Low Libido? Women’s Health Experts Have a Fix!
Are you frequently opting for a headache excuse over an intimate evening when your partner signals interest? Does a Netflix marathon seem more enticing than indulging in a night of passion with your significant other? You’re not alone—Low Libido, or a diminishing sex drive, is a prevalent issue among women. Surprisingly, 1 in 10 women admit to experiencing low sex drive and feeling distressed about it. If you’re grappling with this challenge and longing to revive your desire, I’ve got some good news for you. Women’s sexual health experts have some encouraging news for you.
According to Dr. Julianne Arena, a Harvard-trained physician and sexual health expert close to 50% of women suffer from vaginal dryness, decreased vaginal lubrication, pain during intercourse, and trouble or inability to reach an orgasm. But these symptoms shouldn’t cause women and vulva owners to despair. She also believes every woman can achieve a healthy sex life through a multi-layered approach to addressing low libido. “I believe every person is biologically hardwired for intimacy and connection” Dr. Arena explains.
Women’s sexuality and desire is complex. According to Arena, there are multiple layers of libido and the many factors at play that affect it. She says libido can be affected by how women feel about themselves and how they feel about their vaginas. Another layer of libido includes how women think about their partner and feel about their relationship.
In addition to a woman’s self-perception and emotions toward both herself and her partner, various lifestyle elements significantly influence her sexual desire. These aspects encompass sleep, exercise, and nutrition. Arena notes, “When you factor in the fluctuations in hormones across a woman’s life, coupled with stress, anxiety, and other health concerns, it becomes evident why maintaining a healthy libido poses numerous challenges.” However, she emphasizes the crucial point that proactive measures can be taken to enhance and boost one’s sex drive.
So There Are Layers to My Libido. Now What?
Now that you know a little bit more about your libido, the next step is seeking help. There’s no one simple appoach to getting the fire back. Having the ability to enjoy sex is a big part of a woman’s (and people with vulvas) ability to live their most vibrant lives. “From hormone therapy to lifestyle choices, to Cliovana’s groundbreaking soundwave technology – there are many options to help each woman find what works for them,” says Dr. Arena.
Dr. Arena’s 6 Tips for Addressing the Many Layers of the Libido:
Start with focusing on achieving optimal overall health:
Things like good gut health and sleep health significantly impact libido. Make sure your body is fueled with the proper nutrients and nutrition.
Balance hormones with a whole lifestyle approach, including bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT):
Lower levels of estrogen can cause a drop in blood supply to the vagina, which affects vaginal lubrication. Hormone replacement can help.
Try Cliovana, a patented sound wave treatment that boosts the process of regenerating cells in the genitals:
This increases clitoral responsiveness, leading to greater lubrication, sexual satisfaction, and increased orgasm intensity and frequency. It’s a quick and easy, entirely non-invasive treatment that creates a long-term increase in women’s sexual responsiveness and intensity.
Focus on communication with your partner – and touch:
“Lost libido” is often due to what is happening physically; feeling connected to your partner is crucial for feeling “in the mood.” Date again, invest in talking, practice other acts of intimacy like kissing and focus on affectionate touch. Strengthening the physical bond can then help boost sex drive. If it is difficult to communicate about sex, ask your doctor for a referral to a health professional who specializes in sexual dysfunction.
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy:
Working with targeted exercises can help your pelvic muscles relax and get stronger, which can help to relieve pain during sex.
The O Shot:
The O-Shot is a 30-minute procedure that requires no recovery time. The treatment involves injecting the clitoris, labia, and G-spot with platelets — a substance in your blood that contains healing proteins called growth factors — extracted from your own blood. Most patients only report mild discomfort during injection. The O-Shot is designed to provide women with several positive benefits including increased arousal, the ability to have an orgasm from penetration, stronger and more frequent orgasms, and improvement in urinary incontinence. The O-Shot works by utilizing your body’s platelet-rich plasma, which is injected into specific areas of the vagina.
Dr. Arena is a double board certified physician, educator, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, owner of Waves of Awakening and mother of two teenagers that believes any woman can find greater physical intimacy. To learn more about Cliovana, read client testimonials, or find an available practitioner, visit cliovana.com.