Women's Health Texas – Austin


Low sex drive? Get the spark back with diagnosis and treatment for low libido

Have you lost your desire for sex? You may be suffering from a low sex drive. Low libido could be due to issues with desire or arousal. If you have issues with orgasms or pain during sex, these things can also affect your sexual appetite. There is no need to suffer through sexual issues in silence. Our Austin OBGYNs are easy to talk to and provide compassionate, confidential care.

Symptoms of a low sex drive

If your sex drive causes you stress, sadness or relationship problems, you should talk to our physicians about low libido. Here are some of the symptoms that lead women to seek help.

  • Lack of interest in sexual activity of any kind, including masturbation
  • Rarely or never thinking about sex or having sexual fantasies
  • Lack of desire to initiate sexual activity with your partner
  • Finding no pleasure or enjoyment from sexual encounters

What causes a low libido?

You may experience a low sex drive after giving birth, illness or menopause. Problems can also occur when there are issues in your relationship. Here are some other causes our Austin OBGYNs diagnose.

  • Hormonal changes
  • Lack of exercise or sleep
  • Relationship issues
  • Mental health problems
  • Certain health conditions or medications
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Pain during sex, including burning pain during penetration or tightening of the vaginal muscles when penetration is attempted

Our Austin OBGYNs can help you regain your sexual desire

Every journey begins with the first step, and your first step is to have a frank talk with our Austin OBGYNs. Once you tell them about your issues, they can work to discover what is lowering your libido. They will make suggestions and treat any physical problems they find. Here are some suggestions to help with issues that cause low sex drive.

  • Use an over-the-counter vaginal moisturizer or lubricant.
  • If you are experiencing peri-menopause or menopause, talk to our physicians about treatments for vaginal dryness.
  • Try different sexual positions or activities that feel good and don’t cause pain.
  • Don’t attempt penetration right away. Instead, take plenty of time to become aroused.
  • Engage in fantasy or try sex toys.
  • If relationship or mental health issues are the cause of low libido, talk to a therapist.
  • Attempt to reduce your stress level.

A healthy sex drive is part of your health and wellness. Contact us to learn more about improving your sex drive and your sexual experiences.