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Do oral contraceptives diminish libido?

Is it true that birth control pills take away sexual drive? Oral contraceptive use is common. Over 30 million women choose to prevent pregnancy in the US. The leading choice (37%) for contraception is hormonal control of ovulation (“the pill”–oral contraceptives, injections, patches & implants). Non-reversible surgical sterilization (female and male) are used by 36%. […]

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Libido and pre-menopausal women

I’d like to get some confirmation on my experience that my interest in sex goes in waves that roughly correlate with my menstrual cycle. Am I really changing estrogen quantities sufficiently to go from nymphomaniac to happy celibate? Sexual desire, also know as “libido”, is probably one of the most under-discussed and most-wondered-about emotions. There […]

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Low Libido after Delivery

Since delivery, I have had very little interest in sex. It is not at all uncommon for new parents to experience a drop in libido. If you experienced a difficult delivery, especially a Cesarean birth, you may still be physically recuperating. Any delivery can cause bleeding, and recovery can be slow as you your body […]