Originally Posted by DancingEquine92
Hi, I'm 19 years old, and I have PCOS (Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome). I recently got my period, because I'm taking Metformin, but very, very frequently, I feel urges to have sex. I'm choosing abstinence because I'd like to wait to have sex when I'm married. I try to masturbate but I want so much more than that. This feeling of sexual desire is beccoming so uncomfortable and annoying, it sometimes prevents me from sleeping at night. Could this be a result of PCOS because my hormones are out of balance?
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thank you very much.
I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was not much older than you. It took me two and a half years to finally get a diagnosis. Among the many troubling symptoms, especially severe weight gain, I had a tremendous spike in my libido. It was shocking actually. What you have described in your post is almost identical to what I went through. I was craving sex so bad I even considered having casual sex but I managed to get myself under control enough to realize this would make me feel horrible about myself.
I don't know if you are waiting to lose your virginity until your wedding night for religious reasons as you mention masturbation, which abstaining from usually goes hand in hand (pardon the pun
) with abstinence from sex. Personally, I don't think there is anything wrong with that and if you have to do it four times a day just to get some relief, go for it. As for waiting until your wedding night-- my personal feelings are that you should be deeply in love with the person that you are having sex with and you should be certain that they are just as in love with you, whether you are married or not. If that's the person you end up marrying, and you do wait until the wedding night, that's great!
When I finally saw an endocrinologist, I told her my sex drive had gone through the roof and that it was driving me crazy. She explained it like this. The cysts on the ovaries prevent the normal production of female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. This causes an elevation in the male hormones called androgens. One androgen is testosterone and as we all know, that's what makes males naturally want to have lots of sex.
A few other posters have commented that it's just natural that you are amorous because of your age. Actually women tend to have an increased sex drive as they get older
, especially nearing menopause, because this is yet another situation in which hormones become unbalanced.
If you work really hard on doing everything you can to deal with your PCOS such as eating a super healthy diet and getting lots of exercise, this may help. A regular exercise program should help to curb your sexual appetite as this will release endorphines.
By the way, I've had PCOS for nearly 20 years and my libido, though not as bad as the first two years, is still very high. I had a boyfriend (we were both deeply in love with each other) for about five years and I was constantly pestering him for sex. Poor thing.