Birth control and sex drive

Birth control and sex drive

LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Did you notice a change in your sex drive when you began birth control? List your birth control and any changes, if any, which you experienced.
03/28/2012
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Sam I Am Sam I Am
I was on Quasense, which is the generic of Seasonelle, the 3 month pill. I feel like my sex drive decreased a little bit when I started taking it, and now that I'm off it my sex drive has increased again.
03/28/2012
Kissy Kissy
YES! When I am off of BC I have a much higher sex drive!
03/28/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
My partner definitely had a generally lower sex drive on birth control.
03/28/2012
Positwist Positwist
BC killed my sex drive. Killed it.

I also gained a cup size, which wasn't much of a consolation.
03/28/2012
ExesandOhs ExesandOhs
I've never been on birth control
03/29/2012
indiglo indiglo
I do not think it has affected my sex drive. I started taking them as a fairly young teenager though, so it's really hard for me to tell. I can tell you that my sex drive is GREAT, and if it were higher it could be a problem. lol

I think I'm one of those weird/lucky people that never gets any negative side effects from any kind of hormones, aside from some spotting.

Over the years I've taken so many different formulations of BC pills. I am currently taking Amethia, which is a generic form of Seasonique (Seasonale's cousin, with only 4 periods a year - Seasonale didn't work quite as well for me). I will be going back on the Seasonique though, because the Amethia is causing me to have crazy spotting during my 3rd month and I never had that problem with Seasonique.
03/29/2012
Ghost Ghost
I totally lost my sex drive after starting birth control.
03/30/2012
cryinglightning86 cryinglightning86
I'm on Tri-Sprintec, the generic of Tri-Nessa. The only thing that I noticed when I first started taking it was that I was having more intense mood swings than usual. It hasn't really affected my sex drive at all, though. It was high before I started the pill, and it's still high. I've been taking it for about a year and three months.
07/03/2012
Kitten has left the site Kitten has left the site
When I was on the pill, I was extremely horny all the time to the point I would do anything to get off. But now that I'm not on it, I feel that I have a healthy sexual life.
07/03/2012
LunaLuthor LunaLuthor
Quote:
Originally posted by LavenderSkies
Did you notice a change in your sex drive when you began birth control? List your birth control and any changes, if any, which you experienced.
loestrin fe is the shit, I am as horny as ever.
07/04/2012
quantumspork quantumspork
That's one of the reasons I'm wary of going on hormonal birth control, although after getting knocked up I think it's worth the risk. I'm hoping the Mirena IUD will have low enough hormone levels that it won't affect me much.
07/04/2012
pirata pirata
I'm on amethia too, just because seasonique is even more razy expensive. for a little while, i completely lost my sex drive, but it was just for like a week lol it's a little less than when I was on seasonique and before that, but not enough to be a problem. I do seem to be getting hormonal around my period though, which is really annoying. I got on birth control to stop my hormonal depression in the first place. Whatever, I know it's hormonal so it's controllable
07/04/2012
Bowen Bowen
I wish I knew.. because I started birth control at the age of 13 because of hormonal issues. Young, I know.
07/04/2012
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