A new research has revealed that millions of women suffer a reduction in their sex drive once they hit 50.
The research, which was carried out by Replens MD, a skincare company, reported that more than half of their respondents were too embarrassed to speak to medical professionals about their intimate health issues.
Also, three-quarters of female respondents said their libido has decreased since turning 50 and only two percent have sought treatment for low sex drive.
“As many as 27 percent of women feel ashamed discussing personal health problems with their partner— including those associated with the menopause.”
“The research shows that many women have anxieties when it comes to discussing intimate health issues with professionals and their partner too,” said Rosemary Leonard, a doctor who spoke on behalf of Replens MD.
“Although they may perceive the problems as embarrassing, the discomfort many women are experiencing may be preventing them from enjoying their sex life as they get older.
“Yet these conditions often can be easily treated with a visit to the GP or pharmacist. Hopefully, the results of our poll will help to encourage people to seek expert help so that they don’t have to suffer in silence and can get back to enjoying life to the fullest.”
The Telegraph reports that a total of 1,023 men and 977 men who are in a relationship and are aged 54 and above partook in the research.
Some of the respondents attributed the drop in sexual desire to age while some attributed it to menopause and a lack of energy.
The reduced sex drive also coincides with the age people start feeling uncomfortable getting undressed in the presence of their partners.
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