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Low Libido Booklet

Low libido booklet

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Low Libido

Low or total absence of sexual thought, desire or fantasy. Lack of interest in sexual activity.

Also known as low sex drive

About the Condition

Low libido is a serious condition because it can diminish psychological health and well-being, and impacts on personal relationships. Low libido can be extremely well managed with appropriate treatment, especially when it causes personal distress. Often women are too shy or feel uncomfortable discussing issues relating to sexual function, including low libido, and they may experience unfulfilling sexual and personal relationships as a result.

Next page: Symptoms of Low Libido in Women

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Symptoms of Low Libido

A woman with low libido does not experience sexual excitement often. Her ability to find pleasure in sex is limited. Erotic pictures, language or touch are not stimulating to her. She may engage in sex only to please her partner, not for her own enjoyment. She may be unable to achieve an orgasm (anorgasmia). Hence, she avoids sexual contact with others.

Diagnosis

Every woman can experience short-term, intermittent disinterest in sex due to fatigue, acute illness, or stress. True low libido is a persistent enduring disorder that causes personal distress.

There are four distinct medical classifications of female sexual dysfunction that result in low libido:

  • Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) - The woman lacks sexual fantasies, has little or no sexual thoughts or inclination towards sexual activity of any kind or she is unreceptive to sexual activity.
  • Sexual Arousal Disorder (SAD) — The woman is unable to attain sufficient sexual excitement.
  • Orgasmic Disorder — The woman cannot attain an orgasm (climax) or it is delayed.
  • Sexual Pain Disorder – The woman experiences pain when engaging in sexual activity. The most common form of sexual pain is dyspareunia caused by lack of vaginal lubrication which results in the woman experiencing pain during sexual intercourse.

Next page: Causes of Low Libido in Women

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Causes of Low Libido

Low libido may be present at puberty due to a genetic disorder, or it may first develop in the years post menopause. It may slowly develop over time due to a chronic disease, or it may suddenly appear after a sexual trauma. Low libido may be generalized (with every partner and in every situation), or situational (affected by personal or partner related issues).

It may be a lifelong disorder or have developed after months or years of satisfying sexual encounters. A woman’s libido is variable from situation to situation; however an enduring low libido may be due to an underlying condition.

Next page: Treatments for Low Libido in Women

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Treatment for Low Libido

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Next page: Further Information about Low Libido in Women

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For women

AndroFeme® 1% Testosterone Cream is designed for use in women with testosterone deficiency and/or low libido.

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Topics discussed in the Understanding Low Libido in Women booklet include:

  • What is low libido?
  • How is low libido classified?
  • Why does low libido develop?
  • Who develops low libido?
  • When should I be concerned?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of low libido?
  • What is normal sexual activity?
  • Testosterone and women
  • Using testosterone in women - options?

Testosterone for Women FAQ's

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AndroFeme® 1% Testosterone Cream is designed for use in women with testosterone deficiency and/or low libido.

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