(Closed) Did your sex drive increase when you went off the pill?

posted 7 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 3
5009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yes. When I’m not on hormonal contraception then my sex drive is through the roof. Can’t wait ’til I can come off it!

Post # 4
1357 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve also been on the pill many years, I think around 9. I went off it for about 5 months as an experiment, partly because I was curious if it would impact my sex drive. I didn’t notice a change in my sex drive at all, though. The only things that do seem to affect it are exercise, sleep, and having sex regularly.

I would try going off it for a bit and see if you notice a difference. If not and you aren’t happy with your sex life, you might try finding out what other parts of your lifestlye might be affecting it.

Post # 6
663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Vegas Wedings

Yes, I had my Mirena removed about 2 months ago (its the hormone IUD) and I can definitely tell a difference. When I had in it we average 1.5X/ week and we are at about 4 right now. Just the other night we didnt it 2X and havent done that since we began dating.

Post # 7
3829 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

fuck yes it did. And i was reading 50 shades of grey at the same time. And even though that book ended up getting boring as hell…let me tell you…i was whoopee crazed. 

Post # 8
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My sex drive didn’t go through the roof, but sex definetly happens more now then it did while I was on BCP. When I was on BCP, I forced myself to just do it, but now I’m off BCP I actually have a sex drive and initiate most of of the time.

Post # 9
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yes.  Like crazy.

Post # 10
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

No 🙁 I’ve been off for months (after being on since I was also 15, now 25) and I was hoping that would help things along…  FH & I live apart and only see each other every other weekend and both live at home until the wedding so that definitely doesn’t help lol

Post # 11
986 posts
Busy bee

@SpecialSundae: +1. 

I went off of it for about 6 months and it was amazing. Sex drive went up, I was a lot happier in general. Can’t wait until I’m off it for good!

Post # 12
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

YES! Going off the pill has been AWESOME! I can hardly keep my hands off my husband.

Post # 13
195 posts
Blushing bee

So and I already have sex everday and Im on the pill… I am super curious as to what it would be like going off… Im almost tempted to just to find out, except for the fact condoms are horrible lol

Post # 14
663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Vegas Wedings

Miss Otter:  made a good point. Ive noticed a mood change for the better also.

Post # 15
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

My sex drive returned to teenager levels once I stopped taking birth control.

Post # 16
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I thought it would, but it did not for me.

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