Has your attitude about sex changed from “hot and bothered” to “take it or leave it”? You’re not alone.
Lack of sexual interest is right up there at the top of the list when women complain about getting older.
There are many hormones involved in our sexual lives, but two of the key players are Estrogen and HGH (Human Growth Hormone). A deficiency of either could contribute to a loss of sexual interest, a condition that is both physically and emotionally stressful.
Contrary to popular myth, estrogen is not the hormone of orgasmic power and passion. It has more to do with the essence of feminine energy and sensuality. Estrogen is what makes a woman feel like a woman. When estrogen stops being produced around menopause, one result is that women experience a lessened self-image; they may pay less attention to their appearance, which easily snowballs into depression, moodiness, anxiety. Without sufficient Estrogen, a woman loses her feeling of feminine sensuality which is a doorway to a fulfilling sex life.
A deficiency of HGH (Human Growth Hormone), on the other hand, plays a different role in matters sexual. Where a lack of estrogen messes with the mental prerequisites for sexual activity, a lack of HGH may inhibit the physical prerequisites. HGH invigorates every cell in the body, and helps other hormones do their jobs efficiently. When HGH levels are low, not only is there a loss of physical energy, but sexual arousal itself becomes physically more difficult to attain.
Deficiencies of testosterone or progesterone also affect the female libido.