Global study of female sexuality is quite telling …
(DR RACHEL CARLTON ABRAMS FOR HEALTHISTA)
I have been writing and teaching about healthy sexuality for decades, and consistently, the number one sexual concern of my students and my patients is low libido.
I would define low libido as a lack of spontaneous desire for sex – alone or with another – including sexual thoughts and fantasies.
The Global Study of Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors found that 26 to 43 percent of women experienced low sexual desire worldwide.
As both a doctor and a woman, I find this alarming, since satisfying sex has so many benefits – it can be a positive force for health, producing important chemicals in our bodies and important bonds in our relationships. So why are so many of us lacking in desire?
Sexual desire is an expression of these two things
If you were sitting in my office concerned about having low sex drive, you would see me make a large circle with my hands and arms, while saying: ‘Libido for women lives in the complex web of our lives and is influenced by our past experiences, our general health, our current relationships, and our hormonal balance.’
In other words, women don’t separate sex from any other important part of their health and well-being. Which, honestly, is as it should be.
Sexual desire is an expression of vibrant health, of creative fire. And we all deserve to have a life that supports that vibrant expression of life-affirming desire. READ THE FULL LIST AT DAILY MAIL