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Treating Low Libido in Women. A Comprehensive Guide

Low libido in women can be a many-layered problem. It is a multifaceted concern influenced by myriad issues that differ from person to person. When it comes to low libido, physiological, psychological, and emotional elements all come into play, and each can affect how a woman approaches sex and sexual desire. In this article, we want to take a comprehensive view of low libido and explore its causes and potential options for management and improvement so our patients can reclaim their sex lives.

Emotional Concerns

Emotional barriers are a significant part of low libido, and this can run a wide gamut. For some, physical or sexual trauma can cause debilitating and long-lasting effects. These traumatic events often force my patients to put up barriers and, in doing so, relive their pain and are unable to heal. Taking these emotional wounds head-on through sex therapy can be an effective way for patients to get back to the sex life they want.


The dynamics of a relationship make a significant difference in libido. What often starts as an exciting relationship can soon turn mundane or full of conflict. These tensions, conflicts, and lack of emotional connection between partners can dramatically reduce libido. Couples therapy and relationship counseling are exceptionally effective in helping these partners become a team again, both outwardly and inwardly. The newfound spark in the relationship often also sparks libido.

Hormonal Change

Women experience significant hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy, and midlife. This particularly affects postmenopausal patients. In time, intercourse can become painful and force our patients to stop looking for and wanting sexual relations. This usually stems from concerns that many women believe are unavoidable. However, we have tools in the form of hormone replacement therapy and techniques like the Radiofrequency vaginal rejuvenation devices – Forma V and Morpheus 8v to reverse vaginal aging and get that enjoyment back.

Difficulty with Orgasm

Some women have straightforward difficulty in achieving orgasm, which can be discouraging and frustrating. This is when sexual wellness experts become very valuable as they can assist with guidance on how to improve arousal and facilitate orgasm.

Treatment Options Available at Aayla

Because Dr. Taghechian is both a urologist and cosmetic gynecologist, she can address many concerns spanning various causative issues. By taking a stepwise approach to your care, Dr. Taghechian can pinpoint the root cause of the libido concern and address it, whether through hormone replacement therapy, procedural options, or behavioral therapy. Most importantly, women should know that help is available, and initiating an open and honest conversation with an expert is essential and should not be embarrassing.

Similarly, no two women’s journeys are the same, nor should the treatment plan be. Instead, work with an expert like Dr. Taghechian to explore the possibilities of low libido and address them piece by piece to improve and hopefully resolve any sexual satisfaction and intimacy concerns you have. Please feel free to schedule a consultation with us. We look forward to helping.