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Porn Stars and The Pill

I’ve been reading plenty about the pill lately, between its fifty-year anniversary and the recent reports that birth control may reduce your libido, my reaction to the latter being—doesn’t everybody know that? I first heard a report on ABC, who, granted, have a knack for spinning unremarkable breaking news (my fave being the weekly reports that fried food makes you fat). But as I read several more articles on the topic recently, I realized that maybe not everyone knows that a lowered sex drive is a possible side effect of the pill?

Thinking on this, I recalled my first trip to an American gyno where I was asked whether I was on the pill or wanted to be. To which I responded, “No thanks, the pill made me feel like a sexless, bloated cow.” My doc thanked me for being so honest, and noted that not all women are. Of course, not all women experience this side effect, and with so many other factors in our lives (stress, whatnot), I imagine it’s sometimes hard to trace the source. For me it was simple case of orgasm verses no orgasm. Decision made. I need not boast the obvious positives of the pill. But I must second the sentiment echoed in The Pill May Kill Your Sex Drive on Betty and question, why has big pharma yet to come up with a better option for gals like me? And come to think of it (because I think about porn stars a lot) assuming that most starlets are on the pill, a portion of whom suffer lowered libidos—how does this side effect bode for them? Perhaps I should make some phone calls to the huz’s old colleagues and see. Then maybe one day in a far, far off land we’ll launch an ad campaign boasting fewer faked orgasms! And instead of inane commercials of women strolling the beach and chatting about birth control, we’ll see some hot, horny sex!

I digress, it’s been a long day. Time for a glass of vino in the bath.

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