5 Tips To Reverse Hypoactive Sexual Desire
You have got a diagnosis of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder and you are now wondering about 5 steps to reverse hypoactive sexual desire. These steps, with the exception of the first step, are not particularly hard.
Things You Need to Overcome Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
- A therapist
- A diagnosis
- HRT, if Necessary
- Determine whether or not you have a long term problem. HSDD is defined as a persistent lack of interest in sex that bothers the individual. If a person is not bothered by his lack of desire, than he or even she cannot be diagnosed with this disorder.*
- Have Your Hormones Checked. You may be surprised that this is step two rather than step one, but changes in hormone levels are a frequent cause for a sudden drop of desire for sex. Getting testosterone, the hormone that controls sex drive in both men and women can correct the situation. A doctor will make the decision as to whether or not to prescribe hormone replacement therapy.
- Find Out If You Are Depressed. Decreased mood and changes as we age can also lead to decreased desire for sex. Hypoactive Sexual desire disorder will not be the diagnosis in this case, but it can be a side effect of depression. If you can answer the question about losing interest or desire in sex, this is seen as a clinical sign of depression. Elevating mood can restore some of the drive, although antidepressants usually list a decrease in sex drive as one of their side effects.
- Work With a Doctor and a Therapist. If the cause is mental or physical, but not both, working with only one is necessary. Hormone replacement therapy may take some time to replace the hormone levels that were dropped. If some physical cause, such as an illness, caused a person's testosterone production to drop off, a medical doctor will treat it or cure it. Therapists can help a person work out mental issues that may have contributed to a person's shifting views on sex.
- Engage in the 'Oldest Dance' occasionally. If you do have HSDD, you will know you are cured when this final step stops becoming a chore and something you look forward to.
*It is possible for humans not to experience sexual attraction when nothing is wrong with them. Kinnsey found that 1.5% of men and 2% of women fell into this category. AVEN and other groups define these people as Asexuals.