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Why would sexual desires return after five years?

Sexual desire responds to many different factors.  Examples of things that can affect a person's sexual desire are altered hormone levels, certain medications, satisfaction of one's relationship, levels of stress in one's life, amount of sleep a person gets, cigarette smoking, anemia, depression, anxiety, level of physical activity and exercise, alcohol or drug use, use of hormonal birth control, and uncontrolled medical conditions such as thyroid illness or diabetes.  If any of these have changed, then you could experience a subsequent change in your level of sexual desire.  In the case of hormonal birth control for women, they may have a decrease in sexual desire that may not return until several years after they stop taking it.

New partner, less stressful job, increase in general health, youngest child off to college in another city? The list goes on. Anything that has significantly improved your health, life, attitude or level of responsibility can free up your energy enough to rekindle your sex life. Enjoy it and stay away from the previous conditions that locked those desires away.

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