The reasons for the lack of sexual appetite can be very different. They can be at the psychological or physiological level in both men and women. The psychological aspect of the problem refers to body-related changes that can lead to a lack of sex drive.
Diabetes leads to nerve damage, resulting in some loss of tactile sensation. For this reason, 50% of diabetics suffer from erectile dysfunction and low testosterone levels – the main causes of sexual suppression.
Sex is essentially based on blood flow, and if the organ that controls blood circulation suffers, libido can also decrease. In this sense, any form of heart disease can affect sex drive.
Oral contraceptives are a drug that is known to reduce libido in women. Other medications such as statins, blood pressure medications, antidepressants, and even cold and flu medications can negatively affect sex drive. They interfere with the normal functioning of the body.
Obesity is directly related to hormonal imbalances and decreased testosterone levels, which reduces sex drive in both sexes. Another problem is that an increase in body fat leads to an increase in the amount of sex hormone-binding globulin.
It is a natural chemical that binds to testosterone. This means that the amount of sex hormones is less and the sex life suffers. There is also evidence that obesity in young boys can lead to feelings of fatigue. In young girls, it can cause irregular menstrual cycles and thyroid problems.