I'm 23 and I have insulin resistance. I was diagnosed about 4years ago. I don't have PCOS, at least it doesn't seem like it because I have no cysts and before starting birth control my periods were very regular. But I have some hair loss and some mild hirsutism... so maybe I have some symptoms but I digress.
I was wondering if low sex drive could be related to insulin resistance. Around 5 years ago I kinda had a depressive episode... I started feeling fine afew months later, but my sex drive started decreasing progressively and since then, it has never come back. I miss the pleasure I felt simply kissing someone. At one point I thought it was because I was bored of my then boyfriend (we had a rough relationship), but then I was with a couple guys I thought were attactive and nothing.
I've read that insulin can have an effect on mood and other hormones and all... but I don't know, it just feels like such a big stretch to me... however I hope it has something to do, because that will be one more reason to get my IR under control.