- Cultural factors, such as the way you were raised to think about sex
- Low self-esteem
- Conflict with your partner
- A history of sexual trauma such as abuse or assault
- Stress and psychological health
A certified sex therapist can sit down with you (and your partner, if you have one) and work at finding hidden issues that may be affecting your sex drive.
In addition to individual and couples counseling and any nonmedical therapeutic techniques, antidepressant medication may be prescribed. Some antidepressants may add to sex drive difficulties, so its important to work closely with your doctor so that the prescription can be tailored to your needs.