5 ways PCOS affects your sex life

PCOS can kill your desire to have sex. Read to know more

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can cause hormonal imbalances and also lead to irregular periods. PCOS can also mess up with your sex life. According to gynaecologist Dr Shalini Gupta, Fortis Healthcare, Delhi, here s how your condition can interfere with your satisfaction between the sheaths.

You are stressed yourself to get pregnant: If you are trying to have a baby, sex can become a chore. Insisting on sex when you are ovulating can be a major turn-off for your partner. And since your sex hormones are out of whack, the time you ovulate is irregular, and you have lesser chances of getting all the stress can take the fun out of your sex life.

You are insecure about your body: The increased testosterone levels can lead to extra hair sprouting up from your face, back and chest. Acne and weight gain are also associated with PCOS. All these side effects can make you feel less attractive and blow your confidence levels which in turn can affect your sex life. Feeling insecure about your body would mean that you opt for a movie night over some intimate moments in your room.

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You may not feel like having sex: You may face problems with desire and arousal if you suffer from PCOS. According to a study published in the Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 60 percent women experience some sexual dysfunction [1]. You should be aware of these symptoms of PCOS.

You get irregular periods: Your sporadic flow can mess up with your sexual life. Imagine you plan a date on Saturday night and Saturday morning you get up with all the stains and mood swings. And, if you are with someone, who does not prefer having sex during periods, you are definitely at a loss. If you are cool with having sex during periods, try these sex positions.

You may be depressed: PCOS has also been linked to an increased risk of developing depression and anxiety that can interfere with your sex life. If these symptoms sound familiar to you, it is best you consult a doctor. Here is a natural way to treat ovarian cysts and PCOS.


1. Eftekhar, T., Sohrabvand, F., Zabandan, N., Shariat, M., Haghollahi, F., & Ghahghaei-Nezamabadi, A. (2014). Sexual dysfunction in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome and its affected domains. Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 12(8), 539 546

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