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Does Progesterone Increase Sex Drive?

12 December, 2023

So, you are wondering if progesterone can turn up the heat on your sex drive? Well, spoiler alert: it can't. In fact, it can be a bit of a hindrance if you are looking to get lucky. But whether you are looking to go at it like a rabbit or are just curious about how progesterone affects you and your sex drive, keep reading to find out exactly what progesterone does and what is the best cure for a lacking libido. 

What is progesterone and how does it affect me? 

Progesterone is a female sex hormone that is produced mainly by the ovaries and is responsible for regulating your menstrual cycle and helping support pregnancy. Progesterone levels start to rise in the later stages of your menstrual cycle as your body prepares for a potential pregnancy. If, of course, no pregnancy occurs then levels start to drop and this is how the hormone fluctuates throughout the month. But that's not all, as the effects of progesterone extend far beyond just your fertility, influencing your mood, sleep, and yes, your sex drive.

So does progesterone increase sex drive? 

Well, you already know the answer to that but let us explain further.  Unfortunately, when it comes to progesterone and your sex drive far from revving up your engine it slams on the brakes. But why? 

Progesterone’s main role is to help you become and stay pregnant.  If you are pregnant then there is no reason to have sex (biologically speaking of course). So it makes sense that the hormone will not make you super horny. But let's get a bit more scientific, shall we? 

It's all a balancing act 

Progesterone, estrogen and testosterone are the main sex hormones that impact your sex drive and the root cause of a low sex drive can commonly be put down to these hormones being out of kilter.

Estrogen levels are at their highest during the ovulation stage of your menstrual cycle and high levels of this hormone have been found to support a healthy sex drive and increase your libido. However high levels of progesterone suppress estrogen production and therefore your sex drive. Progesterone also affects your mood and can have a sedative effect on your body which can lead to you not feeling as frisky as usual. 

Although commonly misattributed as a male hormone, testosterone is found in both men and women and is the key component to fuelling your sexual desire. For women, low testosterone is a major cause of a loss of libido. So if you want to get your freak on and feel in the mood again then making sure your testosterone levels are up and your hormones are in balance is the way to do it. 

So if progesterone can’t increase my sex drive what can it do? 

Now just because progesterone doesn’t increase your sex drive doesn't mean it doesn't have some amazing benefits for you and your body. Progesterone is known to have a calming effect and help to regulate your mood. Not only this, but it improves your sleep, supports bone health, aids in weight loss, and is a fantastic reliever of PMS symptoms. 

So a bit like goldilocks, your progesterone levels need to be just right for you to feel at your best. As not having enough progesterone especially in the second part of your menstrual cycle can bring about some very unwelcome PMS symptoms including:

  • Mood swings 

  • Anxiety 

  • Irritability

  • Bloating 

  • Fatigue 

  • Acne 

  • Heavy periods 

  • Headaches 

  • Cramps 

If you are struggling with these types of symptoms come your time of the month then increasing your progesterone levels with our bioidentical progesterone cream is sure to do the trick in saying bye-bye to your PMS. The cream helps in relieving symptoms and  restoring your energy, mood and overall well being. 

So how do I increase my sex drive? 

Now you know the answer to does progesterone increase sex drive? You are probably wondering if progesterone doesn’t then what does? 

From the obligatory oysters and champagne to the lesser-known horny goat weed there are many aphrodisiacs that are said to get your motor running. But for those who don't want to risk a dodgy belly and a fuzzy head in the morning, there are more proven alternatives. 

As we have explained, low testosterone goes hand in hand with a low sex drive in both women and men. Therefore making sure that your testosterone is at the right levels for you is essential to having a healthy sex drive and that's why our bioidentical testosterone cream can help. 

If you're experiencing low libido, our testosterone cream can help you restore your sexual desire by rebalancing your testosterone levels with your very own personalised dosage delivered straight to your door. 

So if you are feeling like your mojo needs a bit of a boost and want to take back control of your libido then start an online consultation with us now. 

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