Sunday, November 13, 2011

I thought this was interesting on female libido.

It really is interesting reading about the woman's cycle and how each part was made that a woman would be attracted at the time she is most likely to conceive and she herself would be most interested in intimacy. And that the period after would help if a woman got pregnant during the period around ovulation. Anyway this is an interesting on woman libido which is actually on the dependent on that evil male hormone called testosterone and it is the highest during the 13th (I guess it isn't such bad luck) of the cycle. Which interestingly I think the Rabbis would feel you can't have intimacy till the 15th day which is a problem since the most fertile days maybe a few days before. Anyway, here is what wikipedia said on libido related to female libido.  Some of this to be fair I didn't even realize myself as there is a time when a woman's libido is low.

The other aspect of this is that the birth control pill does is reduce a woman's testosterone (which maybe intended among other things to prevent pregnancy) which is not the same during the whole month anyway but one of the side effects is lower muscle mass. A woman only produce 10% of what a man produces but the pill lowers it even more which they do need some testosterone and you are fooling with nature here.

 Can anyone comment on this? From wikipedia on libido.

Testosterone and menstrual cycle

A woman's desire for sex is correlated to her menstrual cycle, with many women experiencing a heightened sexual desire in the several days immediately before ovulation.[12]
This cycle has been associated with changes in a woman's testosterone levels during the menstrual cycle. According to Gabrielle Lichterman, testosterone levels have a direct impact on a woman's interest in sex. According to her, testosterone levels rise gradually from about the 24th day of a woman's menstrual cycle until ovulation on about the 14th day of the next cycle, and during this period the woman's desire for sex increase consistently. The 13th day is generally the day with the highest testosterone levels. In the week following ovulation, the testosterone level is the lowest and as a result women will experience less interest in sex.[13]

Also, during the week following ovulation, progesterone levels increase, resulting in a woman experiencing difficulty achieving orgasm. Although the last days of the menstrual cycle are marked by a constant testosterone level, women's libido may boost as a result of the thickening of the uterine lining which stimulates nerve endings and makes a woman feel aroused.[14] Also, during these days, estrogenlevels also decline, resulting in a decrease of natural lubrication.
Although some specialists disagree with this theory, menopause is still considered by the majority a factor that can cause decreased sex desire in women. The levels of estrogen decrease at menopause and this usually causes a lower interest in sex and vaginal dryness which makes intercourse painful. Also, the levels of testosterone increase at menopause and this is why some women may experience a contrary effect, of an increased libido..


fschmidt said...

Torah law says no sex until 7 days after menstruation starts. Rabbinic law is no sex until 7 days after menstruation ends, which is about 12 days into the cycle. So this works. Actually, this works very well for preventing adultery because women are most likely to commit adultery during ovulation, and by having sex with the husband withheld until just before ovulation, it encourages the wife to focus on the husband, not some other guy, during ovulation.

Analytical Adam said...

From what I understand and I could be wrong it one week for menstruation and another week afterwords which is a total of 14 days which pushes you a little bit past the optimum time to have intimacy.

fschmidt said...

Here is the explanation.

Analytical Adam said...

Thanks for sharing. That is interesting and I guess so they can have relations on the 13th day which is the ideal time to have it.

HyunChard said...

Having low libido is just normal to women, but males having problems regarding libido, well, you should see a doctor.

Analytical Adam said...

I don't see where in this article you posted it suggests that low libido is normal for a woman.

I don't think women are attracted just by looks but that doesn't mean they have low libido. I certainly have worked with women that seemed to be attracted to me in some way although it could just be they felt comfortable and secure around me.

To be fair I don't think men are either (I certainly am not although looks do matter for obvious reasons as it is related to being able to carry and bear children) although it is likely somewhat stronger factor. Some women have an attractive figure but something about them is a real turn off (usually it is their attitude and their behavior towards others that doesn't seem right) that you aren't attracted to them even though they do have an attractive figure.

I wonder who wrote this article. He is projecting his own experiences into this I would think which may not be true for others.