May 17, Medically Reviewed As many as 43 percent of women and 31 percent of men have experienced sexual dysfunctionand one of the most common problems is low libido, or a low sex drive. Missing the spark that makes you want to enjoy sexual activity is a prevalent type of sexual dysfunction, but it is also one of the trickiest to solve. Recognizing Low Libido For some people, low libido is a new problem that has a physical or emotional cause. People who have the disorder also experience distress over their low sex drive. In many cases, low libido happens for no apparent reason.