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I no longer find masturbation pleasurable...why?

I’m a 20-year-old woman and, for the past few years, I haven’t been able to become sexually aroused. When I was younger, I’d get turned on easily and enjoyed masturbation. Now when I try to masturbate, I don’t feel anything…and I’ve never had an orgasm. What do you suggest?

Can birth control pills make orgasms more difficult to achieve?

I'm 16 and I’ve been on birth control for a long time. I recently started taking a certain brand, and all of a sudden my ability to orgasm went away...but I had been able to masturbate to orgasm before with no problems. So I decided to switch pills again to see if that would fix the problem...but nothing’s changed, even though I’ve been on it for almost a whole pack. Are birth control pills ruining my orgasms? Will I ever get my orgasms back?