However, it could be something more serious that demands medical attention. "Don't rule out the physical when you're looking at your whole sexual equation," Dr. Berman says.
Your doctor should consider several clinical causes for your reduced sex drive.
If it is caused by a hormonal imbalance, one possible solution is medication including minimally absorbed topical estrogen.
Another common cause is side effects from medication. Dr. Berman says some medications that could effect sexual function include: hormonal contraceptives, antihistamines that cause dryness, antidepressants, antihypertensives like beta blockers or diuretics and anti-cancer drugs.
"So you really want to talk to your doctor if you're having symptoms of dryness, difficulty responding, problems with genital sensation [or] difficulty reaching orgasms," Dr. Berman says.
Step 5: Make Sex a Priority