Hey, just thought id ask if anyone got their 'sexual appetite' back just before getting their period? Im just looking out for signs to keep me motivated, im a healthy bmi now..
Hee hee, I like the title for this thread :)
I haven't lost my period so can't answer your question directly, however I certainly experience an increase in such an appetite once a month a couple of days before I'm due on so it is a normal hormonal response in the monthly cycle. I would say that it looks promising, certainly looks to be hormonal.
Good luck! xx
haha the title is pretty great! :)
I know personally that when I lost my period due to anorexia I lost all sexual desire, or at least most of it. When my period is regular and occuring naturally (right now it isn't, I am on the Pill,) I KNOW that that sort of appetite revves up again. I also experience it pretty profoundly the days before I start.
Hope this helps!! You need to stay motivated about these kinds of things, because I know that they can be very frustrating!
and here i was innocently thinking this meant you were more hungry...
yeah thats all i had to contribute!
Being absolutely honest, I hope that is it, cause that's kind of... what I've been wondering for past few days. It can't be a bad sign though. Even if period doesn't come back now, I think it's good progress in getting it back, and I stick to it! :D
I've been wondering the same exact thing! Pre-ED, I always had a little bit of hormonal feelings, but back when I was anorexic, I felt depressed and had absolutely no emotion about anything like that, and barely thought at all about boys. But now that I'm at a healthier weight and eating like there's no tomorrow, lately I've been getting these crazy...sexual desires (I feel so weird typing that lol) Though its a little strange, I'm also kind of glad that I'm feeling this way, as it gives me hope about getting my period back.
Anyway, its great that you're experiencing this too, as I believe its a very good sign that your reproductive system is starting to function again. You're on the right track :)
Thanks so much guys.. It is weird typing out those feelings but if its a good sign Im getting my health back I dont really care haha.. My fingers are soo crossed. I remember I would ah, get the same before I would mensturate before ED aswell so Im really hoping its a really good sign :)
When I lost my period, my 'sexual appetite' was gone and the only reason I still liked, er, being intimate with my boyfriend was because I heard it burned calories. Total ED thinking. Well, I must say, I got my period back and boy did that change! I mean the first few ones, nah, it wasn't really different, but then a few nights ago, right before my period, I was, um, pretty sexually hungry....wow this is a really weird topic yet so funny at the same time :) I'm pretty sure my boyfriend thinks I'm completely nuts now cuz of how different I'm acting before my periods buuuuut oh well ;) It's a really nice feeling I think. And it makes you feel normal too especially since your period is coming and you definitely don't feel normal when you've got no period. Like others have said, getting that back is definitely not a damaging thing and it is good to feel a sexual appetite.
We learned in Biology that women get a lot more sexually hungry during the periovulatory period which is right before the period because their testosterone levels are higher. You may be in the periovulatory period and could explain a reason for an increase in sexual desire.
Aaaaanywhoooo, quite interesting and nice topic to smile at :) Good luck and hope you're period is coming back!
I definitely hope so!
I just got my period back and still not getting "those" sort of feelings....so maybe it takes a little time.
I can't wait to feel like a completely normal, functioning, hormonal female again!!!
I got it back, I got it back!
It was a good sign! Also, my uh, nipples were very tender for about a week before.. yayyyy!
Its very light, but I hope its here to stay!
Oh and btw, I had just started drinking chocolate milk, full fat milk and eating full fat icecream... mmm magnums! And the night before I also ate 300 grams of chocolate.. Sooo I got over 100grams of fat that day ahahaha :)
Congratulations!!! :) I'm very happy for you and thank you for bringing us some good news. It's encouraging. And hurray for fats!
my sexual appetite returned awhile ago. rawr! but still no period. i'm convinced it's on its way though.
All I'll say is my boyfriend thinks I'm on drugs.. ;)
OMG my boyfriend said the same thing! He was all "what is wrong with you?!" It was hilarious :)
And my fingers are crossed for everyone, good luck! <3
Awesome news, congratulations!! :) xx