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Is it possible to create desensitization from over masturbation? I am 22 and female, and used to have a pretty active sex drive, but around age 19 I noticed it declining dramatically and now rarely feel "on." What are some ways to address this? I know that it's partially psychological at this point because now I get nervous when the opportunity for sex comes up, but I'm completely positive there is a strong physical component. Help?
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Robin Lee
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Hi starfish_08,

Sex drive is commonly more psychological than physical, or when it's physical it has more to do with hormones than with the physical body. I suspect that this isn't from masturbating too much. [Smile]

When you say that you get nervous when the opportunity for sex comes up, are you talking about sex with a partner? Are you currently in any sort of relationship?

It sounds like you masturbated in the past. Do you still masturbate?

Has anything else changed in your life, such as with your health or stress levels?


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That Strange CT child
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I think if u do something enough times u get sick of it, so if u masturbate the same exact way each time u might get bored
Try some other method/object anything new and see if it helps

It is my hope that what i ask here is answered for me and anyone else afraid to ask the same question :)

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