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    maca root & birth control.. need help!

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    Ladies..have you tried to take maca root while on the pill? I've read from some sites that the maca root messes with & cancels out the BC, but other forms say there's not a problem? The pill has killed my libido. It's embarrassing actually. I really need help getting it back in action (newly wed & excited hubs don't mix well with a libido that's DOA)
    But I don't want to not be protected & get off the BC...any ideas? :/

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    That's what we use. Good for not having children when you don't want to, and for having them when you do want to.
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    We use a mix of what magicmerl says and the ever 100% full proof "withdrawal method". So been doing this for 8 years and we have had 2 kids....both intended. Don't mean we won't slip up and have a third, but I'm willing to risk it

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    Withdrawal is NOT 100%. Even pre-cum has sperm that is viable.
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    Use a different method of BC. I used the Mirena IUD for almost five years. It worked, minimal side effects.

    Technically, no form of BC is 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckhammer View Post
    We use a mix of what magicmerl says and the ever 100% full proof "withdrawal method". So been doing this for 8 years and we have had 2 kids....both intended. Don't mean we won't slip up and have a third, but I'm willing to risk it
    What do you call people using 'withdrawal' as birth control? Parents!

    But seriously, that's what we go with too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naiadknight View Post
    Withdrawal is NOT 100%. Even pre-cum has sperm that is viable.
    lol...Sarcasm doesn't type well huh? The 100% portion was a joke....(kinda, it's worked for 8 years). And as I said if pregnancy occurs we actually wouldn't be stressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckhammer View Post
    lol...Sarcasm doesn't type well huh? The 100% portion was a joke....(kinda, it's worked for 8 years). And as I said if pregnancy occurs we actually wouldn't be stressing.
    Ah. Missed the sarcasm completely.

    I'm actually on BC as well and want to see where this goes. Not for the libido effects (although I wouldn't say no), but some of the other effects.
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    Has anyone tried maca root for libido? My curiosity was piqued by marks post the other day - I really need to give my libido a kick up the bum!!
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    I personally just didn't want my wife to resume BC products for all the other side effects that you probably are talking about. There just really aren't all that many options that don't have side effects though outside of barrier methods (condoms....and I refuse to ever wear one again!).

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