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I am a 21 year old female with no sex drive... Help?

By Anonymous July 20, 2009 - 1:30pm
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I am a 21 year old female with no sex drive. I love my boyfriend, I WANT to be intimate with him, but once the time comes for intercourse, I am dry as a desert downstairs and confused because I know I want him. I have low libido for a young woman. It is like there is no communication between my brain and my body parts. We've talked this through (because we've both had problems as of late), and both of us have come to the conclusion that we are tired and our diets are different as of late because we are not at home (actually on the other side of the country for a few more weeks). I understand diet can affect sex-drive but my diet has probably improved since being here, but I can admit that I've been pretty tired. Also, in the past month, I started bleeding mid-cycle even though I take the pill consistently. I visited the doctor and everything was normal, and I will start a new pill in a week or two once this cycle is done. I just don't know what to do. We want each other so badly, but I wasn't ready dowstairs when he was definitely ready. What can I do? Why is there low libido in young women?

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I am a 20 year old female and my sex drive is lost far far away. My boyfriend and I have been together for a year and used to be long distance - where our sex was great. Now we live together and I feel so guilty because he always wants to have sex, and I WANT to, but my body will not cooperate. I am on Loestrin 24 Fe, the same birth control I was on as a teenager when my sex drive was at an extreme high. I also do not feel comfortable masturbating.. the thought of it makes me feel awkward and uncomfortable. This used to never be an issue for me and I am so young, I just want to please my boyfriend.

June 15, 2012 - 6:30am
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Anonymous (reply to louise0820)

I hope you find this reply.
I'm 23, married for 2 years, and have zero sex drive with my husband and have zero interest in pleasing myself alone.
Have things changed for you since you posted this? Can you offer me any advice? I feel completely lost and I can't find anyone (that I know) who is going through the same thing as me.

Thank you..

May 22, 2013 - 12:57pm

Hi, I am a 21 year old female. I had a daughter 16 months ago (her father and I are still together, just not married.) I haven't been able to find the want to have sex. Don't get me wrong, we have our ups and downs, but I really love him and I want him to know that I love him. It's really stressful on our relationship. I feel like I should force myself to have sex with him, even if I don't want to, because it's my fault that I'm like this.

Whenever I try to explain to him what is going on with me, he insists that I'm lying and I just don't love him anymore. I really need help with this, because I don't believe our relationship will last much longer without the closeness of having sex. It has taken a large toll on us already.

I also feel extremely self conscious about this, I don't understand where the urge went. My other mommy friends say that nothing has changed with their libido, so am I just defective? Am I never going to find the desire ever again? Is there anything over the counter that I can take to help with this?

Please, and Thank you.

April 27, 2012 - 3:00pm
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Anonymous (reply to haileyveeneman)

Red Flag he thinks your lying about your sexual dysfunction..

He doesnt understand how sex works for women.

Your body physically isnt responding to the desire to have sex. Thats not your fault, you arent defective. Its the equivalent to male erecritle dysfunction. You just cant get it up. The solution isnt easy you probably need Therapy.

Your partner is not respecting you or how difficult this situation is for you. Thats wrong...

November 4, 2014 - 2:27pm
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A stressful relationship that is at a constant up and down can have a poor effect on your libido. Couple this with the added stress and exhaustion of having a child and some women would much rather have a good night's sleep than sex with their partner. Be honest with yourself-- if you truly do love him and are still attracted to him, find a babysitter one night. Dress up like you used to before having children, go out for the night and see if sparks fly! It can be hard on a new mom to find the time to separate being a mommy and being a woman.

All the best to you,


April 30, 2012 - 3:47am
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I have similar problems to everyone on here!! I have been in. Relationship for 3 years and I do love him so much. I think he is absolutely beautiful but when we get into bed I just am not interested. I do not sleep very well so even though I don't want to have sex i find myself just lying there wide awake instead. I absolutely cannot stand oral sex which I know is a problem for him but even When we first met I couldn't stand oral sex but we still had a very active sex life. I have been feeling like this for about a year and a half now and feel guilty every day! I speak to my friends who at the same age as me but they find it bizarre and it turns into a joke!!!! HELP!

January 5, 2012 - 5:43am
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I would say u should get ur hormones & thyroids checked out by specialists. I'm currently having the exact problem as a married 26yr. old. So , I know what ur going through.

November 15, 2011 - 1:38pm
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I'm 24 and married to a wonderful man we been married for two years now going on three I have polycystic ovarian diease and endometrious sux sense I'm so young. I have no period at all but I did use to have a good sex drive and now nothing I can't get off I give him sex cuz I feel bad that I'm not that into it it sux cuz we are close and have good communication what should I do what is wrong with me can anyone help

September 12, 2011 - 11:31pm
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i dont feel like i can talk to anyone face to face about this but asking online seems easier.im 21. i have been with my boyfriend for nearly two years now. it started off really good sex wise, i had a sex drive,was experimental and even initiated it, but somethings changed, he still wants it often and is easily turned on but i just dont want it anymore. we end up having sex because i feel guilty about saying no all the time and very rarely when i want it. we have had countless convos about him not asking 24/7 but he cant help it. i love him hes perfect in every other way. he feels neglected and i feel guilty. ive not had many partners and they werent anywhere near as good as my boyfriend. im more confident and comfortable than i have ever been. im about to leave my job and move in with him, working nearer there than my parents home and im really excited but a little nervous. any advice would be great. thanks

August 24, 2011 - 11:09am
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