T=a+l A New Version of Me (sometime_soon) wrote in iud_divas,
T=a+l A New Version of Me
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Paragard libido update

Just wanted to update on my Paragard that has now been in for 6 months or so. I'm hoping this story could help those trying to decide to get off hormonal birth control due to low libido.

I am 28 now, never pregnant/given birth, and had just been married a few weeks when I got it inserted. At the time, we had been together for 10 years and throughout most of that time, I was on OCPs or Nuvaring.
My reasons for the IUD were to rid my body of the hormones because I had ZERO SEX DRIVE. Even though we were together for a decade, we were technically newlyweds and I was determined to start our married life off on the right foot. I was so frustrated because I'm young, healthy, and my husband is gorgeous, I love him, but I had zero interest in sex. And when we did have sex, it hurt! I was left with vaginal tears even with tons of lube and foreplay. I know the hormones were the culprit.

In the last month and a half, I feel like something changed completely. My libido is back and with a vengeance! I know it shouldn't take 6 months for those hormones to "leave" my body, but something definitely changed. We were having sex previously like once every 2-3 months, but now? Numerous times per week. And most of the time, no lube necessary, NO PAIN, no cuts or tears. It's wonderful.
I know that I can't completely say it's because of the IUD/lack of hormonal birth control, but I feel like it is.
So, if you're on the fence, here's my story to help. Don't get discouraged if your libido doesn't come back full force right away. For me, it took a good 4-6 months.
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