A few months back (where does the time go?), I wrote a blog post on lagging libido and how our reproductive tracts are like the canary in the coal mine. When things are out of whack… pay attention as something is amiss in your body.
Things to consider if your Libido’s Luster has Left the Lime Light:
- Is it your age? As we age, our levels of female hormones drop. Hormones are what send us looking for that male balance in our life, mating, sex! Think about female dogs and other mammals: do they go looking for mating experiences when they are not in heat? No way. Same goes for your body: hormones dropping off with age, poor nutrition, and health issues means the physical – biologically driven urge for sex may just not be there. Now is the time to use your mind to want (or not) sexual encounters for the closeness and intimacy it brings. Need some help with lagging lubrication? https://wisewomenredtent.com/2015/10/09/menopauses-effect-on-our-vulvas-vaginas/ and https://wisewomenredtent.com/2013/04/18/voluptuous-vaginas/
- Thyroid: is your thyroid suffering from poor diet, lack of iodine and other key minerals, lack of good self-care?
- Adrenal gland: is it suffering from too much stress, too much coffee & sugar, and not enough sleep / real food / and relaxation (think yoga!)?
All of these beautiful glands work in symphony with each other. One gland out of whack and the other glands suffer as well.
When our glandular health is out of balance, our bodies will actually borrow (more like steal!) the pre-cursor hormones for your reproductive tract. These pre-cursor hormones are used to make other hormones in your body because you are stressed, out of balance. You can survive not having a menstrual cycle or producing offspring but you cannot survive without your thyroid or adrenal.