Decreased Desire

It is typical that at some stage in life, a person will experience decreased desire. This is marked by a decreased interest in sex, less engagement in sexual activity, and fewer sexual fantasies. It can be chronic (long-term) or episodic. It can be caused by a change in hormone levels, but could be part of an underlying condition, such as depression, or arise because of another sexual problem, such as erectile dysfunction. In this case, the man loses interest in sex because of shame or anxiety due to the erectile dysfunction.

Although it is quite common, a decrease in desire could be indicative of relationship problems in some cases, difficulties with body-image, poor self-esteem, excessive alcohol consumption and anxiety. In such cases psychological therapy or medication should be considered.