Here is the current absurdity of whats going on in transfem HRT subreddits:
Transfem A: Transfem people who take progesterone often report that it increases that it increases their sex drive, but here is a ton of studies on cis women and cis men taking progestins that show it either doesn't increase sex drive or lowers it. Therefore in conclusion it likely lowers sex drive "for all humans".
Doctor who prescribes progesterone: I have found it does help increase libido for patients
Transfem A: You don't have any studies to back up your claims.
Doctor: I treat hundreds and hundreds of transfem patients and its consistent.
Transfem A: It's likely just a placebo effect.
Lots of Transfem People: We're now going to tell everyone to stop taking Progesterone.
Me: Did progesterone increase your sex drive?
Transfem A: Yes, it did increase my sex drive but my experiences are subjective and its likely a placebo effect.
Doctor gets downvoted.
Transfem A gets upvoted.
All new posts by trans people asking about progesterone are met by others stating that it lowers sex drive, even though most transfem patients report it raises it or had a neutral effect. Anyone who tries to refute these claims are directed to Transfem A's post.
@Elizafox yes, it is definitely dependant. There's a lot of factors involved i feel, whether its taken orally or rectally, and how much affect it mhad on the body's T production. Though percentage wise more people do report it to increase sex drive.
@Elizafox Also it seems to be that a third of women are genetically predisposed to get bad PMS from allopregnanolone so a good chunk of people react badly to it orally.
this is mst3k