Our expert says:
It is known that Women tend to reach their sexual peak from 35 years and up – research shows that it is often due to the fact that women do not have to stress about falling pregnant anymore, are feeling more comfortable with their bodies and themselves as individual beings with the right to stand up for what it is that you want in life. Often this is also the time in women’s lives where they do not have to stress abut the needs of children anymore. Your interest in sex is thus a “normal” phenomenon.
It is interesting that you are losing your appetite for food – as sex is often food for the sexual desire and has a close bond with emotional comforting, as food has it could have a strong relation – symbolically you are starving your body as your sexual desire is being starved. Depressive type of emotions could also result in a loss of appetite.
By the sound of what you are saying you are not in an emotional good place. I would strongly recommend that you and preferably your husband should seek the professional assistance of a psychologist/sexologist that specifically work in the field of sexual concerns to assist you through this challenging times.
A website that could be helpful is www.sexualhealth.co.za. You are welcome to phone the SASHA Helpline – 0860 100 262; and a facilitator will be able to assist you in finding a practitioner as close as possible to you.
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