Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: "I'm Not In the Mood"

Learn more about the most common type of female sexual dysfunction, a hypoactive sexual desire disorder also known as HSDD. HSDD affects women's sexual desire and has many contributing factors that contribute to a woman's sexual dysfunction.

Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) is the most common form of female sexual dissatisfaction (FSD) and occurs when there is a persistent lack of desire or absence of sexual fantasies. In other words, you're rarely in the mood; you neither initiate sex nor seek stimulation.

Lack of desire often occurs as a result of relationship conflicts, say Drs. Jennifer and Laura Berman, two of the nation's top experts on sexual health for women.

"Communications problems, anger, a lack of trust, a lack of connection and a lack of intimacy can all adversely affect a woman's sexual response and interest," they write in their book: For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Reclaiming Your Sex Life.

If this sounds like you, counseling and therapy with your partner is probably your No. 1 treatment option to overcome HSDD, the sisters say.