If you're not as into sex as you used to be or want to be, you're not alone. But there are things you can do to put the sizzle back into your sex life. Jumpstart your libido with these expert-approved lifestyle changes.
Low sex drive in women has many potential causes, including underlying medical issues, emotional or psychological problems, or work- and family-related stress. The good news is that identifying the root cause of low libido can lead to effective treatment options. It is not unusual for couples to have a disparity in their sex drives.
For women with low sex drive, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new EpiPen-like drug that promises to boost libido. The FDA made the decision on Friday. The drug is somewhat similar to medications used to treat erectile dysfunction in men, in that they are meant to be used "on demand" — when a person wants to be sexually intimate. But that's where the similarity stops.
The good news? A decrease in the desire to get it on is something that can be worked on. However, if your sex drive is getting stale, it might finally be time to reevaluate your routine.
Want more excitement? There are several drug-free ways to spice up your sex life. Having a date night with your partner — to remind yourself of all the reasons you adore each other and to relax by being wined and dined — can be great ways to stimulate your libido, says Anita Sadaty, MDa holistic gynecologist in Roslyn, New York.
By definition, you may be diagnosed with hypoactive sexual desire disorder if you frequently lack sexual thoughts or desire, and the absence of these feelings causes personal distress. Whether you fit this medical diagnosis or not, your doctor can look for reasons that your sex drive isn't as high as you'd like and find ways to help. Most women benefit from a treatment approach aimed at the many causes behind this condition.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat low sexual drive in women, the only one besides Addyi, which entered the market in The drug, to be called Vyleesi, will be sold by AMAG Pharmaceuticals and is intended to be used 45 minutes before sex, via an auto-injector pen that is administered in the thigh or abdomen. Sign up for the Science Times newsletter. For years, the F.