Libido Loss


Addressing libido loss

A person’s lack of desire for sex within a relationship can be a troublesome problem for both people involved. This can cause many issues within the relationship such as disconnectedness, feelings of inadequacy, frustration, disappointment, confusion and resentment.

Libido loss is common in men and women in their 40’s -50’s, with women being 2-3 times more likely to be affected by a decline in sex drive as they age. Having a fluctuating desire for sex is a normal and healthy part of life, and can change over the years depending on a number of factors such as depression, relationship status, mood disorders, pregnancy, medication, and stress. If you notice that you are having little to no sexual desire you can look for patterns in when, and why it is happening. If the problem isn’t addressed by making some lifestyle changes and it is starting to cause worry, it might be a symptom of a larger issue.

During the menopause transition, the physical effects of falling estrogen levels—including hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness—can undermine sexual motivation and drive. In men, low testosterone could be the culprit. Testosterone is responsible for building muscles and bone mass, and for stimulating sperm production. Your testosterone levels also factor into your sex drive, when your testosterone decreases, your desire for sex also decreases.


How we can help with libido loss

While it is a difficult topic for couples or individuals to discuss, it can be addressed by having an open and honest conversation with your partner about why it is happening and what the cause is. If you cannot determine a cause and it is causing frustration or worry, you should consult a professional who can help answer your questions, perform a full medical examination and determine a personalized treatment plan for you to improve libido.


Treatments available for libido loss

It is possible to have a happy and healthy sex life well into old age, and medical consultation with our in-clinic doctor can help you get back to feeling like your old self. Our medical consultations include comprehensive health assessments and preventative medicine with a focus on combating age-related disease. Dr. Gidon Frame, the clinic’s private doctor, is a certified anti-aging medical and aesthetic practitioner with over 20 years of Canadian family practice and preventative medicine experience.

Other treatments that don’t directly improve libido loss hormonally, but do improve barriers to having enjoyable sex (such as vaginal dryness, painful intercourse and ED) include Alma Duo, diVa and penile PRP.

Full Medical Assessment

Hormone optimization can help with libido loss. A full medical assessment is needed to evaluate causes of libido decline, including medication effects, chronic diseases, mental health and hormonal changes.


Alma Duo™

Duo for men improves erectile function and sexual pleasure, which in turn helps sexual health and removes obstacles to libido increase. Duo for women improves sexual pleasure and orgasmic function. Although not directly improving libido, they work well together.

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diVa® Laser Vaginal Therapy

Diva helps vaginal comfort and pleasure and removes obstacles to sexual health.

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