How about the rest of the year, though? Are you in a romantic relationship that's lost some of its luster? Do you find it to be more challenging to get into the mood than it used to be, and suspect this is due to stress? There are a few underlying reasons people experience a waning libido (lower sex drive), and they can include everything from underlying health problems to the natural progression of a relationship. (Those first few months are generally more intensely exciting than later months and years, though there are many benefits that come from a longer-standing relationship that more than make up for the shift.) Stress, however, is a widespread and often-overlooked culprit when it comes to a dampened desire; men and women alike can find themselves less romantically inclined when they're chronically stressed.
If you find yourself 'too tired' more often than you'd like to be, don't rule out stress as a culprit. And don't overlook the value of sex (within a healthy, committed relationship) as a great stress reliever as well. The following resources can tell you what you need to know.
Sex and Stress Resources:
- Sex as a Stress Relief Technique
How does sex work for stress relief? Let us count the ways!
- How Stress Can Lead to Low Libido
It's not all in your head. Here are some of the ways that high stress is linked with low sex drive.
- How To Get Into The Mood When You're Too Stressed For Sex
If you suspect that stress is dampening your fire, these tips can help you to bring back that lovin' feeling.
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