Does The Pill Affect Sex Life? Sexologist Reveals What It Can Do To Your Libido

29/05/2015 10:47 BST | Updated 29/05/2015 10:59 BST

To pill or not to pill?

That's the question raised in this video, which hopes to get to the bottom of whether the contraceptive pill can really kill a woman's libido.

According to sexologist, Hanneke Termeer: "There's a group of women who love the fact that the pill cancels out the pre-menstrual downs - so no more mood swings or food cravings.

"But for some women it's a disadvantage because it can mess with their hormones. This group of women experience a lower sex drive."

This, she says, is because women who take the pill have a lower testosterone level, which is usually needed to raise libido levels.

But does it actually affect women? The resounding answer from women interviewed on the street was: "No".


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