Many women today find themselves suffering from a marked decrease in sexual
desire to the point where sex occurs seldom or sometimes never. This problem
occurs in many women who previously enjoyed sex, and possessed a strong sex
drive and high levels of sexual pleasure.

HSDD is the acronym for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, an affliction
which affects millions of women around the globe. HSDD is characterized as a
lack or absence of sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity which
lasts for some period of time. To be considered HSDD, it must cause marked
distress or interpersonal difficulties and is not better accounted for by
another medical condition or mental disorder.

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) is a complex affliction which can
have many causes - in many women the cause will never be determined. Often
the causes of HSDD will depend on the type of HSDD. Typically men are only
classified as one of three subtypes, while women can sometimes relate to one
or more of the different types of HSDD.

1) Lifelong/Generalized
2) Acquired/Situational
3) Acquired/Generalized

- Lifelong or Generalized HSDD - The patient has little or no desire for
sexual stimulation (either with a partner or alone) and never has.

- Acquired/Situational HSDD - The patient was previously sexually interested
in present partner, but now lacks sexual interest in them - but still has
desire for sexual stimulation (ie. alone or with someone other than present
partner).

- Acquired/Generalized HSDD - The The patient previously had sexual interest
in present partner, but now lacks interest in sexual activity - either
partnered or solitary.

Many women will see their own situation in one or more of the HSDD types
listed above. However, many women will also have a situation which might be
slightly different, but still be a form of HSDD. Low female sex drive and
HSDD have many similarities, and the symptoms of HSDD can be quite different
from woman to woman.

Generally speaking, HSDD treatments will vary widely depending on the type
and severity of HSDD. Some women will experience a much more dramatic decline
in their sex drive than others, and some will experience a more subtle and
slower drop in their sexual appetite and desire. HSDD can be addressed
through a variety of treatments including HSDD supplements, counseling, diet,
exercise, and therapy.

For most other women, hormonal or other body imbalances are often at the root
of the HSDD problem. These women are the ones who are usually extremely
successful using natural HSDD supplements to restore correct hormone levels
and gradually increase sexual desire and libido.

You may also want to consult your physician to inquire about possible HSDD
treatments, although we are not aware of any prescription drugs currently
being prescribed to help with HSDD. Many women are hesitant to try
prescription drugs to help cure their HSDD - especially when pharmaceutical
drugs - like anti-depressants or birth control pills - are often one of the
causes of HSDD.

In any case, there are many options available for women with Hypoactive
Sexual Desire Disorder, which will work to help stop HSDD and restore your
sexual desire. We encourage you to learn as much as you can about all these
potential solutions to restoring your libido, improving sexual vitality, and
feeling sexual pleasure once again.

Author's Bio: 

Bruce Reid has been involved in writing about sexual dysfunction issues for about 10 years, and is a contributing editor for www.hsddonline.com, an online resource for women with information about HSDD and potential HSDD treatments.