If you want to have sex less often than your partner does, neither one of you is necessarily outside the norm for people at your stage in life — although your differences may cause distress.

Similarly, even if your sex drive is weaker than it once was, your relationship may be stronger than ever. Bottom line: There is no magic number to define low sex drive. It varies from woman to woman.

Some signs and symptoms that may indicate a low sex drive include a woman who:

  • Has no interest in any type of sexual activity, including masturbation
  • Doesn't have sexual fantasies or thoughts, or only seldom has them
  • Is bothered by her lack of sexual activity or fantasies

When to see a doctor

If you're bothered by your low desire for sex, talk to your doctor. The solution could be as simple as changing the type of antidepressant you take.

Dec. 17, 2014

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