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Facing Hyposexuality: Starving ourselves to death in a restaurant
So you know there are Sexual Addicts
out there in the world. People who can’t get enough of every kind of sexual activity. But the equal and opposite reaction is to starve yourself from sex and sexuality. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder is a term given to a condition when someone lacks a sexual drive. When such a condition leads to problems in inter personal relations, and distress that cannot be because of other conditions, then it is termed as a disorder. Such a condition can have a significant impact on a person especially in a country like the US. This is because most of the media and entertainment sources give the picture of a hyper sexual (above average sex drive) society. So, people with hypo sexuality start perceiving themselves as ‘abnormal’.
Hypo sexuality is something that can manifest itself in different forms. Someone may have a life-long low sex drive, other might have a low sex drive only for their current partner and some might develop it after being sexually normal for some time. You should understand the fact that, simply not being interested in sex is not a disorder. Only when this lack of interest starts affecting your relationships or causes you other problems then it is classified as a disorder. A lot of times, the condition is caused due to psychological or social factors.
This disorder can be cured and sometimes in very simple ways. A lot of times it is the relationship
or some experiences in the past that leads to this situation. On occasions, having an honest conversation with your partner can be more than sufficient to solve this issue.