LIFESTYLE
29/05/2015 06:47 BST | Updated 29/05/2015 06:59 BST

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

To pill or not to pill?

That's the question raised in this Zoom.in 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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