Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

A condition known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) may be present in a person when they have a decreased libido or low sex drive and are upset by this lack of interest in having sexual encounters. A person is considered to have high-risk sexual behavior disorder (HSDD) if they do not have erotic fantasies and feelings, cravings for or responsiveness to sexual engagement, and/or sexual fancies and thoughts that create emotional pain or issues in their relationship. This feeling of anguish is an essential component.

About HSDD

People who have HSDD have few or no feelings or desires about sex, don't react to their sexual and romantic cues or pointers, run the risk of losing the urge to have sex while having it, or potentially avoid it altogether.

Other symptoms of the disorder include:

  • A loss of interest in initiating or participating in sexual behavior, either temporarily or permanently.
  • A lack of or a lessening of instinctive desire, often known as the drive or need to feel sexual excitement.
  • A lack of response to sexual arousal or cues, which may be connected to the sensory experience or any of the other senses.
  • A diminished or nonexistent capacity to keep an interest in or desire for sexual activity for a period of at least six months.
  • Significant levels of intense stress as a result of a lack of desire to have sexual encounters.

Around ten percent of women of all ages suffer from the condition known as hypoactive sexual drive dysfunction. Low sexual desire is a condition that can equally affect men. It's also common for women who have HSDD to avoid circumstances that could lead to sexual activity.

What causes HSDD?

There is a wide variety of possible explanations, some of which are physical and others psychological. HSDD has been linked to a variety of different health disorders, some of which are breast cancer, diabetes, depression, urine dysfunction, thyroid difficulties, neurological disorders, and others.

There may be a disparity of neurotransmitters (chemicals) in the brain, which may be the cause of the problem. This is because there may be an imbalance in the chemicals that can cause (or inhibit) sexual desire and excitement.

It is possible that some drugs, particularly those used to treat depression, anxiety, and high blood pressure, as well as some medications used to treat pain, may cause a decrease in one's libido as an unwanted side effect.

For some women, problems in their relationships could be a factor. Women have a tendency to lose interest in having sexual encounters with their partners when there is tension in their relationships or when they do not trust their partners. (However, it is important to point out that a woman can develop HSDD even if she is not in a romantic relationship.)

Depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem are some of the psychiatric disorders that have been linked to the development of HSDD.

Treatment options

Both talk therapy and sex therapy are available. When it comes to resolving emotional problems, whether they stem from a woman's formative years or from present challenges in her life, psychotherapy can be extremely helpful.

Counseling for marriage or relationships may be necessary for certain couples either before they begin specialized HSDD therapy or in addition to it. It's possible that you'll be advised to go through some sessions of sex therapy, which occasionally might include dual sex therapy in which both spouses are involved.

Pharmaceuticals (drug therapy)

In 2015, the FDA gave its blessing to the use of flibanserin, also known by its brand name Addyi, for the treatment of generalized HSDD in premenopausal women. Flibanserin is a non-hormonal, once-daily medicine that has been shown to boost sexual desire as well as the number of sexually gratifying encounters.

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