How important is libido in the grand scheme of things? The answer may vary according to who you ask, as does the solution. The difference between men’s and women’s libidos has been noted and amply discussed, and yet there’s no consensus on how much of that difference is biological or culturally conditioned. In this post I discuss how under-reporting due to stigma and misogyny plays a role, while Dr. Debby discusses the results of one particular study that points to stress and fatigue as major roles in Western women’s low sexual desires. And, of course, there’s the flurry of reporting about the new “female viagra,” which as Lindy at Jezebel points out, is opening up interesting questions about women’s desire, monogamy, and social paradigms.
This blogger advocates for having sex regardless of high levels of desire, arguing: “You don’t wait until you’re starving before you eat. Continue Reading →