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July 21, 2011 7:45 PM Subscribe
Why does my sex drive INCREASE when I get my period?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (32 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 26 and on Yasmin birth control. In a very good, serious, committed, long-term relationship and we live together. I wouldn't consider myself a highly sexual person (although I've been on this BC since the beginning of this relationship--my first real one--so it's hard to say for sure)...I'm content having sex once every 1-2 weeks, and taking care of myself occasionally in between. (It's always GREAT when we do it, but we get really into it...'quickie' is not in our vocab and we sort of have to set time aside....we've both conceded that quality is preferable to quantity. I can get myself off in under 5 minutes so sometimes it's just more convenient, sorry!) Anyway, this all seems to work out fine between us so that's not where I'm looking for feedback.
What I *don't* get is that I've found that my sex drive goes up when I'm in my period--especially the first two days! Any females out there might find this particularly perplexing in that this tends to be the most uhhh...messy and most cramp-laden point in the period. What gives?
And before you go the psychological route, I have to say that I don't think it's a matter of "You want it more when you can't have it"...I'm sure that's true for some but there's no issue with period sex here; i.e. if I want it I can have it.
I'm just wondering if anyone else has ever experienced this and/or if anyone knows whether this could have anything to do with hormonal birth control (and this kind in particular).