Many women have problems with libido or lose interest in sex entirely, especially at the onset and into menopause. A lack of intimacy can sometimes be enough to jeopardize relationships, or compromise the happiness you deserve in life.
Loss of libido is an unfortunate condition that affects millions of women on a daily basis. Women from young to old can experience low sex drive at various stages of life: younger woman may experience it after the birth of a child in their 20’s and 30’s; peri-menopausal woman usually during their late 30’s and 40’s; and both menopausal and postmenopausal woman throughout the rest of their lives can all experience low libido.
Loss of libido is a complex phenomenon with psychological, relational, physical, and hormonal dimensions as unique as the women who experience them. The term libido has long been used to describe a person's sexual drive and their desire for sex. Loss of libido, medically termed "hypoactive sexual desire disorder," is a reduction or lack of interest and desire in sexual activity. Loss of libido is chiefly characterized by a lack of interest or desire for sexual activity and many women with loss of libido find that they are less in touch with their sexuality--sexual feelings come less frequently and energy for sex drastically dwindles or disappears from a woman's life.
Many factors can play a role in a woman’s drop in sex drive, which may be primarily caused by changes that are hormonal, physical, psychological, or relational. More specifically, some of the contributors to low female libido include: decreased estrogen levels; vaginal dryness; medication side effects; chronic health conditions; loss of a spouse or partner; lack of emotional intimacy; conflict; stress; and mood concerns.
A decrease in sex drive can develop due to medical conditions or as the result of psychological or emotional issues. Inhibited sexual desire is a type of sexual dysfunction that affects both men and women. A reduction in sexual desire is most often associated with diminishing levels of testosterone in aging men, and menopausal transitions (reduced estrogen levels) in women who may also be sensitive to reduced testosterone levels. Chronic illnesses and chronic pain can also lead to a decrease in sex drive, likely through a combination of physical and psychological stressors. Additionally, certain medications such as some antidepressants can also reduce libido.
The symptoms of low libido often mimic those experienced during menopause and afterwards, and can range from non-existent, to mild, to severe. Common menopausal symptoms include:
After you stop having menstruation, you may get other post-menopausal symptoms:
Some medications work to increase vaginal lubrication and relax vaginal muscles, where as others contain testosterone to increase sex drive or estrogen to improve sensation, lubrication, and sexual interest. A simple balancing of different hormones can also be the solution. Topical libido enhancers are an appealing alternative to oral medications. Inconsistent dosing and possible side effects can be eliminated with topical creams that are applied locally to increase sensitivity and blood flow.
Wellness & Aesthetics Medical Center provides a potent libido and vaginal enhancement cream. This topical solution contains a combination of prescription and non-prescription components described as blood flow enhancers, vasodilators, and sexual stimulation enhancing hormones. Although the formulation can be custom tailored to each individual’s needs upon request, one 0.25 mL dose generally contains the following ingredients:
These ingredients are dissolved in a water based, hypoallergenic, transdermal vehicle. The vehicle is designed to enhance the rate of absorption, and to cause the medication to be retained locally in order to maximize local effects and metabolism, while minimizing the potential for systemic side effects.
Sex is not only an integral part of any relationship, but studies have proven it is beneficial to your health. A healthy sex life decreases stress and heart disease, while increasing happiness and sense of wellbeing. This cream can only be obtained with a prescription from a licensed practitioner.