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How will stress affect sexual desire?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. TRUC DAO
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Stress and desire
Dependent on the degree of stress, if you are so preoccupied by life difficulties (sometimes unsurmountable) your time for sex or think of sex will be reduced as a consequence.
Stress accumulation triggers a chain of events in the pituitary and thalamus that affects the function of the adrenal glands reducing general health of the person. Sleep problem usually comes with reduction of libido.

In brief: Stress and desire
Dependent on the degree of stress, if you are so preoccupied by life difficulties (sometimes unsurmountable) your time for sex or think of sex will be reduced as a consequence.
Stress accumulation triggers a chain of events in the pituitary and thalamus that affects the function of the adrenal glands reducing general health of the person. Sleep problem usually comes with reduction of libido.
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Dr. Donald Steinmuller
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: Most likely decrease
Psychosocial problems may effect sexual desire and performance, usually negatively.
See these references: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/sexual-problems-in-women-beyond-the-basics?source=search_result&search=sexual+desire&selectedTitle=1%7E150 http://www.uptodate.com/contents/sexual-problems-in-men-beyond-the-basics?source=search_result&search=sexual+desire&selectedTitle=4%7E150

In brief: Most likely decrease
Psychosocial problems may effect sexual desire and performance, usually negatively.
See these references: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/sexual-problems-in-women-beyond-the-basics?source=search_result&search=sexual+desire&selectedTitle=1%7E150 http://www.uptodate.com/contents/sexual-problems-in-men-beyond-the-basics?source=search_result&search=sexual+desire&selectedTitle=4%7E150
Dr. Donald Steinmuller
Dr. Donald Steinmuller
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: It usually decreases
Sexual desire. Stress is a mechanism which is meant to help us deal with tough situations, I.
e, fight or flight. Sexual desire takes a backseat when we feel endangered, in addition extended stress leads to fatigue, insomnia and therefore less energy for sex. Ironically, having intimate relations is one means of reducing stress, however, when stressed we may not feel like doing it.

In brief: It usually decreases
Sexual desire. Stress is a mechanism which is meant to help us deal with tough situations, I.
e, fight or flight. Sexual desire takes a backseat when we feel endangered, in addition extended stress leads to fatigue, insomnia and therefore less energy for sex. Ironically, having intimate relations is one means of reducing stress, however, when stressed we may not feel like doing it.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Dr. Barbara Lavi
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