A decreased or no desire to indulge in sex is known as loss of sexual desire. Many people experience a temporary loss of interest in their sexual life from time to time. There can be various reasons behind this, mostly which are lifestyle related. Fluctuations in sex drive or desire are normal but continued disinterest can result in unhappy relationships and needs a doctor’s advice.
Loss of sexual desire in both men and women can have many causes which can range from psychological to other related factors.
Stress and fatigue: Various changes in one’s life can cause stress and fatigue which saps away all energy including sexual energy. Physical work, sleep debt due to child care and anxiety can all lead to mental and physical fatigue leaving no interest for sex.
Ill health: Body aches and joint pains can kill the desire for sex. Certain health conditions such as depression, cancer and thyroid disorders can affect libido.