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Top 10 Things That Can Reduce Sex Drive

Wondering what happened to your libido? We've got 10 things that could be putting your sex drive in reverse.

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Sex. Without overlooking the allure of money, power or even peace of mind, is there anything on this earth considered more desirable? A healthy sex life can be incredibly enriching. Conversely, a stalled libido can be unnerving, especially since the underlying causes can be so varied.

There are dozens of possible reasons for a waning sex drive. Men and women share some of these issues, while others are more gender specific. Some are natural and, to a certain degree, unavoidable. Others can be self-inflicted and relate to other far-reaching lifestyle issues, such as alcohol or drug abuse.

The reasons can be physical, including hormone imbalances, or psychological -- or both. And many can overlap, leaving loving partners feeling overwhelmed about why they're feeling beleaguered between the sheets. To complicate things further, there's no "magic number" to signify how often we ought to be having sex. It really varies from woman to woman, man to man, and couple to couple.

Last, it's a topic that many of us are uncomfortable discussing. As a result, those with a faltering libido often suffer in silence, creating an atmosphere of anxiety. In this instance, however, a little information can go a long way toward providing a solution, and the reality is that many causes are treatable.

Learn why Father Time isn't your sex drive's best friend.

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