido” in women is often not the problem itself, but the result of other problems. These issues can make a woman turn away from this basic and wonderful part of her wellness.

We all have times when we’re not in the mood. However, when those times become more frequent—or constant—and they take away from our quality of life, it’s time to address the issues. 

At MedSpa at ChristiMD, Dr. Christi has seen 3 common reasons behind a low sex drive in women. Read on to see if you’re not alone—odds are you aren’t—and contact us with any of your questions. Our compassionate, understanding staff will listen, never judging and always seeking answers for you.

Common Sex Drive Issue #1: Lack of Sexual Sensitivity

Sexual sensitivity refers to the ability to feel pleasurable sensation during sexual intimacy. 

Several events can contribute to a lack of sexual sensitivity: 

  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Menopause
  • Aging
  • Pelvic floor weakening
  • And more.

Bodily Changes That Affect Sensitivity

Pregnancy and childbirth can stretch vaginal walls, creating the feeling of “looseness,” and diminishing sensation during intercourse.

Menopause, aging, and some medical treatments for diseases such as cancer can cause vaginal atrophy. With this issue, the walls of the vagina can thin and become irritated. Vaginal atrophy not only diminishes sensation, but creates pain during sexual intimacy.

Also with time, the clitoris can become desensitized.

Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatments to Improve Sensitivity

Dr. Christi highly recommends the following vaginal rejuvenation treatments to help improve sensitivity:

  • EMFemme 360. Tightens and plumps vaginal walls.
  • MonaLisa Touch. Removes poor vaginal tissue for regeneration.
  • Cliovana. Rejuvenates blood flow and sensitivity in the clitorus.

For more extreme cases of vaginal laxity or atrophy, vaginoplasty at MedSpa at ChristiMD provides a surgical alternative with permanent, effective results.

Common Sex Drive Issue #2: Lack of Lubrication

Dr. Christi and the team at MedSpa at ChristiMD have helped many women who no longer have the lubrication they once had for intercourse. 

While a woman experiences vaginal dryness,internal vaginal tissues can tear during intercourse. This causes great pain, contributes immensely to low sex drive in women.

Several issues can cause this loss of lubrication:

  • Menopause
  • Aging
  • Medications
  • Hormonal changes

Treatments That Can Help With Vaginal Dryness

The lubrication your body produces consists of ultrafiltrated blood. Increasing capillaries/blood flow functionality in a woman’s vaginal structures helps alleviate dryness. Several vaginal rejuvenation treatments help tremendously:

  • EMFemme 360. Increases blood flow functionality in the vagina.
  • MonaLisa Touch. Also promotes vaginal blood flow functionality.
  • Cliovana. Increases capillaries in the clitorus and labia.

Additionally, for hormone-related dryness, hormone optimization at MedSpa at ChristiMD can rebalance your hormones and help your body get back to functioning better.

Related: Help with sex and cancer, from your sexual health doctor in Houston.

Common Sex Drive Issue #3: Confidence

Confidence is often its own aphrodisiac! 

Two specific changes affect your vagina’s physical response, and they can diminish your emotional desire for intimacy and your physical self-esteem.

  • Weakened pelvic floor. Can cause incontinence.
  • Drooping Labia. Can be aesthetically displeasing, and can cause UTI’s.

Treatments to Help With Sexual Confidence

Two treatments rise to the top for addressing these changes:

  • EMSella. Strengthens the pelvic floor to help alleviate incontinence.
  • Labiaplasty. Surgery to change the structure/aesthetics of the labia.

MedSpa at ChristiMD can also recommend professional therapists for confidence issues that go beyond your body. We’ll support you in every and any way we can to achieve positive results on your wellness journey.

MedSpa at ChristiMD Can Improve Low Sex Drive in Women

It starts with an open, honest dialogue. 

Request a consultation, and let’s have a frank discussion about your libido concerns. Dr. Christi provides non-judgemental insight into issues and available treatments. She’ll even recommend outside help if that’s what is best for your situation.

Operating inside Methodist Medical Office Building Two, MedSpa at ChristiMD offers the most highly advanced medical treatments available under one roof in Houston. Let’s talk about life-changing results today.

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