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Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Post Where I Totally Overshare About a Subject Which Is Best Kept Between Husbands and Wives

Okay, I'm just going to put it out there, at the risk of getting the internet equivalent of chirping crickets, but I'm okay with that, because maybe I'm the only one that experiences this, and if that's the case, I'm just going to accept that this is how I am.

Fertility treatments make me... ummmm... more interested in... you know... hanging out with DH... in that way.

And it has absolutely nothing to do with making babies.

It starts about 5 days before IUI day. You, know, about the time when things really start to get going... down there. And it always starts with the inappropriate dreams. Okay, now I'm oversharing.

I've never been a super libidinous person. And s.e.x was always tied very closely with love and affection, meaning it was not a physical desire as much as an emotional one.

Oh, but this is different.

I'm starting to think this is how it must feel to be a guy.

And my poor DH, I'm not sure he knows what to make of it.

I don't know what it is, the extra estrogen, all those follies brewing inside me, but the injectable cycles do it, and the femara cycle, too. (The clomid cycles? Nope, nothing.)

So there it is. I'm not complaining. DH is not complaining.

It's like a little bonus.


  1. This is a bonus indeed! So often, our libido is squelched by the scheduled sex and the pressure of timing. I know I had more fluids during any cycle with injections, and that certainly made the idea of intimacy more exciting. But I was usually too bloated and bruised to desire anything more than a heating pad and sympathy. I guess you'll be having a good weekend!

  2. It's amazing how powerful tiny little hormones are!! They control a lot more than we think they do.
    It makes sense that you would switch clinics for the IVF. Maybe instead of thinking of it failing as devastation, maybe it would be "time for other options," but any of these thoughts would be getting way ahead of ourselves, and I hope you don't even have to get there.
    Thanks for your comment, it does take our hearts much longer to believe something that our mind knows.

  3. YAY for some positive side effects :)

  4. Heck yeah for those loving feelings. ;) These hormones we take are powerful, it's so true.

  5. Just found your blog and did a lot of head-nodding during this post. Strange, isn't it? Now...if I could just apportion those amorous feelings fairly to the rest of the year...