What is Low Sex Stamina?
Sexual drive and frequency in adults varies
tremendously, depending on a variety of factors. While people may sometimes have
less sex than they would like due to a lack of time or opportunity, it is not
unusual for both men and women to experience a low Sex Stamina or low libido,
which leads to less frequent sex. While low Sex Stamina is thought to be more
common in women, more and more men are also encountering this type of sexual
Diagnosing Low Sex Stamina
Sometimes libido is low due to factors related to lifestyle. Very often you
may feel fatigued after a long day at work, have financial pressures, personal
stress - or a legitimate headache. In addition, unresolved personal issues
within a relationship may also escalate into a state where a low libido and a
low Sex Stamina becomes the norm. Research has shown that most men who
experience a low Sex Stamina can achieve erections, but have lost the sexual
desire. Similarly many women can reach an orgasm, but have no real sexual
What Causes Low Sex Stamina?
There are various physical and psychological factors that may contribute to a
low Sex Stamina.
Alcoholism and binge drinking are quite common and can cause low libido. The
abuse of drugs such as cocaine can also cause sexual dysfunction and loss of
libido. Other prescribed drugs such as tranquilizers or antidepressants also
contribute to causing a low Sex Stamina and sexual desire.
Medical conditions can also cause sexual desire to wane, including:
- Anemia (iron deficiency)
- Enlarged prostate
- Mono Sleep apnea or lost sleep
- Thrush or yeast infections
- Autoimmune diseases (e.g. Graves disease & Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis)
- Kidney disease
- Obesity or being overweight
- Heart disease
- Hyperprolactiamia decreases libido and physical pleasure
- Sexual problems such premature ejaculation and impotence
Depression is an extremely common psychological factor contributing to a low Sex
Stamina. Other factors include stress, sexual hang-ups, and sexual identity
crisis, past sexual abuse and relationship problems.
Physical and psychological factors may also contribute to a low Sex Stamina
in women. As in men, depression is a very common cause of low Sex Stamina in
Manic depression, more commonly referred to as bipolar disorder, may also
contribute to decreased Sex Stamina in both men and women. This condition causes
an individual to experience stark contrasts in emotions, alternating between
depression and elation (mania). Opinions are mixed whether the condition is
caused solely by environmental factors or biological factors, with most agreeing
that certain experiences may trigger or exacerbate the underlying biological
condition. Sufferers of this mood disorder vary, with some cases being more
severe than others.
Other factors include anxiety, stress, and poor self image, past sexual abuse
or rape, sexual identity crisis or relationship issues with partner or husband.
Other issues such as lack of time, sexual incompatibility and lack of privacy
can affect low Sex Stamina in both sexes.
If underlying psychological or relationship problems exist, seek help from a
counselor or therapist to help you resolve these deep-seated issues. By
addressing the problem, appropriate action may be taken to help you improve your
Medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, thrush, urinary tract
infections, anemia and hyperprolactinemia may also decrease Sex Stamina.
Gynecological problems such as vaginismus (involuntary clamping of vaginal
muscles) and dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse) may result in lack of
interest or fear of sex.
Alcoholism, drug abuse as well as many prescribed drugs can cause low Sex
Stamina. While some medications are notoriously known for lessening libido such
as anti-depressants and birth control pills, ulcer medications and blood
thinners have been reported to lessen desire, cause impotence, or create
difficulty having an orgasm as well.
Consult a doctor or gynecologist if you suspect that your low Sex Stamina
stems from a physical condition. Your doctor may also prescribe stimulants such
as Viagra or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to enhance sexual sensation and
pleasure (although these medications may have other side effects).
Low Sex Stamina During and After Pregnancy
A decreased Sex Stamina during pregnancy is very common, and may be a
combination of physical and psychological factors. Especially during the first
trimester, many women will experience morning sickness and fatigue, which can
dampen "getting in the mood".
During later stages of pregnancy, psychological issues may come into play,
with body image concerns surfacing from weight gain and new curves, leading to
sexual hesitation. In addition, it’s not uncommon to worry about the safety of
the baby, which can impact libido. Talk to your partner and your doctor to help
alleviate these worries.
Following the childbirth, postpartum depression often causes loss of libido
and, in varying degrees of severity. Generally, most women are so preoccupied
with their newborn that they are too tired to have sex.
Breastfeeding may also release hormones that suppress the Sex Stamina, while
many women find that their libido decreases during menopause.
Help for Low Sex Stamina
Natural and holistic treatments are also highly effective to increase sexual
drive and can serve as natural aphrodisiacsto promote sexual arousal and bring
passion back into your life. Herbs have been used as sexual stimulants for
centuries and are not only gentle but can help benefit the entire body.
An excellent herb for both men and women is Smilax ornata (Sarsaparilla) and
it doubles as a tonic for the reproductive organs. Eleutherococcus senticosis
(Siberian Ginseng) is an overall system toner and improves performance and
In addition, Sabal serrulata is a strengthening remedy which has a
stimulatory effect on sexual functioning, as well as male and female health.
Tribulus terristis has powerful aphrodisiac properties that promote muscle
strength and general prowess in the male body. There are even a number of
natural ingredients to promote sexual desire and aid fertility!
Tips to Increase Low Sex Stamina
- Eat a balance diet filled with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables
- Regular exercise at least 30 minutes everyday to increase sexual drive
- Reconnect with your partner by touching – holding each other, massage or
- Learn to relax and de-stress by meditating, listening to music or
- Communicate openly and honestly with each other about the sexual
- Be supportive of each other and seek professional help
- Decrease your alcohol intake because it affects sexual desire and
- Stop smoking naturally as it has a negative effect on male fertility
- Avoid illegal drugs as they destroy your health, including sexual desire
in the long term
- Take appropriate steps to manage stress levels