Oftentimes there are problems that can disrupt even the most harmonious of couples, problems which go far beyond those of cheating or a loss of interest that can cause couples to stop being intimate and ultimately drive them to separation. Sometimes these issues don’t necessarily arise from a romantic incompatibility, but they can inevitably lead there. Financial, emotional or physical issues can be among some of the reasons why couples let the spark fade out. Here are 20 common reasons why most couples stop having sex.
The onset of menopause, which commonly occurs between the ages of 40 and 60, can cause sexual changes in women. During menopause, women’s ovaries are no longer producing estrogen, which can lead to a decrease in vaginal elasticity, muscle tone, and lubrication, and result in a lack of libido. Using high-quality lubricant and dedicating sufficient time to foreplay can ensure a more pleasurable experience.
An illness can affect a person’s sexual interest, depending on the severity of the illness and the physical and emotional impact it has on the person. Illnesses such as depression and anxiety, as well as serious conditions like cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and arthritis, can also cause people to feel disconnected from their body or become preoccupied with the changes they are experiencing.