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HSDD and Relationships

HSDD and RelationshipsHypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) can hurt relationships, according to a recent survey.

The survey was supported by HealthyWomen.org, a women’s health information website, and Palatin Technologies, a biopharmaceutical company that is currently developing an on-demand treatment for HSDD.

Many women lose interest in sex from time to time. But for women with HSDD, that lack of interest is constant. It also causes distress.

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Nine hundred six women between the ages of 30 and 50 participated in the survey. The women were non-menopausal.

Almost half of the women said they had experienced low sexual desire before. Of those that did feel low desire, 61% felt distressed by it. Fifty-nine percent of those who felt low desire at the time of the survey said the situation had a negative impact on their relationships.

Among all the respondents, 85% said low desire would “hurt the level of intimacy” with their partner. And 66% said it would cause problems with communication.

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“Sex is an important part of a romantic relationship, so a lack of intimacy can sometimes create tension within an otherwise healthy partnership,” said HealthyWomen CEO and President Beth Battaglino, R.N. in a press release.

"Women who avoid sex because of low sexual desire may not realize that this could be a sign of a medical issue. Most women don't know what female sexual dysfunction is nor do they understand that conditions like HSDD are real and can be a serious concern for them as well as their partner," she added.


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Resources

HealthyWomen.org

“Could This Be Causing Your Low Sex Drive?”

(Infographic.)

http://www.healthywomen.org/sites/default/files/FSD_infographic_mech.pdf

“What’s REALLY Causing Your Low Sex Drive?”

http://www.healthywomen.org/content/article/whats-really-causing-your-low-sex-drive

 

PR Newswire via MarketWatch

“New Survey Reveals That Low Sexual Desire Disrupts Relationships”

(Press release. May 20, 2014)

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-survey-reveals-that-low-sexual-desire-disrupts-relationships-2014-05-20