Post # 1
I came across this study and article recently, and as someone who has been on the pill since 16, it worries me slightly. I don’t want to be off the pill, trying to conceive a baby with my husband and my hormones change and suddenly I’m not attracted to him any more! In the comments of the article one woman says to definitely try this out before you get married (go off the pill and see what happens) because it ruined her engagement.
Has this happened to anyone? I’m curious to see now if there would be any changes in my level of attraction to my SO if I went off the pill.
Post # 3
I had to go off the pill for two months recently because of some medical issues, and I don’t know that it changed my attraction to SO, but it definitely changed my sex drive (for the better)! I never really thought of my sex drive as detrimentally affected by the pill, but I was noticably more interested in sex (and, lets just say it, horny) when I went off. It makes me look forward to a couple years from now when I can go off for good
Post # 4
That’s interesting Sadiebee, I changed the poll to be a little more specific. I don’t know how much weight the hormonal aspect of attraction carries, but it is interesting to think about!
Post # 5
I’ve never been on the pill, but I have a friend who needs to take it for medical reasons and, like SadieBee, she says that her sex drive increases when she’s off it. Her attraction always seems to stay the same, though. She met, fell in love with, and married her SO while on the pill and just “wants” him more when she’s not.