(Closed) The Pill and your taste in men

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hmmmmm…I’ve been on the pill for almost ten years.  I’m always attracted to beefy linebacker types.  I’ve never been attracted to a feminine type guy in my life.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve been on BC for years….years….I don’t find feminine men attractive. I might like their fashion sense, but attracted to them? Negative.

I want to be the woman in the relationship =]

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Sidenote: I’m taking “feminine” to mean like an Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass) or Pete Wentz type.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Maybe this explains why so many girls loved Leonardo Dicaprio and Johnny Depp back in the day!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

this is funny. (good point Mr. Bee)

i didn’t start on BC until marriage, so the study probably doesn’t work well on me.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

lap dancers and ovulating

Words not to be said in the same sentence…=]

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My FI has a good sense of style, but in no way is he “feminine.” He just likes to look good, and there is nothing wrong with that. He works a job outside, where he gets dirty, and sweaty, and lets his roughness (haha) grow out all the time, and I’ve been attracted to him way before I got on birth control.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’ve been on BC for over 5 years now and have always been attracted to manly-looking men. FI is hairy and stocky and a MAN lol. However, he is also sensitive and in touch with his feelings. So I guess in that sense he has “feminine tendencies” or something. But while I think metro guys are nice to look at sometimes, they just don’t do it for me.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah, me not so much!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Note that the way to compare here is to assess what sort of guy you are attracted to when you are on the pill versus not on the pill. So if you have been on the pill for the entirety of your relationship with your partner, then you do not have a no-pill standard to compare to for this partner.

Personally, I found myself more sexually attracted to my husband once I got off the pill. (I met him, got on it almost immediately, and got off it several months later and stayed off.) I chalk it up to how the pill can dull your libido, though.  

I was intrigued and worried by this finding as well (which I have read about in other places too, see, e.g., this article): “when a woman meets a man while on the pill and then goes off it, it is possible that she could become less attracted to her partner and realize she craves someone a little more manly.” I really worried about this at the beginning of my relationship with my husband! It would be awful to get off the pill because you wanted to have children only to find yourself less sexually attracted to your husband. I was relieved when I did get off and things got even better.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

even before i was on bc (17, 18) i didn’t find femimine men attractive. It’s engrained into my head that “men should be men and spit and chew and fight wars”

=]

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

There was a doc on Oprah talking about this kind of. Not that women liked more feminine men necessarily, but that it affects your choice. The doc on Oprah said that women who are NOT on bc have a tendency to be naturally attracted to people who are good genetic matches for them, but when you’re on the pill you don’t gravitate necessarily to those people. 

I’ve been on the pill since I was 16 so I dunno who I would be attracted to off of it I guess! My guy isn’t really my “type” anyways though so I guess it doesn’t matter. 🙂

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i don’t concur. lol.

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