Low sex drive, also known as low libido, refers to a reduced interest or desire for sexual activity. It can affect your relationships, self-esteem, and overall well-being.
Fluctuations in hormone levels during your menstrual cycle lead to normal changes in libido. Around ovulation, you'll likely experience a boost in your sex drive, which aligns with your fertile window.
Conversely, during the luteal phase, you may notice a decline in sex drive as estrogen levels decrease after ovulation. This drop in estrogen can impact vaginal lubrication and sex drive. As hormones ebb and flow over the month, expect your sex drive to follow suit.
In addition to this, factors like diet, stress, illness, emotions, mood imbalances, and reproductive conditions' pain can all contribute to shifts in your sex drive.