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Nine in 10 Women With Low Libido Don't Have Adequate Sex

Update Date: Oct 10, 2014 09:09 AM EDT
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Low sexual desire prevents nearly 9 in 10 women from spending adequate time in the bedroom with their partners, a new survey shows.

According to Hindustan Times, all of the 450 women who were survey reported low sexual desire which caused them distress. Nearly 90 percent of the women said they would like to have sex more often, and that one or two more sessions with their partner would bring quality improvements to their lives.

"Twenty-seven percent of premenopausal and 34% of postmenopausal women were very dissatisfied with their current sexual desire level. Over 70% attributed personal and interpersonal difficulties to low sexual desire, most often negative impacts on body image and self-confidence. Feeling "less connectedness" was the most frequently selected impact on partner relationships. Approximately 90% of respondents would like to have or desire sex more often; 95% believed that one or two more satisfying sexual experiences per month would be meaningful," researchers wrote in the Journal of Women's Health.

However the women were not aware that low sexual desire is a treatable medical condition and hence did not seek assistance. Quoting earlier surveys, researchers acknowledged that the existence of low sexual desire or hypoactive sexual desire disorder was prevalent and has been linked to reduction in quality of life when compared with women with normal sexual desire.

"Seventy two percent of premenopausal and 67% of postmenopausal women were not aware of distressing low sexual desire as a treatable medical condition. Also, 73% of premenopausal and 81% of postmenopausal women had never mentioned their low sexual desire to their healthcare providers. In response to the question 'Why have you not discussed your level of sexual desire with healthcare professionals?' the two most frequent responses were that they felt uncomfortable or embarrassed and were not aware of low sexual desire as a medical condition," researchers said.

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