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My libido is extremely low the week before my period, I don’t want any physical interaction with anyone. How can I help that?

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My libido is extremely low the week before my period, I don't want any physical interaction with anyone. How can I help that?

I will say that this experience is quite common. As hormones drop right before and during our periods, we can often lose interest. The hormones have to drop in order for a menses to occur, but some people are certainly more sensitive to this shift than others. 

Low libido, or interest in sex, can be due to many factors. Hormonal changes during menopause, postpartum, or periods of high stress are often the main reasons I see for loss of libido in women. By addressing the imbalances through a multifaceted approach, people often regain their interest and enjoyment in this aspect of their life. Definitely look to work with someone who can look at all aspects of your health. It may be as straightforward as finding some stress-reduction techniques, or more complex. It is well worth a conversation with someone who knows you.

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