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What contraceptive to take which won't kill my libido ?

(15 Posts)
Myfoofneedspruning Sun 28-Jun-15 16:17:44

I have been taking loestrin 20 (pill) for 3 years but stopped 2 weeks ago to have an extended break. This week, I really felt like my libido has came back. We used to be a once a month (twice sometimes) frequency but since I have stopped it has been more and it's enjoyable ! Dh and I decided he should get a vasectomy but in the meantime, what should I use ?

BlinkingHeck Sun 28-Jun-15 16:25:00

We use Comdoms, that way the inconvenience falls on him. I stopped having the depo injection for the same reason. He has now got round to seeing about the vasectomy as he doesn't like using condoms.
But he is 100% sure he doesn't want anymore kids.

YouMakeMyDreams Sun 28-Jun-15 16:41:42

Agree condoms.
I am in the same boat. Dp getting his vasectomy in august and I will be counting down the weeks for the all clear and no more pill. I have found it worse as I got older too but when I've not been taking it feel like a new woman

goodasitgets Sun 28-Jun-15 16:47:20

Copper coil? No hormones smile

Schoolaroundthecorner Sun 28-Jun-15 16:49:39

Copper coil yes, unless you already have heavy periods, it can make them worse.

mommyof23kids Sun 28-Jun-15 16:55:04

Condoms. I'm never taking hormonal contraceptives ever again...I like having a sex drive. And waiting 20 seconds for him to put it on isn't a big deal, cause I'm getting shagged silly after that.

Skiptonlass Sun 28-Jun-15 17:35:06

Iud. Copper if you want no hormones, or mirena which has a very low dose.

Myfoofneedspruning Sun 28-Jun-15 18:04:55

Thank you, I'm going to look at copper coil, condoms until I get sorted !

pocketsaviour Sun 28-Jun-15 18:07:05

If you're sure about the vasectomy, I'd just use condoms in the meantime. Coil stays in for 10 years.

expatinscotland Sun 28-Jun-15 18:07:33

If POP contraception kills your libido, then don't give in to getting a Mirena.

Jen1610 Sun 28-Jun-15 19:40:49

Absolutely nothing iv used has ever not affected my libido
iv tried -
The Mirena coil
Multiple pills
The patch
The injection

We used condoms for the last while before my husband got a vasectomy and our sex life has been the best in the past year without anything and not worrying about pregnancy!

TooManyDicksOnTheDancefloor Sun 28-Jun-15 19:50:58

Copper coil, I had mine fitted 2 months ago and my libido has massively returned. I'd forgotten what it was like to desire sexual contact! I really think hormonal contraception must be the reason for many failed marriages. My periods are much heavier, but short, unlike the implant where I bled every day for 6 months!

Kiwiinkits Mon 29-Jun-15 04:01:57

IUD. Hormonal contraception was a disaster for me, sex wise.

scaevola Mon 29-Jun-15 04:27:30

I see you've pretty much decided, but thought you might still find it worthwhile to look in the contraception topic, if you want to browse threads with a range of MNetters experiences of methods, including coils, condoms and surgical options:

Myfoofneedspruning Mon 29-Jun-15 06:34:18

Toomanydicksonthedancefloor - completely agree on wanting desire sexual contact...Its such a great feeling to have again. Before I stopped the pill, we could go on for weeks without doing it and it was not great. Now I feel like a new person, more womanly.

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