Dealing with a low sex drive can be frustrating. Before you get upset that your wife has no sex drive, take a step back and evaluate what is really going on. Loss of sexual desire is a real, true problem for many women. In fact, nearly one-third of women between the ages of 18 and 59 seem to have lost interest in sex. There is even a medical term for it: hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or HSDD.
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According to a Yale study, one in two women experience some sort of sexual dysfunction such as lack of desire, vaginal dryness, or an inability to orgasm , and experts say it is caused by everything from stress to insomnia to birth-control pills. But not all experts agree that these drugs will be a cure-all. Krychman believes there are several things a man can do to help. The first thing, he says, is to sit down and talk to your wife about what is happening. Once she knows you want to help, she'll be more likely to open up about what she's going through. A recent study in the International Journal of Impotence Research found that women who followed the Mediterranean diet rich in whole grains, legumes, and olive oil had increased libido and sexual function.
Three years ago I had sex every single day, for one whole year. To answer the most popular questions I've been asked since: No, it was not with men. It was with one, my husband. Yes, even while I was on my period. I have no idea what my kids were doing while we were having sex.