What is the difference between hyperactive and hypoactive? HSDD stands for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder – hypo means low or inactive. On the flip side, hyper means high or very active, but there is no such thing as hyperactive sexual desire disorder.
Is HSDD the same as being asexual? HSDD and asexuality are two very different things. One of the key components of HSDD is that loss of sexual desire is causing the woman significant distress. In the case of asexuality, there is no emotional attachment to sex. Lack of desire doesn’t automatically equal HSDD. If your…
Is Right to Desire sponsored by a pharmaceutical company? Right To Desire is sponsored by Sprout Pharmaceuticals.
Do you need a brain scan to be diagnosed with HSDD? No, you do not need a brain scan. HSDD can be diagnosed by a healthcare provider who will ask a series of questions from a diagnostic tool called the Decreased Sexual Desire Screener (DSDS).
Is HSDD just a normal part of aging? No, HSDD is not a normal part of the aging process, though it is very common. However, women do not have to accept this as a fact and should bring up any issues to their healthcare provider.
How is HSDD diagnosed? HSDD can be diagnosed by a healthcare provider who will ask a series of questions from a diagnostic tool called the Decreased Sexual Desire Screener (DSDS). Questions will be framed similarly to the ones in our sexual desire quiz
Could my partner be to blame for my loss of desire? A woman can lose her libido for a number of reasons, but when it comes to HSDD, it is not an issue around physical attraction or turmoil within a relationship. It is a real medical condition, and oftentimes HSDD patients will share that everything…