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Sometimes the pill can change your sex drive. There are ways to get things back on track, once you know what’s happening. The Pill and Low T Most birth control pills contain the female hormones. Sex drive after stopping the pill Levels of progesterone and oestrogen will change once your body readjusts to its normal monthly cycle and the hormonal fluctuations associated with this.

It can take up to 3 months for your body to return to its normal menstrual cycle. Pill plays Cupid. This is the first time structural effects of sex hormones, including oral contraceptive pills, on the human hypothalamus have been reported, according to the researchers. “Most studies suggest that fewer than 5% of people on birth control experience a decrease in sex drive, meaning that most women using contraception don’t notice a difference,” she said. “Some women even notice an improvement in their sex drive while using birth control.

This could be because they’re less worried about becoming pregnant.”. Many medical professionals will say that the birth control pill should have no effect on a patient’s sex drive while others say that it absolutely does. Some doctors will prescribe different types. Antidepressants may interfere with nitric oxide, a blood molecule that relaxes smooth muscle and triggers the engorging of blood vessels in the penis, nipples, and clitoris.

Medications used to treat epilepsy such as carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone and valproic acid can cause decreased sex drive, trouble maintaining an erection, and lower sperm count. If you find your medication is affecting your. But your ovaries are also responsible for producing testosterone, which is thought to be involved in your sex drive, says Minkin. Plus, the estrogen in birth control can increase sex.

Antidepressants can affect your sex drive at almost any dose. However, it makes sense that higher doses result in an increased risk of sexual side effects. If you are experiencing sexual side.

Studies have shown that opioids such as Vicodin, OxyContin, and Percocet, can lower testosterone, which can affect your libido. Testosterone therapy—perhaps in the.

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For some women, birth control pills may increase sex drive by reducing anxiety about pregnancy and alleviating discomfort or distaste at having to “get ready” for sex.

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by Linda Alexander, Judith LaRosa, et. al.
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2009

Other far from deadly but nonetheless concerning side effects of various pills can include decreased sex drive, depression, and decreased lubrication.

“Sexy Feminism: A Girl's Guide to Love, Success, and Style” by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, Heather Wood Rudúlph
from Sexy Feminism: A Girl’s Guide to Love, Success, and Style
by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, Heather Wood Rudúlph
HMH Books, 2013
from a biochemical perspective, however, some women may experience adverse reactions to birth control pills and experience a decrease in sex drive, depression,

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from New Dimensions in Women’s Health
by Linda Lewis Alexander, Judith H. LaRosa, et. al.
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, 2009

This reduces the likelihood of the unpleasant side effects—headaches, depression, low libido, weight gain, and vaginal dryness—often associated with progestins in hormone therapy and birth control pills.

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Many of the reported side effects, particularly headache, weight gain and loss of libido, are common among women not using hormonal contraception.

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In lowering the hormone levelsand flatteningoutthe fluctuations the pill takes away the naturalpeak of libido women experience in connection with ovulation and sometimes pre-menstruation.

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For women, menopausal symptoms, such as changes to the atrophic, urogenital, and vaginal areas, decreased vaginal lubrication, vaginal stomatitis, dyspareunia, sleep, mood, body image alterations, loss of sense of femininity, decreased libido, and weight gain can impact sexuality.

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Hormonal changes may affect desire and responsiveness if you are on a hormonal birth control pill that is high in progestin and low in estrogenic and androgenic activity.

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from Enjoy!: The Gift of Sexual Pleasure for Women
by Joyce J. Penner, Clifford L. Penner
Focus on the Family, 2017

Progesterone, for example, tends to lower female libido, and combination birth control pills with high amounts of a progestin may also have this effect.

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by Richard E. Jones, Kristin H Lopez
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The hormonal effects of oophorectomy, i.e. reduced oestrogen and testosterone, may cause loss of libido, vaginal atrophy and reduction of vaginal lubrication.

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  • I’m on nexplanon and have had it since January 2019. June I didnt have a period and now I’m having 2 periods every month and its September. I noticed today actually that it’s really hard for me to orgasm, even though I’m doing the same thing I usually do. I’ve been stressing a lot but I swear when I do orgasm, it barely feels good for a millisecond. It makes me so sad but the only meds I’m on is nexplanon and it’s been messing with period so I can only assume it’s making me not able to orgasm. I have a high sex drive and was always down to do it when I was sexually active so idk why I’m like this now. It sucks. I’m getting this thing taken out soon. If I would have known it could do this to me I would have never gotten it.

  • I’ve noticed as I’ve gotten older and remained on the pill that yes, my sex drive has lessened. The IUD seriously messed with my hormones and I would go from happy to annoyed at a snap of a finger. As soon as I switched to the pill I felt better.

  • The doctor prescribe me five types of birth controls and at one point I was at two at the same time I’m now 21 and I can’t get pregnant or have kids and my ultimate dream was always to be a homemaker but birth control made me infertile

  • I am also very interested in a video going more into depth on ways to rediscover and retrain your libido. I was on HBC since the age of twelve for health reasons and I have been off of it for almost a year and I am really struggling with how it destroyed my libido. I feel like it is destroying my relationship as well as my own mental health for feeling like something is wrong with me and making my partner suffer. I know their is probably no quick fix, but I would like to know where to start and ways to help myself. ��

  • This is glorious, been searching for “how to raise male libido naturally” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across Zenames Yeyila Cure (do a google search )? Ive heard some amazing things about it and my mate got amazing success with it.

  • Thanks for the Video clip! Sorry for chiming in, I would love your initial thoughts. Have you ever tried Xonayson Basketball Supremacy (should be on google have a look)? It is a smashing exclusive product for boosting your time in bed and libido without the headache. Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my best friend Jordan at last got excellent success with it.

  • They were also using Puerto Rican woman to test bcp and even their hair started to fall out. That’s how toxic it is. It can also mess up your fertility later in life. The chemicals are so strong that you can use it as a mood stabilizer.

  • Thank you so much for making this video!!!! I have one question when you were on the pill did you feel disconnected to your boyfriend at the time and have a low sex drive??

  • Well if it’s a pill that’s supposed to affect your hormones, why doesn’t it make sense that for some women it affects their libido? Not all women, but Bari is right in that there are so many women who point out the irony of a pill that allows you to have sex without getting pregnant that also reduces your appetite for sex.
    Abby: We already have hormones as women as it is. Me: yeah, EVERYBODY has hormones. It’s a part of being a living animal.

  • Hello Beauty,

    you are so right in
    everything you say!

    The Pill kills!

    Breast cancer is the most often cancer
    in Germany and USA due to the pill.

    To get out of breast cancer, a woman
    should stop swallowing the pill
    and undergo a sugerfree,
    ketogenic diet like
    a body builder.

    Cancer cells can feed on sugar
    and fruit sugar only.

    Do not feed cancer cells
    with coca cola or
    candy!

    PS:
    A chemotherapy will destroy your
    complete digestive system.
    in months!

    It’s rat poison!

    Best Wishes
    Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Steffler
    Netcool Certified Consultant
    OutofThe Box Solutions
    Germany

  • When I went on the pill I lost my libido completely…like I didn’t even want to be hugged by my boyfriend. One year off the pill and I’m starting to finally get it back but it’s still really hard. Luckily my boyfriend is so understanding

  • I never knew that about your teeth. I have been on HBC for 11 years and just decided to stop it. I am on day 5-6 and my body is already freaking out. But that’s ok because I know in the long run it’s better for me to stop.

  • The most recent brand i had of bc made me constipated for so long.. after i stopped taking it, my bowel movements returned to normal (for the most part) almost immediately. Did anyone else experience this?

  • i just got the implant 3 weeks ago, i am 30 years old and never have been on birth control before in my life. i had an extremely healthy libido. after receiving the implant i lost the ability to orgasm and stay wet. i have an appointment to get it taken out next week

  • I would love if you talked about the pill vs IUD. Or just how women who need birth control because of endometresois or other ways can cope with side effects. I know that’s not what you’re channel focuses on, but it seems like with the all the info out there these days against the pill or hormonal birth control (which is great, knowledge is power), could make women who need birth control feel inferior.

  • I was put on Loloestrofe (a low dose birth control) for painful cramps and heavy bleeds at age 17 to take the edge off and I was showing symptoms of depression when on it for 3 months. I have always been abstaining sexually due to that I noticed that tampons hurt me due to an undiagnosed pelvic issue that made me scared of having sex.

  • People need to understand that brain shrinkage is exactly what happens when someone has any form of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body disease, vascular dementia, etc.

  • You both tho. �� appreciate your honesty and willingness to share, definitely helped clear up some questions I had but was too chicken to ask!!

  • Thanks for the Video! Forgive me for the intrusion, I am interested in your thoughts. Have you ever tried Qanucas Meyyatt Smasher (erm, check it on google should be there)? It is a good one of a kind guide for skyrocketing your libido without the headache. Ive heard some interesting things about it and my buddy at last got great results with it.

  • I don’t recommend the nonhormonal copper iud. I had it in for 4 long excruciating months. My periods were extremely painful & 2 weeks long, there was other symptoms that I don’t care to say.. but what made me finally decide to take it out is the headaches. I was told by the nurse that many women report getting headaches with the copper iud. After the gynecologist took it out I saw that the iud was RUSTED!! I had a piece of metal inside me that was ROTTING which explained the other symptoms. I’m glad I stood my ground with the doctorbecause when I explained my symptoms to her she was dismissive & said it couldn’t possibly be the iud. Weird how after I got it taken out the headaches & other horrible symptoms I was experiencing went away soon after.

  • How do you train your libido? I seriously feel like mine is destroyed. I wonder if it’s because of my birth control… I also think my IUD has negatively effected my acne

  • I started taking it at 16 and had awful mood swings, headaches, and I was alway fatigued. I stopped taking it after less than 6 months, and I now have the most severe menstrual symptoms. Far worse than before, and I only took it for less than a year. Now I bloat for a full week before, get cramps to the point where I consistently pass out at least once a period, along with extreme nausea to the point where I can’t eat. I don’t know if it was the pill, maybe someone put a curse on my uterus, but I highly doubt that!����‍♀️

  • Just watched a video that shows it shrinks certain areas of the brain. It makes women even more emotional and illogical, if you can believe it. It’s probably one of the root causes of all these weirdo leftist extremist feminist violent screaming anti-self tards in our society.

    I’m glad women are abandoning the pill. It’s poisonous, unnatural, evil.

  • I stopped taking it yesterday after taking it for a few months I noticed it was cutting off my circulation that thing can probably cause stoke or heart attack ������ I’m so mad

  • I’ve never had a crazy high libido, which sucks, ’cause is definitely something I wish I had! It was definitely worse when I was on HBC, but I’d still like it to be higher (my partner has a pretty high drive!) would love to hear some practical tips/reading recommendations to retrain my libido! LOVING your channel btw xx

  • I’ve used bc pills of all different kinds, and also had the implant. I’ve bad anxiety and depression and each one made it WORSE. I broke out, gained 20+ pounds, had frequent uti’s and yeast infections, and I was so angry all the time. I stopped taking it completely for 3 years. Also my friends all got pregnant on birth control. Anyway after going off if it I went from 140 pounds to now 118. I’m 4”10 so that’s a normal weight for my height. Life’s been so much better.

  • I love my pills. It helped me a lot esp my depression because of hormonal imbalance. Now that my period is normal. I am not that depress anymore.

  • HI Victoria. Thanks for the video. Can u pls talk more about how you are discovering and retraining your libido? I am in a similar boat right now and any tips would be appreciates (books, videos, etc). Many thanks.

  • I experience constipation with birth control idk why but I need to find something that doesn’t, currently on Mirena and it’s happening again ��

  • So much yes to people overusing the word “binging.” For me, the difference between binging and overeating is mental. You can think “F this I’m going to eat what I want” and overeat. But binging is “holy shit I can’t stop. I can’t stop. I can’t stop.” The only true binging I had recently was the two weeks after my show. I binged on rice cakes. And while most of my friends laughed, it’s actually really scary <3

  • I was on norethindrone and it caused bad blurry vision and leg cramping and spotting. I was only on it for 2 weeks birth control is really not worth it with its side effects.

  • 5 years constant fighting with weight gain. For no reason in 2 months +10kg �� get rid of them and in few months again same story. For 5 years same thing over and over again! Last time went from 62 kg to 76.5 kg in 4 months ��…. I am so tired �� and I am person that eats mostly vegetables…. How it’s even possible to gain weight by eating salats all the time ��. feeling horrible emocional most of the time…. Gonna get rid of my spiral next week ❣️
    I was such a happy person always! But with spiral I became moody, angry, unhappy, zero motivation to live or do anything, feeling depressed, down, super sad and etc…… Can’t wait to feel old happy me again….. ❤️

  • Cheers for this, I’ve been looking for “male libido” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you heard people talk about Zenames Yeyila Cure (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now )? Ive heard some interesting things about it and my cousin got cool results with it.

  • Makes you wonder why there are so many infertility issues now in America. How many women with infertility issues were taking birth control for years?

  • You mention how you are trying to “rediscover and retrain” your libido. My libido hasn’t been the same since going off hbc and it’s really making me feel down. (When I had an IUD I had a healthy libido, with the pill it completely disappeared.) Are there actual ways to try to get it back or does it just take time?

  • My libido was really high, and birth control just destroyed it. This is the 5th day in a row of not masturbating with no desire to, which is very uncharacteristic of me.
    I was only on birth control for 35 days; will my libido come back or am I stuck like this forever??

  • IVE BEEN ON BIRTH CONTROL PILLS FOR 1 YR NOW AND I HAVE BEEN SPOTTIN BROWN FOR A MONTH NOW. WHAT THE HELL GOIN ON. IM ON SEASONAL..I DIDNT HAVE PROBLEMS IN THE BEGINNING…BUT THIS LAST MTH IT WONT STOP SPOTTN BROWN…IM FINNA STOP AT THE END OF THIS MONTH…IM SICK OF THIS CRAP

  • Do you think you could make a video about your thoughts on the effects of social media when it comes to the sexual dynamic in a male/female relationship? I am 24, my boyfriend is 23 and I really struggle with all the sexual content out there on instagram and snapchat. There’s so many accounts out there with females posting borderline/straight up pornography pictures and videos, and I know my boyfriend chooses to engage with these accounts. We have talked about it before, noting female/male differences with this in relation to masturbating. He needs something visual (hence the urge to engage with these accounts) verses I do not. He tells me (and I’ve seen from observing my guy friends activities on social media) pretty much all guys, especially at this age, do this. About 70% of guys I know follow a handful of these accounts. But it still bothers me! Is this normal? Is this in fact something all guys are doing and I just have to accept? Do you feel like it affects your sex life with your partner? I’d just love to talk to other girls about this. I feel lost in knowing how to come to terms with this!

  • When I was 18 I had heavy flow and and lasted forever too a gained weight then. I dont like that doctors didn’t tell us about the risks. Now I’m 24 and my doctor gave them again for losing too much blood.i stopped taking them recently after 2 months. My doctor never examined me. I have had my dentist says that I have mode plaque but no cavities

  • Thanks for addressing this problem. I completly lost my libido with HBC (along with other problems). I stopped using it about a year ago and now my periods are irregular, my hormones are all over the place, and my libido is not what it used to be.

  • I went on the pill about 6 months before my husband and I got married and it killed my libido. we’ve been married over a year now and it took a good 6 months into our marriage, and a long insecure, emotional convo with my gynecologist to realize that there wasn’t something wrong with me. I got off the pill for that reason (and because it also made me sick) and now I’m finally enjoying all the great, intimate sex that I should’ve enjoyed on my honeymoon.

  • The only reason I take Birth Control is to control my Endometriosis! I have been wanting to stop taking them but I notice when I don’t take or skip pills I get a lot of pain. I would like to not be on it anymore! So my doctor says to stay on to control the pain. Do I have an other option to control the pain?

  • Love you BOTH! I get excited when I get a notification of a new vid. I usually get it when I make my breakfast at 6AM. So I get my “good morning, good morning, good morning, good morning while eating my breakfast. HA! makes my day!!!!

  • Ladies, if you’re going to invent the better birth control method you’re going to have to use your own money, because the Christian Right are going to make sure the Government never funds it…

  • This is why us men cheat sometimes, morally wrong? Good question but the truth of the matter sexless relationships/marriages will ultimately be detrimental to the union..I get the reason women get birth control but the lack of sex is a side affect slowly demising the bond with the men. Hope the vid helps y’all and I learned more as well peace

  • Would love to know any recommendations for increasing libido when going off the BCP is not an option due to other medical issues. Thank you for creating such an open space on the internet!

  • Thank you, thank you!!!!! I just got my iud out and my obgyn definitely didn’t want me to… but you gave me so much confidence to stick up for myself in this topic. You’re amazing and inspiring ������

  • Could you please tell us the names of the books/authors that you mention in the beginning of this video? Would love to read them. Thank you!

  • definitely needed to hear this.. thought i was the only one. I’m on my second week but i’ve already had negative symptoms that i don’t like example. Bloated, and low libido and estrogen and it’s uncomfortable to even have sex and i have low sex drives. I want to switch to progesterone only but i feel like i will have the same side affects

  • It’s been 2/ years for me and my hair isnt the same anymore, it’s horribly thin and I use to have THICK hair, I’m Italian so I have great genetics but since birth control I have infections every month hairloss mood swings night sweats. I’m done with birth control

  • There have been lots of studies, a 2013 review of the studies concluded 6/10 had no change in libido, 2/10 had an increase in libido and 1/10 had a decreased libido. You can’t put much stock in a study of 50 people. Most women need to try a few different brands of pills until they find one that works for them hormonally. I took me trying three brands to find one that worked for me and gave me only positive side effectsreduced acne, regular periods, etc. and I’ve been using it for over 10 years now. I’d say don’t get discouraged after bad side effects with one, there’s plenty on the market.

  • Nice video content! Excuse me for the intrusion, I am interested in your initial thoughts. Have you heard about Xonayson Basketball Supremacy (just google it)? It is a good one of a kind product for boosting your time in bed and libido minus the normal expense. Ive heard some super things about it and my m8 got amazing success with it.

  • It’s true Whoopi don’t talk about something you know nothing about, pills have extreme side effects and are dangerous on the woman’s health

  • I’ve been on the pill two or three times, in increments of 3 months. Finally, the last time that I quit I noticed a drastic change in my libido. I wasn’t going out and sleeping with strangers or anything, but I got some strong feelings. I was seeing men, even just ones walking by, in a more sexual way. It was like a part of my brain was reactivated by quitting.

  • Winner of a video, I been tryin to find out about “supplements to boost male libido” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you heard people talk about Zenames Yeyila Cure (should be on google have a look )? Ive heard some interesting things about it and my work buddy got cool success with it.

  • After watching this I’ve decided to stop taking the pill and see what happens! Will also look more into non-hormonal contraceptives…

  • Just wonderful, I’ve been looking for “fixing low libido” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Zenames Yeyila Cure (do a search on google )? Ive heard some super things about it and my co-worker got great results with it.

  • So glad you’re talking about this! I went through over 10 years of marriage with no or low libido, not even realizing it. SO glad I am off the pill FOR GOOD. And it’s all because of your amazingly informative and open videos. Otherwise I would’ve never had the courage or even thought to stop taking hormones. Thank you for all you do!

  • This concoction is dangerous. It barely beat a placebo in tests. It works by manipulating brain chemicals. That alone should scare anybody. Its side effects include dizziness, low blood pressure, fainting, fatigue etc.
    I know its advocate would argue the benefits outweigh the risks-except they don’t
    And if you are the one exposed to those risks, that argument falls on its face anyway
    A good libido booster for females would address the reasons for low libido in the first place
    That is the best approach, not trying to disrupt the delicate balance of the body
    Believe it or not, in spite of our arrogance, we still do not know too much about the body!

  • I love how real and honest you both are. You’re setting a positive and healthy role for girls everywhere. Thank you for that. There needs to be more of that in the fitness industry. It’s definitely not the health industry at all. Keep being real and yourselves.

  • Cheers for this, I been tryin to find out about “ways to improve libido” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of Zenames Yeyila Cure (should be on google have a look )? Ive heard some incredible things about it and my neighbour got amazing success with it.

  • I hate how women are expected to poison their bodies like this. I have a friend who almost died from the pill, she had a thrombosis and needs to take blood thinner for the rest of her life now.

  • Wow, I’ve brought this up amongst friends, and I get a huge amount of pushback! I’ve never actually gone on HBC (only ever used barriers and FAM), and I feel I have a very fulfilling sex life. A lot of my friends have been on HBC for the entirety of their sexually active lives… and I’m wondering if they don’t question if HBC affects their libido because they don’t even know enough of their “baseline” sexuality to compare it to. I’m not willing to go on HBC myself just to test out the differences, tho.

    These people also get skeptical when I tell them my partner of five years and I use no HBC and have never once had a pregnancy scare… but what can you do?

    As for embracing HBC-free sexuality… I really enjoy writings and interview with Kim Anami. She’s a pretty cool sex coach (the one who lifts things with her vagina-yes, that Kim Anami), and she’s very pro hormone-free BC.

  • I was diagnosed with Uterine Cancer back in 2019. The good news is that per my last biopsy Cancer is not seen, however they had me on hormone therapy called megace and if I stop taking it I start to bleed and then I get anemia again. I don’t want to be on this pills they have dramatically changed my sex life. I don’t know what do to.

  • Lovely Video clip! Sorry for chiming in, I would love your thoughts. Have you heard about Tonevi Qendeline Secret (search on google)? It is a great exclusive product for stopping erectile disfunction (ED) without the normal expense. Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my friend Sam after a lifetime of fighting got astronomical success with it.

  • I have been on the shot for a little over 2 years and have just now stopped getting it. I have lost my libido completely. My fiancé and I haven’t had sex in months because I haven’t wanted to. Not because I don’t love him, but I don’t want sex anymore. I didn’t notice it going away until it was gone. I am hoping that once the shot is out of my system I can start working on bringing it back.

  • Like so many others here, I’m so glad I’m not the only one. Started taking HBC right before getting married and I felt my libido disappear in less then a week of taking it. My gynecologist called it stress. I honestly could not believe that my doctor was telling me that I could have lost my libido so fast due to stress. So glad I got off the pill and so glad I found a new doctor. I’m still recovering from the damage, just hope the recovery is fast.

  • THIS SHOW NEEDS A YOUNGER PANELIST!!! Please The View. Please. The girl on the end with glasses was the only one speaking FACTS. I was on BC for years (16 to 24) and now that I’m off… I have a higher sex drive

  • I’ve been on The pill for a couple of months now & I too am crying about everything ( I’ve NEVER been an emotional person) I feel depressed, I can’t shake my sadness, and my anxiety feels like its coming back. The only good its done for me was clear my forehead acne, but idc about that I’m getting off these things.

  • I really watched this thinking that I would get more information on birth control and sex drive, which is the title of the video, but you barely touched on that subject….?

  • The pill has undoubtedly made me super bloated just below my belly button. Before taking the pill I had a completely flat stomach. I tried two combined pills and now I’ve swapped to a mini pill, praying this solves the bloating. It’s so frustrating because if I weren’t on the pill I’d be so flat because I diet and exercise intensely. I’m so angry at the pill and that it has taken nine months of my life to try and figure it out. I’ve been struggling with my bloated stomach for nine months!! It’s a nightmare and really affects me personally. Praying the mini pill gets rid of my bloating ASAP. At least I’m not getting pregnant… but it’s still really upsetting.

  • I have been on birth control for a year exactly. My hair is thinning, my facial hair is outta control I keep breaking out I even got 30 pounds heavier and I am having mood swings like crazy. I am getting my Mirena taken out because I can’t. It’s horrible.

  • Talked about this with gynecologist and ignored me… talked about this with a family member and she said: “if it was like that, no one would f**k!”…. talked to some friends and they told me to change my partner. Glad I found u….

  • Oh wow? The unnatural chemicals that we put in our bodies to insure that we allow people to sling it to anyone without consequences is harmful?

  • Birth control is a medicine, it has side effects. Everyone will either get side effects or just be fine. Make sure you are aware an educated about birth control methods. Ask you physician or do your research. Much blessings y’all.

  • 32.4% is a lot though… It’s like… over 1 in 3 women. Thank you for all your videos, they’re always so so interesting and informative:) You gave me the last “push” I needed to come off HBC almost a year ago, I have learned so much about my body ever since. Thanks to your videos and insight, I am also able to talk more openly and freely about my cycles and any sex-related topic with my friends and other women around me, which I used to think was dirty (especially talking about periods). I’ve even had some of my friends come to me to tell me that they feel more open and more comfortable talking about these things with me. So thanks for everything:) keep up the great work! xx

  • Wow, I was mind blown at some of the things you learned birth control can affect, including teeth!!! Can you please let me know where you read that information?

  • Thank you so much for sharing your experience! So many women have been hurt by birth control-it is truly awful. (Not to mention the environment and all of the people that are effected via estrogen in the water, males in particular.) We are only beginning to understand how putting something so unnatural in our bodies has really negative repercussions. Thanks to people like you, the word is getting out that women deserve better, not to mention it is SO COOL to actually understand our bodies. It is so nice that with NFP my husband actually desires to understand and respect my body and fertility, not just have me take a pill to shut it down. Thanks again for sharing this. Great video.

  • So, I’m brought here because I want to better understand why my girlfriend’s libido is absolutely gone after she started taking birth control. We talk about but it’s always a sensitive subject that makes her antsy. As a boyfriend, is there anything I can do for her?

  • I have endometriosis and the birth control saved my life and allowed me to function as a normal person. There is no cure but bc allows me to not be bedridden every month. I know bc is not for everyone but for some people it’s a life saver.

  • Hi I just finished my first week on birth control pills and I hate it I get the same signs as you, how can I stop? I heard that if u just stop taking it, there’s a possibility that I can get pregnant?. how did you stop

  • My sex drive hasn’t changed at all. And I personally don’t like the idea of the IUD at all. It’s scary knowing something is inside me and it can possibly move and have harmful side effects. I like being in control of the hormones I put in my body. Pill all the way for me plus I still get a “period” to tell me if I’m pregnant with the iud your period could pretty much stop altogether and My periods had an irregular pattern before the pill so at least I don’t get anymore unsuspected surprises in my underwear lol

  • After 4 months my skin improved so much, because that’s why i started, but man i’m so down. I have no energy and feel emty. Imma take this blister till it’s empty and then i’ll change to another one or just stop. Good skin isn’t worth not enjoying life anymore

  • My libido was LOW… which is another thing that made me research the side effects of birth control… I knew from just being a young person that before birth control I thought about sex and craved it a lot even though I wasn’t sexually active for a long time..(lost my virginity at 18, and stopped being sexually active at age 19when I no longer was with that guy)… I was sex free until marriage at age 24 and that’s when I slowly felt my libido slip away… I had just started birth control so everything was great but months after I was disinterested in sex period… but being off the pill I’ve found that it’s come back naturally as I wasn’t on the pill for very long. But this is real! A real problem!

  • Whoopie is right. No man will ever accept to be injected all the nasty stuff we got to go through as women so that it can decrease their sex drive. The bottom line is that men want to control how our bodies are supposed to behave yet tou wouldn’t pay them enough to be in our shoes. Most of them already faint in a delivery room, I cannot imagine them getting pregnant! They wouldn’t survive the experience ��������

  • It’s irresponsible for her to say IUDs do not have the side effects that birth control does. Any medical expert will tell you that the effects of any birth control is dependent on the person. There are huge numbers of women who have experienced extreme depression, and loss in sex drive due to all kinds of birth control including IUDs.

  • You do not need bc pills to not have a baby. If you use the condoms that have spermicide inside of the condoms, that is double protection and you do not have to “pour” any spermicide inside you. Trojans sell the condoms with spermicide inside. If it breaks or slips your are still okay because he is covered with spermicide anyways.

  • Thank you for sharing! Now that have more time in my house (bc of the 2020 situation) I have come to realize I’ve been going through this mood swings, depression, anxiety etc over 3 years!!! Bc of the birth control pills ��

  • In 35 and have been on depo shot since I was 22. I always thought it was the most wonderful bc out there primarily bc of the not having a period and only having to get shot every 3months. The last 8-9 years especially I noticed I literally had ZERO DESIRE for sex, Hated to be touched atall, & couldn’t get wet so intercourse I’d quite painful. I would only have sex to make my partner happy. This only led to a ton of resentment and trauma for me and more relationship issues. I never even thought it could be linked to the shot. Until a few weeks ago I read an article on how progesterone/depo is used on pedophiles and sex offenders to kill sex drive and sterilize. Then as I began the to research it more I found the no desire,lack of
    Lubrications, painful sex, depression,irritability, ovarian cancer, sterility, lack of calcium and decreased bone density were all side effects and tht many other women suffered these even after getting off the shot! My dr never once mentioned any of it. It’s my fault I usually research any med I take and I failed myself on this one tremendously. I’d urge any woman to do a lot of research and make a pros and cons list before making final decision. I feel I’ve messed myself up permanently and it’s effected my relationship status greatly.

  • oh my goodness I started the pill at 13 ( im 24 now) because of excruciating periods, no details needed, I stopped taking it about 2 months ago and I feel amazing and I thought I was just crazy but watching this opened my eyes. I don’t want to take it ever again…

  • this is amazing. I didnt realise the pill was actually affecting me until I started seeing a difference in my moods and all the things you mentioned in the video. Thank you so much truly

  • another thing that MURDERS libido is antidepressants…good god they destroyed me. �� literal inability to feel anything pleasant or want to have sec at all. i think if we can avoid messing with our bodies hormonal balance, we should. hormones control EVERYTHING and any medications that mess with that should not be taken lightly.

  • Oh, wow, it’s such a huge topic. I think you’re right that hormonal birth control is one factor that’s harming women’s libidos, as well as other inputs like improper diet, lack of exercise, not enough sleep, improper stress management, lack of meaning in people’s lives, etc.; other factors are the constant bombardment by ads that are designed to make us feel like garbage about our looks (which, remember, is the most important thing about us, according to said ads), as well as the fact that pornography is so widespread, degrading to women, and is used by the vast majority of men (something that can’t help but have an effect on virtually everything about men and women’s relationships to one another).

  • Omg I am on the pill and have been on loads of methods and every relationship I have been in, I have suffered terribly with UTI’s. I still get them now and every time I ring the doctors, they are useless. They perscribed me tablets but it keeps coming back. This makes so much sense… Thanks you x

  • A woman can only get pregnant once in 9 months even if she has sex everyday for 9 months. A man can impregnate 9 women a day for 9 months. Stop targeting the wrong gender when it comes to birth control measures.

  • Even though I am a fitness YouTuber, I’ve kinda just avoided watching fitness YouTubers for a while but this video is making me feel like WHY DID I DO THAT, I forgot how much I love watching you guys! Hope to see you at the Arnold!

  • I have been taking the pill for almost 6 months and I gotta say that my libido doesn´t exist anymore…. before taking the pill I had so much sexual desires, now I don´t. I notice that I don´t get much natural lubrification has I did before. I have been training my mind slowly, but I just don´t feel like it. I have consider stop taking the pill but in another hand I didn´t want to stop because it helps me in other issues. Now we women have all the options in front of us but that doesn´t feel like it´s helping along

  • I’ve been considering treating my body like the temple it is, I have sensitive skin and am very suseaptable to utis and yeast infections so I decided to stop using tampons, I looked that up and found your video, I made the final decision and then wanted to know if I should avoid birth control too, HOW FUNNY that you’d have videos on both, I think it’s settled, I’m never putting anything discovered/invented by a man in my body again.

  • PSA (out of concern): The pill DOES NOT regulate periods! There is a sinister reason behind the pill being offered as the answer to many of women’s reproductive problems! But if you just consider this simple truth for a moment, you can come to realize that they DO NOT have your best interest in mind with your health! Not the doctors individually, they are just people who have fallen victim to a system of lies. I’m talking about the system as a whole. THEY SAY YOU CANNOT HAVE A PERIOD WITHOUT OVULATION! THEY CALL THE BLEEDING THAT OCCURS WITHOUT OVULATION ‘BREAKTHROUGH BLEEDING’ AND OFFER NO REAL EXPLANATION AS TO WHAT IT IS, BUT THEY TELL US FOR CERTAIN, WITHOUT OVULATION YOU CANNOT HAVE A PERIOD! THEREFORE THE BLEEDING WHILE ON BIRTH CONTROL IS NOT A PERIOD!! THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH! THEY CLAIM THE PILL REGULATES YOUR CYCLE! LADIES, THEY HAVE TAKEN YOUR CYCLE AWAY FROM YOU AND REPLACED IT WITH A LIE THAT IS MEANT TO LEAVE YOU AS A CASH COW FOR FERTILITY TREATMENT LATER ON WHEN YOU WANT A CHILD, A CASH COW FOR THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY WITH ALL SORTS OF DISEASE THAT THEY HAVE MADE WORSE WITH A CLEVER LIE THAT IS DISGUISED AS A SOLUTION: THE PILL!

  • Does anyone else have pelvic pain/pelvic floor dysfunction from bc? Also, bc gave me pcos I’m pretty sure!! Stay away from them if you can!

  • Ahhh I loved this! I’m brand new to your channel, and I love your personality and I’m looking forward to watching more! And I totally agree with you on intermittent fasting. For me, I find that I just kind of “naturally” intermittent fast on just a typical day. For example, I’ve never been someone who really cared for breakfast. In fact, sometimes eating early in the morning would make me ridiculously nauseous. So, I just stopped eating it. Now I can pretty easily survive on coffee until around 3-4PM when I start getting REALLY hungry. But that works for me, because I’d rather eat a snack and a huge meal before 8PM than eat like a bird several times throughout the day. Anyway, loved this Q&A!:)

  • I literally just switched my IUD birth control to the Copper non hormonal one because of my lack of sex drive. My sex drive came back as soon as I got my first period. Natural bodily instinct in both people and animals is when a female is ovulating, her body naturally wants more sex. So when you get put on hormones and stop ovulating, your body can eventually lose the sex drive you would normally have. I highly recommend the Copper IUD. I believe it’s the only form of birth control without hormones.

  • Thanks for putting this video u!!
    I have been on contraceptive implant for a year and i have lost my libido COMPLETELY! it is so bad, because I think it has even destoyed my moods. I get angry very easily plus i even hate to be touched. i will be taking my implant in few weeks time and i hope things will go back to normally. I domnt understand how doctors pretend they dont know how the hormonal contraceprives affect women. I heard a certain african pastor addressing this back in the days and I thought he didnt know what he was talking about. I hope this video will stop someone from doing what the rest of us did.

  • Winner of a video, been searching for “top reasons for low libido” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you ever come across Zenames Yeyila Cure (do a google search )? Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my cousin got cool success with it.

  • I recently just stopped taking the trio birth control. Not out of I hated them my cramps got more intense and when I tried what usually gets rid of the cramps when I wasn’t on the pill would not help, so I decided to stop taking them.

  • “to control the male sex drive” as if the woman had no sex drive at all or the power to decide how and when to get pregnant. and Joy is a “feminist” lol

  • I had Nexplanon (the one in your arm). Made me a jealous overly-sensitive psycho, and I was constantly on my period, so constantly pmsing. The absolute worst

  • I HAVE to take birth control in order to reduce my risks of having more ovarian cysts but I have anxiety already and it scars me because of the side effects and risks that can happen. Is it just me or??

  • Birth control is a medicine, it has side effects. Everyone will either get side effects or just be fine. Make sure you are aware an educated about birth control methods. Ask you physician or do your research. Much blessings y’all.

  • I get that we all want to be fit and yes, birth control makes you gain weight, but there are 700,000 abortions per year in the U.S., again, 700,000. Maybe y’all shouldn’t say you don’t like because it makes you gain weight:( it does and it sucks, but I feel that so many woman are so worried about the weight gain, that they talk smack about birth control so easily. So sad.

  • Cheers for the video content! Sorry for the intrusion, I would appreciate your opinion. Have you tried Xonayson Basketball Supremacy (erm, check it on google should be there)? It is a great one of a kind product for boosting your time in bed and libido without the normal expense. Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my old buddy Taylor at very last got excellent results with it.

  • I agree 100% with the binge-eating statement & people not understanding the difference between that and over-eating! I developed BED in the middle of my prep and was eating 10,000 calories in one sitting of Oreos alone (multiple packages of Oreos at once, like 6+ packages. It was insane). Its the SCARIEST thing. I overeat every once in a while now, but its such a different feeling than blacking out and feeling out of control. I want to do the 10,000 calorie challenge, but that’s the reason why I haven’t yet LOL.

  • And none of them have the slightest idea of what they are talking about. All just femenonsense spewing forth.
    There is no male birthcontrol pill, because there is no natural off-switch in testicles. Most guys would beg for a pill which would empower them to be sure to not have accidental children.

    There is female birth control, because there is an off-switch. Which let to the assumption, that it would be harmless to take, and took some time to learn that there are sideeffects.
    In any working relationship the answer is very simple. Before you have children, it is the womens responsibility to take care to not get pregnant when she does not want to.
    After you had children, it is much easier for the man to stop, and just have a vesectomy, if the women is not going into menopause very soon.

  • I’ve been on birth control for 11 years now. My experience with it has been great. It has never failed to avoid pregnancy, it has helped with acne, and it regulates my period. With my previous partner, my libido was down. I blamed the pill. However, I have been attracted to other people and the sex drive has increased like crazy. Perhaps, attraction plays a big role, at least for me.

  • I’ve been on some type of pill for nearly 20 years and only just realised what’s it been doing to my mental health recently. I stopped mid pack and already feel better just 3 days later. I wish I had been more informed when I was younger and I also wish it wasn’t so difficult to get a permanent option done.

  • I wouldn’t get my info from a show where everyone is talking over each other. Time for the people on this show to take a pill to make them sleep all through the winter and spring so we don’t have to put up with another tv reality show.

  • This summer I kept my Filipina LOADED UP ON BIRTH CONTROL and she was ready to go EVEN WHEN I WASN’T.

    If it decreases anyone’s sex drive, it’s mine.

  • I came off the pill when I noticed it had made me more depressed and gave me frequent headaches, when I came off it I had a period for a whole month.

  • I have no idea who this Bari-person is, but I give her 10 points right off the bat for the quality of her voice. None of that screechy/whiney stuff, which is fabulous…. and in this clip it seems like she’s capable of having a regular conversation. Very refreshing.

    Now if she’s capable of giving an authentic opinion that isn’t based on the party line, I would probably beg to have her replace Meghan.

  • i normally have an extremely high libido, been on the combined pill for 2 weeks now and it’s killed it. gonna stop the pill as soon as i can

  • I would love to see a video about spotting/irregular cycles after stopping HBC. I’m sure you have touched on this many times before, but specifically having an entire week of “spotting” before your regular period. I’ve spent a lot of time searching on forums for answers, and I’ve discovered so many women experience the same thing I do. I came off the pill 3 years ago (Tri-Cyclen Lo) and STILL have a week of dark brown light bleeding for a week before my actual period for 5 days. I’ve spoken to many doctors, gynos and naturopaths and after many tests and scans no one seems to have an answer for me other than ‘you must just have an irregular period’. But my period used to be beautiful before HBC (every 28 days, for about 5 days and no spotting in between). I know it must be hormone related, because I still suffer from acne despite eating very healthy/dairy free/no red meat. Recently I have gone completely vegan and started taking DIM (Estroblock) which seems to be improving my symptoms, so I’m starting to think it is related to too much estrogen in my body. Something for you to research if you are looking for new topics! I love your channel

  • Wow I never even knew is.. I went on birth control a few months before I got married 4 years ago and this past year I don’t really care to be sexually active. I feel so bad for my husband! But I never knew why! it’s like I wanted to but my body didn’t! thank you for making this video! I’m going to do some research now!

  • GIRL! the sex drive thing. oh my goodness. My poor boyfriend toooo!!! my sex drive was literally non existent!! and it sucks for the boys because during prep we look amazing and they want to be with us but we are like “NO! HANDS OFF! NEED SLEEPY!”

  • watching this on my phone during cardio, came home and watched brittany’s part.. then realized somewhere in between youtube unsubbed me from your channel! wtf. you’re the first yter that’s happened to me with! just re-subbed <3

  • I’m 20 years old and have been using the pill for more than a half a year but I’m gonna stop using it. For me it has terrible emotional side effects I just don’t feel like my happy normal self anymore or even just myself. It’slike messing with my head and I’m thinking that in my relationship there is a problem while it just doesn’t exist or that I have some sort of problem. I can’t take it anymore I’m crying about everything o don’t even understand why. This video was very helpful. But I would like to know if all those emotional effects went away for you it would be very helpful to know. There need to be more video’s about this topic men and women need to learn more about this. When I started to be sexually active I was very scared so I right away started the pill because didn’t think that condoms could be enough of a protection. How can I reassure my boyfriend that’s it’s very safe?

  • Dudeee!!!! I literally have been battling this.. I’ve been feeling so off… UTIs.. Very down.. Sluggish.
    . Depressed.. And highly anxious! Im in a relationship so I felt the same as you did… I just can’t stop! But gosh so many negative effects!!! I knew it wasn’t just in my head.. Happy to hear all of these confirmations

  • So glad I found this video and am reading comments from other women experiencing the same shit I am. I mean I’m not glad other people are experiencing it, I’m just glad to know I’m not the only one. When you look it up online, there’s anecdotal evidence but every article always says there’s no definitive link between bc and depression, so that always kinda negates all the anecdotal evidence for me and discourages me because I’m like ugh if it’s not the pill then wtf is making me so depressed?! Anyway, reading all these comments has made me feel more encouraged to at least try coming off the pill for a few months to see if it helps. Of course my periods will go back to being heavy af and I’ll get cramps again for the first time in years, but hey, if I can feel normal 3 weeks out of the month, I’ll take the one week where I don’t feel great. I also feel like no matter how much I work out and eat right, my body is kind of stuck at a certain weight and it will not budge. It’s super discouraging to work out 5-6 times a week, eat a mostly whole food diet, and still feel fat. I’m sooooo over this, I’m actually excited to stop taking my pill.

  • IUD has been awesome for me. Have not even had a period for over 4 years either. It is an awesome alternative to the pill and great for women who are done having kids.

  • I’ve been on the pill for a few months and In the first five weeks, I gained 9lbs, I suspect a lot is retaining water because my stomach has been so bloated and so uncomfortable. I’m stopping the pill and hoping it will drop off. The only good thing I found was my skin looked clearer

  • HBC absolutely destroyed my libido when I was on it. Fortunately, it returned quickly after I stopped but I wasn’t on it long at all. I didn’t even want to be touched by my partner and I felt like I was on the edge of having an anger breakdown any second. It was horrible.

  • Hey Victoria! I would love to see you do a video about why you don’t use birth control but support a women’s right to use it if she wants to. It might be a little to political but I thought I had remembered you saying something negative when the trump administration suggested NFP for all women.

  • Okay, I know this is old but I HAVE to ask if you happen to remember what books you read about this? I’ve decided to stop my bc, that’s how I came across this video, and would love to read up on it!

  • Devastating.. I feel like it has affected my girl permanently. It’s been a tough year since she started BC in January and gave it up around june… very sad