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18 year old girl with little sex drive?

By Anonymous August 22, 2012 - 1:24am
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I've been with my boyfriend for two and a half years now, and for about a year now I've just had very little desire for sex. It's not completely gone, but only comes infrequently and then completely disappears again, and I wondered if this is normal because it hasn't always been like that. It really frustrates my boyfriend, and is there anything I can do to help it? I've been on birth control for two years and I'm aware low sex drive is a side effect, but I thought side effects disappeared after a while. I also suffer from depression but I don't know if that would affect it as well. Any help is appreciated!

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Low sex drive can happen at any age.  Depression, stress, medication and many other conditions can cause a low sex drive.  It' important to see your doctor and have your hormones level checked first and also he might also suggest psychotherapy.  To help with the depression.

Here are some resources for you

Low Libido

Low Libido Advocacy Sheet - Sex & Relationships Checklist



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