Know What’s Busting your Libido

By:Vasudha Bhat, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Apr 28, 2014

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While you kept wondering about the reason behind your not so enjoyable sex life, the culprit was right their next to you. You must identify it at the earliest in order to add some excitement between the sheets.
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    Know your Culprit

    Just like many other things in our lives, having sex has also become a subject to our mood, fatigue, and time. There are many emotional, physical, and psychological barriers which may be coming between you and your sex life. Read the following reasons and find out which one is your culprit.

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    Sleep Deprivation

    Sleeplessness causes many health related issues and one of them is reduced testosterone levels. Irrespective of your gender, if you are not getting at least 7 hours of sleep at night, your sex drive will die a brutal death.

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    Sleep apnea or snoring not only interrupts your sleep, but also disturbs the person sleeping right next to you. Sleep apnea is caused by abnormal breathing which also leads to an increased appetite, weight gain, and sleep deprivation causing a reduced sex drive.

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    Stress and depression are one of the most significant libido busters and can also lead to other diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Depression also causes insomnia which reduces your urge to have sex.

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    Weight Gain

    When your side tires and protruding belly become significantly visible on your body, it lowers your self confidence. You no more have the courage to undress yourself completely in front of your partner. This will definitely make you avoid sex.

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    There can be many medicines kept in your cabinet which may be affecting your sex drive. Surprisingly, medications used to treat conditions like high blood pressure, which affect sex drive, can also reduce your desire to have sex.

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    If you work hard all day long and then hit the gym every evening, it may be reduce your sex hormones and increase your appetite. Exertion may cause chronic and low-grade fatigue because of which you experience a drop in your sex hormones.

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    Smart Phones

    Taking technology to the bedroom has always been a big NO NO. When both of you are busy operating your smart phone in the bedroom, it distracts you from your partner and kills the mood for sex.

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    Alcohol and Cigarettes

    Smoking to a large extent and drinking to a smaller level plays a very important role in killing your sex drive. Apart from harming your lungs and liver, drinking and smoking can also reduce your sensitivity and your ability to have an orgasm.

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    Child Birth

    After child birth, apart from psychological changes your body also undergoes some transformations. You may experience tears, decreased sensitivity, and vaginal laxity after child birth. All these factors make it difficult to feel aroused and achieve an orgasm.

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    Prolonged Issues

    It is easy for women for end the fight in order to attain peace. However, they tend to remember it for a long time. The prolonged bitterness reduces their urge to have sex with their partner.

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