How much do you know about Inhibited Sexual Desire?

Sometimes we don’t feel like having sex and other times it’s just not convenient. However, for some people, having a low sex drive is a real problem. In fact, it can require medical attention if it becomes too much of a problem.


Doctors refer to having an uncharacteristically low sex drive as ISD or Inhibited Sex Drive. This is not to be confused with Asexuality in which someone is generally disinterested in sex.

ISD can be a major problem both for individuals and for couples. It can make people feel ashamed, and it can make their partners feel unwanted or undervalued. 

ISD is usually a psychological issue brought on by a life-changing event. 

It’s important to understand that ISD is primarily a secondary issue – a condition brought on by something else. ISD can work similarly to erectile dysfunction, in that it is not the penis that has ceased to become functional. But, rather, anxiety and stress have stopped the penis from becoming erect.

Some people suffer ISD during a particularly stressful time at work. Others experience it during pregnancy or just after giving birth.

If you are suffering from ISD, it’s essential that you sit down and take a look at your life and the people that are in it. Sometimes ISD can be brought on by several things. It might not just be your romantic life. It could also be brought on by your work life or your friendship circle. 

Sexual desire is a strange thing, and it can disappear at the flick of a switch. So, if you’re no longer attracted to your partner, it might not be ISD, that’s your problem. 

However, ISD can sometimes be caused by a severe medical condition such as,
 heart disease
 cancer
 high blood pressure 
 diabetes
 sexually transmitted disease

If you feel like you are suffering from ISD, have a word with your doctor to be on the safe side.