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What is hypoactive sexual desire disorder?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
9 doctors agree

In brief: Causes distress

Hypoactive means under active, so hypoactive sexual desire means under active sexual desire.
But you decide how much is enough. What's enough for you may not be enough for someone else & vice versa. More importantly, there cannot be any disorder unless the under activity causes you distress. If you're satisfied w/your level of desire, then you're fine (although your partner might not agree).

In brief: Causes distress

Hypoactive means under active, so hypoactive sexual desire means under active sexual desire.
But you decide how much is enough. What's enough for you may not be enough for someone else & vice versa. More importantly, there cannot be any disorder unless the under activity causes you distress. If you're satisfied w/your level of desire, then you're fine (although your partner might not agree).
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Donald Steinmuller
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: No interest in sex

Normal sexual desire is relative.
What is important is if a person is satisfied what their desire. Women more commonly have less desire than men. Large differences in desire can be a problem. See this link: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20778590,00.html

In brief: No interest in sex

Normal sexual desire is relative.
What is important is if a person is satisfied what their desire. Women more commonly have less desire than men. Large differences in desire can be a problem. See this link: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20778590,00.html
Dr. Donald Steinmuller
Dr. Donald Steinmuller
Thank
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