The Pill’s Impact on Libido

 

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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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John Hunt Publishing, 2013

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?