Either because of an overabundance of information or because of one sided accounts that the media sometimes feeds us; it happens that we tend to believe things that are in reality, only myths and little else. Consider the following sex myths –
1. Interest in sex decreases with menopause. Many women continue to have interest in sex through menopause. In fact by that age many women may be more confident and knowledgeable about what they want, and may find sex to be better than ever!
2. Testosterone is the only hormone important for the libido. In fact estrogen is just as important, and that goes for men as well as women! On the other hand, cortisol, the stress hormone is the one that dampens desire.
3. True love means sexual desire should follow naturally. Not so – relationships need attention, time and energy to nurture. You have to work on keeping the passion alive, by finding new ways to connect!
4. If you are healthy, you should want ‘it’ all the time. This is not so, because when it comes to sexual appetite there is a wide range of what is considered normal and it could be different for each of us. Comparisons with others are meaningless; the important thing is to be in tune with your partner.