Verified by Psychology Today. Once More, With Feeling. In recent weeks there has been a flurry of interest surrounding the topic of female sexual desire, stemming largely from the publication and surrounding publicity of a book called What Do Women Want? All of this discussion about the nature of female desire immediately brought to mind my friend Kim. Last semester Kim taught a course called Evolution and the Behavior of the Sexes , which led us to a series of lively discussions about how men and women differ in libido, interests, and activity.
Women more likely to lose interest in sex in long-term relationships
Female Sexual Desire: An Evolutionary Biology Perspective | Psychology Today
As a relationship counselor I work with individuals and couples on a number of sex and intimacy related issues. By far the most common one in monogamous partnership is a low or no sex relationship, a relationship in which there are one or fewer shared sexual experiences per month. Low sex relationships tend to signal to the couple that something is wrong; that they have lost their love or attraction for one another or that someone is having an affair. In such partnerships, one person is often identified as having the higher sex drive and one as having a low or nonexistent libido.
Over a third of British women in a relationship do not have interest in sex. Photo: Shutterstock. Are the results from a recent BMJ Open study really that surprising? So much for the belief that every relationship is perfect all the time. Cynthia A.
At any age, loss of sexual feelings can be related to problems in the past and may be completely unrelated to your current partner. There are no physical signs or symptoms. In young women, unless you have other health issues, it is likely to be a purely emotional condition. There is no drug treatment available but you can get help and support from a psychosexual counsellor. At any age, loss of sexual feelings can be related to problems in the past, possibly unconnected to your present partner.