Your sexual desire, or lack thereof, could be determined by your genes.
Scientists, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem discovered that individual differences in human sexual desire can be attributed to genetic variations:
The study is the first to provide data to show that common variations in the sequence of DNA impact on sexual desire, arousal and function, the researchers said.
According to Professor Richard Ebstein, the presence of a certain gene can make people a little bit less functional in terms of arousal while the presence of another rare gene gives people an edge in those areas.
The effect is small, but significant, as it shows that sexuality is not completely psychologically determined.
Professor Ebstein hopes this study will not only open up new ways to tackle and treat sexual problems, but will also discourage people with lower sexual drives going to the therapists’ office.