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6 years ago

I recently switched birth control methods, because I’ve heard that the pill can cause a noticeable reduction in sex drive and I’ve probably had less sex in the first two years of marriage than most people have in the first six months. So I am really hoping (especially for the sake of my very horny husband) that getting the pill out of my system will help me amp up my libido and be more excited, more often, about sex.

The thing is, we’re really trying not to get pregnant right now, so the next most effective method after the pill (or other hormonal contraceptives that would still theoretically affect my sex drive) is condoms. And since my husband is the first and only person I’ve ever had sex with, and I started using the pill from the beginning, I never had a reason to try condoms before. This is VERY new territory!

It’s noticeably different, having sex with a condom versus without. But so far I think I’m okay with it. The one weird thing I’ve experienced is a sensation of an air bubble moving around inside me, which I think happens when the tip of the condom isn’t completely sealed over the penis (leaving a small pocket of air). It’s not a bad feeling, necessarily, but kind of…distracting? It seems to only last for the first few minutes, and then either the pressure from thrusting causes the condom to slide all the way on, or the sex just gets intense enough that I forget about the air bubble sensation.

Anyway, I’ve only been off birth control for about a week and a half, but if these last few encounters are any indication, I think deciding to quit the hormonal method could really heat things up in the bedroom. We might actually average more than once a week! (Seriously, my poor husband. I have a LOT of making up to do!)

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