Have you ever experienced a dip in your libido? There are a variety of reasons why one experiences a decrease in their sexual appetite. But either way, there’s no need to be embarrassed or ashamed because you’re not alone in this. It’s common for both men and women to have a low sex-drive from time-to-time.
You and your partner’s sexcapades can thrive one day and, in an instant, become a bore, more so a chore. Everyday stressors, overindulgence of alcohol, or medication side-effects could be contributing factors. Although some say “Age ain’t nothing but a number,” it can definitely play a role when it’s time to get it in with your significant other. And the worst-case scenario, it could be the result of a more severe underlying issue.
So, the real question is, how can you and your partner get that “old thang back?” When the arousal to get in a quickie turns into annoyance, it’s time to figure out the paradigm shift of your sexual mood, turning into the blues. Here are a few things to consider.
Intimacy Intervention: Reigniting the spark to strengthen your emotional connection can be an easy fix. But only if you’re both willing to put in the work with open and honest communication paired with ways to ignite change. Keeping things spicy in the bedroom is essential for any relationship. When you’re not in-tune with each other, the spark can diminish your sex drive. So, next time, you’re feeling a disconnect from your partner, perhaps, it’s time for a weekly check-in?
Hormonal Imbalance: Fellas, if your sexual desires have declined, low testosterone may be the case. In addition to a decreased sex drive, other indicators associated with this condition are reduced energy levels, weight gain, hair loss, tiredness, mood changes, and low ejaculation. According to Damon Davis, a urologist with Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, approximately “30 to 40% of men over the age of 50 have low testosterone.” Luckily, a basic blood test can confirm the condition.