My libido was... procrastinating?
March 4, 2011 6:38 AM Subscribe
21, female, "newly-sexual" - is it really that unusual?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (10 answers total)
My teenage years were a little upsy-turvy in the hormone department. If it's relevant, I have PCOS. For the longest time, I was convinced that I was asexual. No interest at all, even romantically - I had no idea how it felt to be aroused, didn't even understand why anyone would want to be!
I spent a long time mucking around with supplements and diets in an effort to regulate my very elusive menstrual cycle. Something worked, because I've had regular periods for over a year now, aaaand... suddenly sex is really, really interesting. I think this is how puberty was supposed to feel!
I mentioned this briefly to my new gynecologist - she had never heard of such a thing, and wrote it off as a psychological issue. I just assumed I was a late bloomer! Any possible explanation? Can an asexual become sexual all of a sudden, or is it all hormonal? Pretty sure that it's not just in my head. Not too upset by it, just very curious...