Since Freud, the word «libido» designates the sexual urge, more precisely the psychic aspect of this urge which, like all urges, also has a biological source. It is therefore not exclusively linked to the genital organs. Back
The psychic energy that motivates the psyche. Interest, attention and drive are all expressions of libido. The libido invested in a given item is indicated by the quantity of its "value-charge," either positive or negative.
A desire for sex, or sex drive. Menopause: The period when a woman permanently stops menstruating and is no longer able to conceive. During this period, a woman's ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. The average age of natural menopause is 50 years old, however, women who have had surgery to remove reproductive organs (such as a hysterectomy) may experience menopause at an earlier age.
Libido in its common usage means sexual desire; however, more technical definitions, such as those found in the work of Carl Jung, are more general, referring to libido as the free creativeâ€”or psychicâ€”energy an individual has to put toward personal development, or individuation.