Declining sexual desire in women, all a matter of awareness
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Declining sexual desire in women, all a matter of awareness

Women, aging and decreased libido.
This issue often creates embarrassment, remorse and problems within couples. Yet science shows that it could be dealt with more serenity. Provided we are aware that this change in sexual desire with age is a completely natural and physiological phenomenon. The fact that awareness is a key factor in the management of sexuality and female desire is demonstrated in a study published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, conducted at the University of Waterloo by psychology researchers Siobhan Sutherland and Uzma Rehman. Specifically, these experts tried to establish whether a woman's awareness of the fact that sexual desire changes in women as they age was related to her ability to manage the loss of libido. They studied this by administering a survey designed to measure, among other things, knowledge about sexuality and sexual satisfaction to 774 women of different ages and ethnicities living in the U.S. It emerged that women who are aware that sexual desire changes over time and who accept the possibility that they may experience sexual disturbances during their lifetimes are more likely to face and resolve these complications when do occur. A result, according to the authors, that could help to refine psychological interventions for women with sexual desire issues.
 

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Bibliographical references
Siobhan Sutherland & Uzma S. Rehman (2018) Viewing Sexual Desire as Stable Versus Fluid: The Impact of Implicit Beliefs on Women's Coping With Sexual Desire Problems, Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 44:4, 410-420, DOI: 10.1080/0092623X.2017.1405306

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