Women in late perimenopause and early postmenopause are more likely to experience a significant drop in sex drive. Loss of libido is a symptom that does not have to be treated if a woman does not see it as a problem; however, with almost 70% of women reporting that low libido negatively impacts their relationship, many are looking for a solution.

The Seattle Midlife Women’s Health Study, which observed nearly 300 women for 15 years, has led to insight on the factors that influence sexual desire during the menopause transition. These include:

Factors contributing to greater sexual desire:

  • Higher estrogen and testosterone levels
  • Better overall health
  • Regular exercise

Factors contributing to loss of libido:

  • High follicle stimulating hormone levels
  • Intense menopause symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, fatigue, and sleep problems
  • Having a partner

What Causes Loss of Libido?

The primary cause of loss of libido during menopause is hormonal imbalance. Levels of reproductive hormones naturally fluctuate during the menopause transition, eventually leading up to the end of menstruation. In particular, low estrogen and testosterone levels – two hormones that regulate sex drive – can cause low libido. In addition, high follicle stimulating hormone levels can lower sexual desire.

Low Libido Triggers

Sexual desire is a complex process, and it’s connected to more than mere hormone levels; both mental and physical factors are involved. The following can also contribute to low libido:

  • High stress levels
  • Relationship problems
  • Emotional changes during menopause
  • Douches and other irritating products
  • Side effects of certain medications, like antidepressants

In addition, smoking can have a negative effect on sex drive. The chemicals in cigarettes can reduce blood flow to the pelvic area and also decrease estrogen levels in the body.

How Macafem Increases Libido

Macafem naturally balances hormone levels by nourishing the endocrine glands with essential nutrients and healthy alkaloids. With this support, the glands are able to produce hormones at balanced levels. This way, the body is producing its own hormones, rather than relying on synthetic or plant-based hormones from outside. Macafem typically yields results within 30 days, and it is considered safe due to its low likelihood of side effects.

Read more about how Macafem works.

Loss of Libido FAQs

1. What is the difference between loss of libido and sexual dysfunction?

Loss of libido refers to a lack of interest in sex or lack of desire for sexual activity, including a decrease in sexual fantasies. On the other hand, sexual dysfunction encompasses both a lack of desire and other problems, like a lack of orgasm and painful intercourse.

2. Are there home remedies for loss of libido?

There are some remedies that can help alleviate loss of libido. Relaxation techniques like meditation and aromatherapy can help a woman relieve stress and focus her mind. If vaginal dryness is contributing to loss of libido, water-based lubricants can reduce pain during sex and make it more pleasurable.

3. How can I talk to my partner about loss of libido?

For many women, a decrease in sex drive also disrupts their relationship, but it can be a hard subject to broach. In a calm, non-sexual environment, it’s important to talk about what feels good and what doesn’t, the effects of the menopause transition, what positions are ideal, and any possible concerns. Open communication is key.

4. How should Macafem be taken for loss of libido?

The recommended dose of Macafem is three tablets daily with breakfast in the morning. It may take the body time to adjust to the changes in hormone levels enacted by Macafem. The dose can range from one to six tablets a day, depending on how the body responds to the supplement.

Other Symptoms of Menopause

Hormonal imbalance during menopause causes the many symptoms that go hand in hand with the transition, and these symptoms can further decrease libido.

Macafem provides natural relief from the symptoms of menopause, including: