What to Do When You Have a High Sex Drive but Your Partner Doesn’t

It’s a scenario played out in bedrooms across the globe: One person makes a move, and the other bats them away, saying, “Not tonight.” But what do you do when your partner’s rarely — if ever — in the mood? How do you handle being the partner with the amped-up libido?

Here’s the good news. You don’t have to resign yourself to a life of sexual frustration. There are solutions — if you’re willing to work at it.

What affects a person’s sex drive?

Sex drive is fluid and individual and can go up and down due to stress, energy levels, body image, well-being and the state of the relationship. It can also reflect medical issues, like sleep disorders and hormonal imbalance.

More: More Women Than You Think Struggle With Low Libido

While everyone’s sex drive is unique, there is a sexual scale. For some people, sex is paramount; others crave it much less. Australian sexologist

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