Women should come off the contraceptive pill to confirm their feelings for their partner
The Pill changes the way feel about love and sex by altering body chemistry causing women to enjoy sex less and stay in relationships longer.
The contraceptive Pill has such an impact on feelings about love and sex that scientists are urging women to come off it to re-confirm their romantic attraction to their partner.
Hormones in the oral contraceptive can also have an effect on the type of man women are attracted to.
Dr Craig Roberts from University of Stirling found women on the Pill experience less sexual satisfaction and find their husband or boyfriend less attractive and less exciting in the bedroom.
But the study, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, also found that those women rated their partner more highly in areas such as faithfulness and support making them good providers.
‘Choosing a non-hormonal barrier method of contraception for a few months before getting married might be one way for women to reassure herself that she’s attracted to her partner,’ says Dr Roberts.
Previous research has shown that women who use the contraceptive Pill are more attracted to boyish looks than masculine men.