For the past few months, I have been having an ongoing sponsored conversation about hypoactive sexual desire disorder or HSDD. I agreed to participate in this campaign because I think women’s health is so important and that if using my platform even helps one woman it is worth it.
Despite my strong feelings in this area and continued posts, the direct response has been quieter that I expected. Women haven’t been reaching out like I thought. My invitations to comment and email have gone largely unanswered. But, thanks to technology, I have seen thousands of readers clicking through to learn more.
Their silent clicks have been bits of affirmation and hope as I have endeavored on this journey of sharing research and facts that I have discovered.
You see, 1 in 10 women are impacted by HSDD or low sexual desire. Yet, few are talking about it. I have never had a friend bring it up to me. I have never had a doctor bring it up to me.
That 1 in 10 number has really struck me. I have thought about how many women I engage with in a day. It is likely that several are impacted or will be at some point in their life. In one Instagram story I did, 10% click through. 1 in 10.
The #RighttoDesire website has some fantastic resources if you think you might have HSDD. From quizzes to videos to the option to reach out to a doctor via telehealth, you can get the help you need. This is not something you have to live with or ignore.
On Facebook Live earlier this month I answered some common questions I’ve heard from readers or uncovered myself as I have explored this topic. I encourage you to watch my chat – it’s only a few minutes long. Perhaps it will give you the encouragement you need, or empower you to encourage a friend or loved one.