(Closed) Almost NO sex drive because of birth control. Share your experiences please!

posted 4 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 2
1579 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

allibeebee:  You may need to get a different pill then. They are not all the same! After taking Yazmin/Yaz for about 8 years, it took about a year or so to find something that worked for me. My doctor kept me on something for about 3 months and I’d call after the three months were up to tell her if it was good or not and she’d renew or prescribe something else. 

I can’t remember all the ones I went through (I think I went through 5 kinds in that trial period) but some made me breakout terribly, one made me legit crazy so I had to stop taking it after the first month, and one was amazing but $50 a month.  

Talk with you doctor about it. A simple phone call was all I needed, but you may need to go in.

Post # 3
1984 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I commented on a different thread earlier that hormonal birth control killed my sex drive. I had the implant and used the pill (can’t remember which one) but they both caused it to non existent. I’m not going to be much help though as we switched to condoms (not the best but better for us at the minute) and whilst I returned to normal I read sexy books, we upped the foreplay and bought some lube.

Post # 4
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

allibeebee:  Sadly I had to go off BC because of this, and a few other reasons. The BC was making my estrogen level so high that I would skip periods for 3 months at a time, or get 2, periods a month. I also had no sex drive, or could get wet down there. It was very embarrassing. Sadly, I have no cure. Once I stopped taking it and it all got out of my system, I was back to normal. Just know you are not alone and good luck!

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 6 months ago by  sparklesauce.
Post # 5
78 posts
Worker bee

Happened to me too. I tried 3 different birth control pills. Now are are all condoms and it works WAY better. I let my Fiance go without a condom for the 2 days before my menstrual cycle starts (I keep track using an app) since there’s virtually no ovulation risk at that time. He lives for those days every month lol

Post # 7
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I was on the pill for the same time as you (same age range in fact!) and had the exact same issues. It took me a while to realise that it was the pill…I thought it was because I was getting older, as if 23 is old enough for that! Sorted itself out quite quickly once I stopped taking. I too thought that condoms would be a real hassle but they actually aren’t. Spend a bit more on some thinner ones. As time has gone on we don’t use them religiously anymore and rely on withdrawal/natural family planning method too. It works for us but I can see why lots of people wouldn’t be comfortable with that as it probably is riskier.

Ultimately, you won’t know how you feel until you do it, if you do. I wish I’d stopped taking it earlier. The female body is wierd and wonderful, and we should be experiencing all the highs and lows of our cycles if possible. 

Post # 8
7854 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

allibeebee:  definitely talk to your doc about a new pill. Switching to Aviane worked to get my libido back after the previous pill squashed it. 

Post # 9
701 posts
Busy bee

I’ve tried a few different kind of pills and I have the same result.  It’s better since I’m on low dose but still not completely normal haha. Having hypothyroidism doesn’t help either. I’m looking forward to going off birth control after our wedding in October.

Post # 10
2394 posts
Buzzing bee

allibeebee:  This happened to me too. I tried every pill in the book, and eventually went off completely. This is my first month without BC, and I’m already feeling a little better in terms of my sex drive. We’re TTC later this year, so I’m charting to monitor my fertility. If we get pregnant earlier, oh well. If we’re able to prevent until later this year, at least I’ll WANT to have sex with my husband when the time comes!

Post # 11
1457 posts
Bumble bee

I used to be on Seasonique and it killed my sex drive, so I switched to Nuvaring and it doesn’t affect my sex drive. I also used to do depo shots and they didn’t hurt my sex drive as much as pills, but I like the Nuvaring much better

Post # 12
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Change your birth control! I was on beyaz for two years and it was totally fine for me, I had no problems. Then i got off the pill for a few years and I was put on something else (can’t remember) and I could not have a “big O”. No matter what was done, for how long, in what way. Just wouldn’t happen. Let’s just say it was a very stressful month! i didn’t even finish the pill pack! About a week later my body went back to normal (because i was only on it for a month) but it messed up my period and my body “skipped” a period. The period I was getting my mirena put in. I’ve had no change in my drive or feelings since I got the mirena. I’m a fan!

Post # 13
506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Same thing happened to me plus it made me overly irritable and emotional. We did condoms for a bit then messed up and had an unplanned pregnancy. I just had the paraguard iud put in a few weeks ago. It is a non hormonal birth control and it’s been pretty great so far. It’s just copper no hormones at all which is perfect for me.

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