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Can adults develop low sex drive later in life?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

It's pretty common for adults to develop some form of low sex drive later in life. Even if people have had normal sex drives throughout their entire lives, sex drive may start to decrease at some point. As people become older, their sex glands stop producing the same levels of hormones that control sexual desire, which may decrease libido. Other issues that come with aging - such as a decrease in stamina and mobility - may also make sex less enjoyable, causing a lower libido.

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