Well, Flushing Feline, I won’t get into an argument with you about the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). In general, estrogen is the main hormone to avoid in HRT, if you have a personal or family history of breast cancer.
These non-estrogen options have been clinically proven to be better than placebo for treatment of menopausal hot flashes:
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Ok, give me a moment to wipe away the tears of laughter — your writing style is hilarious! Thanks for the chuckles. XD
Ok, on to your questions, Sarah Sahara:
1) Any hormonal birth control can cause mood swings, emotional changes, etc. There are birth control pills which have VERY low doses of hormones nowadays, which might be an option, but if your body/brain chemistry is very sensitive to the hormones, I don’t think any pill/ring/patch/etc could guarantee a Rage-Free experience. You might want to consider a non-hormonal method, such as the non-hormone IUD “Paragard”?
2) Yes, the latex could be causing dryness. Two ideas: non-latex condoms (which are actually easily available in drug stores nowadays, and not much more expensive than regular rubbers), and a high-quality water-based “personal lubricant” (I’ve recommended Liquid Silk before).
May you remain childless as you figure out your contraception situation. :)
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Hello, Rosie with a Pocketful of Posies —
Yep, as I’ve mentioned before, hormonal birth control methods (including the NuvaRing: a plastic circle full of hormones that fits around a woman’s cervix and is changed every month), CAN affect libido (sex drive, horniness, etc.). Sounds like your plan (to use a different BC method for a while) is a good one, but keep in mind that if your sluggish sex drive IS being caused by the Nuvaring’s hormones, it might take more than just one month for things to rev back up again! If the sex drive doesn’t improve after 3-6 months, though, then I think you should start hunting after other culprits in the Case of the Lacking Libido. Good luck to you and your bf.
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