11. You’re on Medications that Squash Your Sex Drive
Birth control pills can steal a woman’s sex drive and vaginal lubrication. I know, it happened to me at only 28 years old! Birth control pills lower levels of free testosterone by raising a substance known as SHBG or sex hormone binding globulin. Lower free testosterone levels can lead to less desire for sex and less satisfying sex.
The vaginal tissues are sensitive to testosterone so women on the birth control pill can also have vaginal dryness that can even lead to sexual pain. This can even happen in young women on the pill. Other medications that can lower sex drive and frequency of orgasms include cholesterol lowering medications (statins) and anti-depressants like Prozac and Zoloft.
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