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The pill reduces your libido - permanently!!

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Flum Thu 26-May-05 12:41:49 the Daily Mail today (I know! sorry - only getting it for the GI recipes this week)

Anyway thats basically the gist of it.

Any thoughts, experience?

Thomcat Thu 26-May-05 12:42:21


Flum Thu 26-May-05 12:43:35


Thomcat Thu 26-May-05 12:45:20

Well it is
I was on pill from age 16 up until Lottie and then had dept injection for 3 yrs after lottie and love sex, never said no, always up for it!

northerner Thu 26-May-05 12:46:12

Oh I see. That it explains it then. I've been on the pill for 11 years, and dh is always gagging for it and I'm not!

Flum Thu 26-May-05 12:46:59

Here is the article

Flum Thu 26-May-05 12:48:20

You're just a horny sex bomb then Thomcat.

Actually the study was on women who were visiting a clinic for sexual problems.

It measured levels of a hormone that reduced testoreone or summink like that

Thomcat Thu 26-May-05 12:54:11

jesus, well in that case i'm glad I was on the pill for so long or God help me, or DP rather!
i have honestly never not wanted sex with DP, have never in 9 years said no. I don't initiate it as much as I'd like to becasue I know when he wants to and don't ask if I know he doesn't really want to. Thank God for the pill then or I would have been dangerous!

jessicasmummy Thu 26-May-05 13:03:00

i tend to agree... i was on the pill between dd and falling with this one, and my sex drive wasnt up to much. Since stopping taking it, and falling pg, I have been like a dog on heat! Sorry if tmi!

Iklboo Thu 26-May-05 13:20:47

I'm with Thomcat. God help DH if I HADN'T been on the pill then given my sex drive (before pregnancy). The poor bloke would have had it worn to a nubbin!

nutcracker Thu 26-May-05 13:24:59

No really. Dp buys the daily mail so how long do you reckon it'll take him to mention it when he gets home tonight ??

I actually went to see my doc about my lack of libido and asked if it could be the pill. He said no, because then there would be no need for you to be on pill would there. Eh ???

nutcracker Thu 26-May-05 13:25:41

Bloody hell Thomcat, never said No in 9 years

Heathcliffscathy Thu 26-May-05 13:41:16

i've always understood that one of the known side effects of the pill for many women (not all) was a loss or reduction of libido. certainly was the case for me, which is why i haven't used it for the last 12 years! i think it is absolutely incredible that they can put men on the moon, but still can't sort out safe, effective contraception that doesn't completely screw with women's cycle and hormones....get v v about this one...

Thomcat Thu 26-May-05 13:43:45

LOL, no, never said no, not to D. I said 'no' to my ex and that's when i realised I wasn't in love with him anymore and I left. What a slut!

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