This is an issue that many GYN’S and nurse practitioners fail to tell their patients about when they discuss the possibility of a woman going on a hormonal form of birth control. Studies show sexual dysfunction is more common with hormonal treatments than originally thought. If you think about it this makes sense, as hormonal forms of birth control increase the amount of estrogen in a woman’s body. Testosterone is the hormone responsible for libido and thing of that nature, so increasing estrogen in the body can cause an imbalance in the body. This is an important area of study, as lack of libido and other forms of sexual dysfunction can damage relationships and self-esteem.

This article tackles some preliminary studies that indicate the intake of semen actually boosts mood, possibly because of the fluid’s chemical composition. It’s from Jezebel, so it takes a look at the subject from a feminist perspective. Though the studies are only touching the surface of semen’s effect on the human body, I think it makes sense from an evolutionary perspective. Obviously this new piece of information can be taken completely out of context and exploited, however, I think paranoia about this being an excuse for having unprotected sex is a little ridiculous. Oftentimes people present various statistics with an agenda and though having unprotected sex can be dangerous depending on the situation, to push aside all information that shows its beneficial simply isn’t factual. That’s my two cents. Really though, this is an interesting study. I would like to see further developments.