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Oestrogen, hormones and female desire

 
Oestrogen, hormones and female desire

Of course! Estrogen, the hormone you secrete a lot before ovulation, ups your sex drive. It’s been proved in several studies.  

A woman experiences a greater sex drive when she’s at her most fertile; nature made it that way to encourage reproduction. The male hormone testosterone is also present in the female bloodstream, but in much smaller quantities, and it also stimulates desire. When there isn’t much of it in the bloodstream, your sex drive lessens.

When women who take varieties of the Pill containing cyproterone acetate, often used for acne, their sex drive can also go down because it’s an anti-testosterone pill. There’s also a hormone called prolactaine that suppresses sexual desire. When there is a lot of prolactaine in the blood, at the start of breastfeeding for example, you sex drive will lessen.

Female sexual desire isn’t all about feelings – it depends on many different hormones.     








  
  

Sarah Horrocks
09/27/2006
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