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Our society tends to look at women as the less sexual of the two genders, and while that may be true in some ways, for the most part, women desire sex as much as men. However, life sometimes happens, and over time, we can lose our desire to have sex.

There are several reasons why a woman may lose her interest in sex. We all lose interest from time to time, but when we experience a major dip it can cause issues in our love life and even in our mental health. If your sex drive has dipped, and you are trying to get it back, the first step is understanding the root cause. Below, I will go over the top reasons why women lose their sex drive.

1. Low self-esteem.

Low self-esteem can impact us in several ways. It can make it hard to feel confident in yourself, and during sex, it can cause your mind to go into overdrive. Instead of focusing on the pleasure and intimacy of sex, you can become consumed with worries about your body or who you are as a person. This can make it difficult to enjoy sex, which can result in a lack of desire.

2. They are on an anti-depressant.

Anti-depressants, more specifically SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) can cause a dip in sexual desire, even for men. There have been a plethora of studies done on this and it is one of the most common side effects. However, if you are on one, don’t quit cold turkey. Talk to your doctor about the side effect and see what can be done.

3. Natural hormone changes.

Our hormones dip and rise throughout the day, month, and stage of life. During or after pregnancy, many women experience a drop in desire. This also happens during menopause. If you are concerned this could play a role, see your doctor.

4. A lack of intimacy with their partner.

Women need to feel a connection to their partners to enjoy sex. If there have been obstacles that have pushed you away from your partner, you may struggle to feel comfortable having sex with them. In turn, you may push them away.

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