"I recently went off the pill and found my sex drive increased immediately. Is this normal?"
I recently went off the pill and found my sex drive increased immediately. Is this normal?
I want to stay on the pill but don’t like the affect it has on my sex drive.
The contraceptive pill can definitely affect your sex drive, though it’s a myth that all pills do. Some people feel more aroused off the pill, others feel more aroused on it. There’s some evidence that triphasic pills - which vary the dosage over the month - increase arousal and give libido’s a nice, healthy lift!
The trick is to keep experimenting with different dosages until you find one that suits you. Try a triphasic pill and ask your doctor for other methods of contraception that might suit you better. The NHS website details 15 different methods of contraception.