- 4 years ago
I’ve been in a faithful relationship for more than 5 years (it was my first, and only relationship – we are engaged! ) and we’ve been sexually active for about 3.5 years. When we were ready to become sexually involved, I setup to take oral contraceptive birth control to prevent pregnancy. I didn’t want to bring a child into this world that I couldn’t properly take care of. [*Note: please do not express any opinions about contraceptives or not here].
When I went to the gyno, they simply asked me what kind of birth control I would like to take. I said “pill form,” and they asked me what type – what had I heard of? I mentioned the kind [Aviane] that a friend of mine had been taking and have been on the same pill ever since.
I’m not really a sexual person to begin with, I’m very private. My relationship has taken a hit over the last couple of years I’m now realizing and wondering if anyone else has taken this birth control? Without getting too gross, I know that everything seems to be “working” down there- meaning I can still get feelings about wanting intimacy. However, this feelings are very few, far between, and never in-sync with my partner’s.
Ultimately, he thinks I’m disinterested in him and that he’s not good enough. We now live together after having a somewhat limited relationship in years past. We used to make the most of our time together by being intimate, but now that we live together it is more casual. But it is now worse because I have no want or need to be intimate unless a wave of feelings hit me. It’s deeply affecting the relationship, and we’re trying to trace back the root of the cause.
Ironically that same friend who was on the same birth control and I are still in contact, and she’s my matron of honor! We share a lot of the same personality traits beforehand, and currently – meaning that she’s been going through the same symptoms. Weird- this could lead to something.
Has anyone taken this or had experience with a low-estrogen birth control? Does switching pills really help?