Top 10 Things That Can Reduce Sex Drive


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Life's Everyday Challenges

Even if you rule out the first nine possibilities, there's a good chance that a listless sex drive may result from the accumulation of factors that everyday life presents us with. Our schedules are so jam-packed, whether we're working, attending classes, playing, raising a family, traveling, exercising -- or all of the above.

In truth, sex simply doesn't have the same priority as we get more and more immersed in life. Is it still important? Absolutely. Is it as important? That's a question that people must answer for themselves. Relationship experts believe that, in some instances, a perceived lack of libido is really the result of differing expectations between partners.

Likewise, monotony is the antithesis of a spirited sex drive. Monogamy undoubtedly helps cultivate trust between partners, but it can also create a sense of boredom after a while.

Think of sex like food. Have an adventurous palette and try new positions, places or times of day. Don't be afraid to schedule your rendezvous. If a healthy sexual relationship is important to you, then you and your partner ought to be able to put aside time for it.

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