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Low libido: it isn't something one 37-year old Plano woman expected to experience so early in life.

She says, "I just don't have a huge sexual appetite. The drive has diminished over the years." We're aren't naming the wife and mother because of the social stigma attached to the sexual dysfunction. It has at times caused pain in her marriage. She says, "It's difficult. It's difficult to have to sit down and just explain to somebody that it's not that you're not attracted it's not them, but it's all internal."

There are an estimated 43-million women who will experience a sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives. One of the biggest is just having no interest. Marriage and Family Therapist Barbara Gold specializes in sexual issues. She says, "It's the most common thing people come into my office presenting with around their sexuality."

Gold says couples don't communicate about sex nearly enough. It's one of the things she and Dr. Eric Jacoby tried to encourage tonight, while they gave an informal talk about intimacy to a small group of women.

Dr. Jacoby is a Plano OB/GYN who says many women with a low sex drive are in their late 20's and 30's. The causes can include a poor body image, a lack of sexual experience or just life. Dr. Eric Jacoby says, "They're 'mom'. They're being a wife and they're also being an employee. They're wearing a bunch of hats and having a difficult time sometimes balancing everything. So at the end of the day the last thing on their mind is the intimacy, whereas it's the first thing on their husband's minds very often."

Medical professionals stresses many ways to combat the problems. For those and links to get help, visit my blog on the33tv.com

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