Hormonal coil (IUS) and increased sex drive

How our community feel hormonal coil (IUS) has affected their sex drive

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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46%

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15%

Out of the 763 reviews for hormonal coil (IUS), 81 people (11%) reported increased sex drive.

Reviewers that reported increased sex drive as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Used for 1 - 3 mo
24 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Jun 24

Only hormonal contraception that hasn’t caused mental health issues ! I feel myself and my moods are actually better than when I had the copper IUD and my periods are way lighter. I have PCOS and I haven’t noticed an increase in dark excess hairs and I haven’t had any problems with acne but I have taken accutane in the past which often fixes acne permanently.

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Somewhat positive mood

2 more effects

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
32 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th May 24

jaydess coil. i wanted a low hormone coil after bad experiences with pills. best thing ive tried. some negative mood and quite a few cramps initially, but pretty good now.


Somewhat negative mood

2 more effects

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Used for 6 - 12 mo
30 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  18th Apr 24

After having fibroid operation . I wanted contraceptive with no estrogen and ideally low progesterone. Wasn't many choices it was either mini pill or coil which you take on time all the time which didn't suit me. Plus I don't suit the more modern progesterone. Makes me crazy so it had to be iud coil. I've had many Mirena in past which were great masking at my heavy bleeding from my fibroids. But tended to have low moods which I put down to progesterone. So why I went for kylenna, a coil lower version progesterone with same amount of years. Initial side effects but amazed how little I bleed and i feel moods swings aren't strong as they were on the Mirena coil. I feel more even. I think definitely sensitive to hormone changes so I see this as a benefit for me.


Very positive mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

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Hormonal coil (IUS) common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

63% of hormonal coil (IUS) reviewers reported period like cramps

45% of hormonal coil (IUS) reviewers reported tender breasts

41% of hormonal coil (IUS) reviewers reported vaginal discharge

29% of hormonal coil (IUS) reviewers reported lower back pain

27% of hormonal coil (IUS) reviewers reported breast enlargement


Possible hormonal coil (IUS) side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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