"If my wife and I don’t have sex for 2 or more weeks, I start to get irritable, frustrated and every little thing about her bothers me. How do I cope with this frustration?"
TREATING LOW SEXUAL DESIRE CAN APPEAR ELUSIVE
There is nowhere to “get” sexual desire, and no medical intervention will cause it to occur. Women’s sexual desire naturally arises when many aspects of a woman’s thoughts, emotions, biology, and relational functioning are working well.
“I DON’T WANT TO HAVE SEX ANYMORE”
Low sexual desire in women is the most common presenting complaint in our practice. Research indicates that between 10-28% of women experience low sexual desire for a period of 6 months or longer, and experience the following symptoms:
Lack of interest in sex
Reduced or absent erotic thoughts
Lack of initiating or responding to sexual activity
Reduced pleasure during sex
Reduced or absent desire during sex
Reduction in genital and non-genital sensations
“I feel upset with my husband when he doesn’t help me with the household chores. How can I feel sexual desire for him when I have so many resentments about this?”