Human sexual response is a complex combination of social, hormonal, physiological and psychological factors, most of which are poorly understood. Society plays a role in what is considered to be acceptable in sexual desire: religious beliefs, family values and upbringing all affect one's attitude to one's own feelings of sexual desire. Hormones play a role the massive surges in testosterone and oestrogen in adolescents that precedes sexual activity are overwhelming in the changes they bring about in the transition from youth to adult. Sexual desire is the first of three behvioural repertoires associated with reproduction: sex drive to find a mate , attraction to find the best mate and attachment or love to allow time successfully to reproduce.
Many women have a low sex drive or trouble having an orgasm. Some women are not bothered by this, but others are. A woman has female sexual dysfunction, also called FSD, when she is upset or unhappy about her sexual health. Of those, about one in three women are upset about having low sex drive. A woman might have more than one of these issues, which are often related to each other. Sexual dysfunction can be lifelong or temporary.
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We respect your privacy. The hormones that have been regulating your reproductive cycle, sex drive, mood, and more are ebbing, and very often these low levels have a negative effect on your sex life. Reduced levels of estrogen , testosterone , and other hormones are thought to be a primary cause of age-related female sexual dysfunction.