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Increased Sex Drive

Early pregnancy symptom

When it comes to sex during pregnancy, women generally fall into 2 distinct categories; can’t get enough of it, or don’t want any part of it! And it may change throughout pregnancy. Increased sex drive during pregnancy is completely normal, and is quite common in the second trimester. Women also report an increased libido during the first few weeks after conception, and is likely due not only to the sudden spike in hormones, but also the increased blood flow to the breasts and genital area.



Comparison of how often this symptom is experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.


After implantation (9 dpo+)
experiencing this symptom
the probability of pregnancy


Overall (during the luteal phase)
experiencing this symptom
the probability of pregnancy





Summary of chart

An explanation of the affect on the probability of pregnancy for each day past ovulation or group of days.

0 dpo - 3 dpo

Does not significantly affect probability of pregnancy

4 dpo - 9 dpo

Slightly decreases probability of pregnancy

10 dpo - 18 dpo

Decreases probability of pregnancy


Detailed breakdown by DPO

Shows data for days where differences are meaningful.

Day past ovulationPregnant vs non-pregnant
5 dpo 1.2 times less (-16%)
6 dpo 1.2 times less (-15%)
7 dpo 1.2 times less (-15%)
8 dpo 1.3 times less (-20%)
9 dpo 1.3 times less (-22%)
10 dpo 1.4 times less (-24%)
11 dpo 1.4 times less (-24%)
12 dpo 1.4 times less (-23%)
13 dpo 1.4 times less (-24%)
14 dpo 1.4 times less (-27%)
15 dpo 1.5 times less (-29%)
16 dpo 1.5 times less (-32%)
17 dpo 1.7 times less (-38%)
18 dpo 1.8 times less (-43%)
Understanding the data

Pregnant women experience this symptom the number of times listed as often as non-pregnant. The percentage listed refers to the percentage increase or decrease between pregnant and non-pregnant.

Visit the dpo chart pages to view most common and significant positive and negative indicators of pregnancy for each day past ovulation.




What women are saying about this symptom.

Mrs. T  4 months ago
11 dpo and I need it.

Jasmine1993  8 months ago
Period was due 5/26 and nothing but spotting for 3days. I'm not a horny person but for 2 weeks now I'm horny everyday. I know something is u

Serenitytyner  1 year ago
18 DPO increased sex drive for a few days now which is not normal for me... my libido is never this high.

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