The more stressed the truck driver is, less sexual appetite they will have. A high level of stress can be the cause by a demanding work routine, the job pressure, the fear of unemployment, and financial or family problems.
There are different studies that show that the loss of sexual desire can be related to the level of stress that each truck driver presents, regardless of their sex, whether male or female.
To change this situation, truck drivers should seek professional help. The specialist can help them understand and become familiar with the situation and then overcome this problem, along with the help of their partner.
Once they follow the instructions of the specialist, the truckers should try to reduce their stress level in the following way:
1- Talking to their partner about the daily pressures they have as a truck driver and how that affects their level of stress. It is about being frank and looking for a solution as a couple, being a united team facing the problem that directly affects both. It is extremely important to have this support from the partner, mainly having patience and not putting pressure on the trucker, who is already stressed, to have sex if he does not want to because this can further increase his anxiety.
2- Understanding that the sexual desire is not always high but that it fluctuates. Especially if the truck driver is under a lot of pressure and stress. This aspect is very important, since it will help the partner to understand that the trucker will may need more time to be sufficiently excited to have sex.
3- Striving and fighting individually and as a couple to reprogram the body and mind to have the sexual desire through the complete breakdown of the sensation of sexual inhibition that causes stress. The part of the couple that is not stressed plays a key role in this step, since through their caresses, hugs, kisses and massages will be able to transmit relaxation to their partner, taking them out of their stress situation.
4- Learning and practicing techniques to manage their anxiety and stress. Either, adopting breathing techniques or looking for relaxation methods in search of running away from bad thoughts or harmful behaviours.
These recommendations will help truckers overcome their sexual disorders and regain their sexual desire.