What Is Female Libido

Sexual desire most commonly called libido in females is quite normal. There are plenty of factors that comprise sexual urges in females. But then, such factors vary from one person to another.

Sigmund Freud, a well-known psychoanalyst popularized the term “libido” – an energy that taps instinctual behavior in human beings. However, Freud’s definition is quite focused on the sexual aspect, totally ruling out the other energies that influence an individual.

The female libido is quite different – and complex than males. Up to this day, the ‘what make females get hot?’ hypotheses still remain a mystery to science, so it has not been proved yet on concrete terms. This being said, males tend to respond faster to stimuli, thus making them more predictable than females.

It has been pointed out that there are 3 major factors that wholly influence the female libido – a) psychology, b) emotions, and c) hormones. In females, their sex drive relies solely on the emotional aspect that manifests when in a committed relationship (being in love).

The female libido fluctuates over the years. Some aging women have apparent decreased sex drive for longer periods of time; sometimes they lose interest in sex forever. Hormones play a major role in this. Generally speaking, younger women are more physically and emotionally active due to their physiological make up than women aged 35 above. However, this is not to say that all physically mature women ignore sex, making other things their priority.

Not all younger women respond to their need to have sex, either. They even experience ‘loss of sexual appetite’, too. Like older women, they encounter the ‘bad side of life’ that can impact even the most sexually active woman on the planet.

Women tend to respond through their emotions – the ‘what I feel at the moment’ thing. Spontaneity, coupled with an emotionally-charged intimacy can arouse a woman. Foreplay, on the other hand, does a whole lot to keep a woman going.

But the factors mentioned are subject to change if a woman suffers from ‘woman’ problems such as low self-esteem, depression, fatigue, inability to ‘please’ (let alone reach orgasm), weight issues, and other psychological problems.

A woman’s sex drive is affected as well because of hormonal changes: birth control (oral contraceptives and injectables have hormones that affect the female libido), childbirth, post-natal depression, stress, and medicines that have adverse effects.

So, what does a woman have to do to “stay in power”?

Change of lifestyle, a happy mindset, striking a balance between her physical and emotional needs, and having enough ‘time’ to prep her up. Nowadays, a lot of women take good care of themselves better by preserving and enhancing their libido through enhancement pills.

Keeping the communication lines open with a trusted partner does a whole lot. As long as her partner tries to acknowledge and understand her needs better, the happier a woman becomes.