I am 21 and in a committed relationship and we like to have sex, well a lot. I have been on birth control pills for 2 or so years now and I seem to have lost my sex drive, I am dry, and moody. I also have a problem with remembering to take my pill everyday. We like to go out and I don't always remember to bring it with me. I am thinking about getting Mirena to maybe cure these problems I have but I have not been able to find reviews of how sex was after the insertion. Me and my boyfriend do get quite 'into it' if you know what I mean and I don't want to have sex be uncomfortable if I do decide to get it. I have also been wondering if having very passionate sex can cause Mirena to be knocked out of place or cause more of a risk of it puncturing though? Any advice is welcome!
22 Aug 2011
Mirena is not recommended for a person who has not had any children or someone with multiple partners. If you have given birth to at least one child and have only one partner then Mirena may work well for you. Mirena sits inside the uterus (womb) and the strings are outside the cervix for removal by a healthcare professional. The strings should be checked by you after each menstrual period. if you feel more than strings then your device may be out of place. You and your partner should not feel Mirena during intercourse. Mirena is placed in the uterus, not in the vagina. Sometimes male partners feel the threads. Having vigorous intercourse should not dislodge the device because it is in the uterus not the vagina. Mirena will provide birth control for 5 years. If you still want to prevent pregnancy after 5 years they can remove the old one and replace it with a new one.
If you have not had a child yet, you may want to look into a birth control patch or Nuva Ring instead. Talk to your healthcare professional to go over your options.
23 Aug 2011
Well, I have Mirena, and have had it since 2007, but I also have 3 sons. To answer your question, the strings CAN get pushed into the uterus by vigorous sex. Not sure if the device itself does. I know my strings have been gone for months now. On an MRI they can see the Mirena still in place, but it cannot be removed by a simple office visit now. My cervix must be dilated in order to remove it, making it much more difficult. I've also been getting infections from it lately, and had to visit the er on two occasions for severe pelvic pain. We are monogamous, and married 7 years now. My whole issue seems to stem from the device shifting, if not from vigorous sex, I don't know from what. I think yours is a legitimate concern. Best of luck!
2 Apr 2012
I had Mirena put in almost a week ago since I also have difficulties remembering to take a pill (Mirena has a higher rate of preventing pregnancy as well) I have never had children, and while it is preferred it is NOT necessary for a woman to previously have children to have Mirena. One of my best friends who also does not have children recommended it to me. While I have not had sex yet (still sore) since getting it placed I do know that sex will not cause it to "slip out" or embed in the uterus. Some women can not tolerate having a IUD/IUS in their body, this is merely because their body will reject it. Think of it like a foreign organism, your bodies natural response is to reject this new "threat" that is unknown in order to protect itself from a possible virus or infection. No amount of excessive movement will cause it to fall out.
The strings should soften as time goes by and at times can be felt by a sex partner, if the strings have been cut too short then that can cause the problem of them "disappearing" but should be checked by your gynecologist in case the device has became embedded. Other than that, the strings should not go past the cervix. I would suggest to keep them the recommended length and not have them cut short, otherwise it will be very difficult to have it removed. Now, since you have not had children, and I can tell you from experience that placing Mirena is very painful. The cramps can last a couple of days and you may get nausea as well. Taking Aleve (unless you are allergic to Naproxen) is very suggested. Make sure that your gyno also gives you an anxiety or pain medication. Some OBGYN will prescribe a medication to make you dilate so that insertion is less painful. If you have a good gynecologist they will implant Mirena while you are on your period, if not (trust me on this one) it is excruciatingly painful the first day. After the first couple of days you will experience discomfort. As far as sex goes my friend that recommended it to me has a normal, active, and very satisfying sex life.If it causes discomfort during sex I would recommend talking to your gynecologist.
8 Jan 2014
I've had mirena now for almost 4 months. I don't know if it's because of the mirena or because of coming off the pill, but sex has been mind blowingly amazing. We have had a very healthy sex life (daily if not more) and it was always good, but it seems even more so after having mirena placed/stopping the pill. I am a 40 year old mother of 3 and I am just glad to be having mind blowingly good sex on a daily basis!!!
10 Sep 2014
I'm 22, just got Mirena about a week ago and after my first time having sex with it in place, the strings are gone. I'm going to go try to find them again tonight and I'm hoping they come back down, but right now I'm really afraid that they've gone into my uterus. I don't think sex interferes with the device in any other way though, it just moves the strings (I hope). I have still had cramping this whole week and I got a small sharp pain in the same place several times today already and it's starting to freak me out.
I wish I had gone with Nexplanon instead, to be honest.
18 Dec 2014
I know this is an older post but I feel the need to reply to this. I had the Mirena IUD inserted in 2009. Afterward sex was painful for me and the strings annoyed my husband. After about 3 years the pain during intercourse didn't go away but I built up a tolerance to it. Other than that I had no issues with the Mirena until time came to remove it. The IUD broke when the doctor pulled on the strings. I had to have a hysteroscopy guided procedure to get the fragmented IUD out and now after 2 months sex is painful yet again. But just because this happened to me doesn't mean it will happen to you. My main advice is to weigh the pros and cons of the Mirena vs the pill vs the shot and figure which fits into your lifestyle the best.
18 Dec 2014
Following my earlier comment on 23rd Nov I said I had decided to remove the Mirena Coil/ & I did! It was the best thing I ever did... I had been getting pains after sex, after orgasm & sometimes after extreme exercise. I had it removed on 29th Nov & since then I have experienced NO pain whatsoever - it is absolute bliss! I wish I had it removed 18months ago! I am now staying on Norethisterone for my endiometriosis & that is sufficient to keep the periods at bay. I think that the Mirena coil is good but if you get pain, have it removed so that you can determine if that is causing the pains or not. I personally think its a trial & error thing with the Mirena - some people find it great & others don't like it one bit. Everybody is different.
19 Jan 2015
I wanted to let everyone know that I never did get the mirena because of the stories that were shared with me. I also had a friend take the plunge of getting it and she had it removed 3 weeks later due to severe pain. I did a lot of research about the hormone in the mirena and decided I didn't want to take a chance. I had used the same hormone before and it was disastrous for my body. Hopefully one day they will come out with a better berth control.
19 Jan 2015
Hello! Responding to your questions- I have a friend the got the mirina and has no kids they reason they want women to atleast have one child before getting it put in is because its known to cause infertility and if some goes wrong with the mirina that can cause you not to have a child you already have one so it get it at your own risk kinda thing with no children . I got my first one in 2009 and had it in nearly 5 years sometimes they dont always last the whole 5 years and your mirina will let you know its time to take it out, with that one my husband got stuck around my strings I couldnt feel it but he did he thought my strings were gonna cut his junk off lol ... tmi- I had to get the strings off that was wrapped around it.
One time he always swore it felt the end of my mirina poke him on the tip of his junk .I had it taken out to try for a 2nd baby I had to be put on meds to have a period and fertility meds I had symptoms of pre menopause my body wasn't making fertile eggs let alone having a period and if for some reason at that time if I got pregnant I would have lost my child becuase the mirina thins your uterus lining I barley had a uterus lining after having the mirina in nearly the 5 years it was too thin and if the embryo imbedded I woulda lost baby and coulda been looking at surgery over my uterus now , after 18 months of the treatments amd trying I finally got pregnant . Now I got my 2nd mirina placed in 9 months ago and its alittle different then the first with the periods and such... really getting "into" sex can hurt you and u will have to stop or slow down I swore he done moved my mirina or was rubbing against it , that was uncomfortable . My nurse that works with my doctor had a mirina placed in and her and her husband got into it and her mirina flipped upside down in her uterus and she got pregnant and they couldnt remove it .. which is serious and dangerous the reason because the mirina thins your uterus lining that u need think to get the baby attached to you uterus and holdthe baby in place. Hope this can help theres both good and bad when it comes to getting the mirina.
18 Feb 2015
I have had mirenia for 3 years... my ex never felt the string and I never really felt anything during sex... however my current boyfriend says he can feel it and its painful for me... once in a while I get a sharp pain as if he hit it just right and it moved. Also have noticed that I get cramps way worse now then I ever did before during my period... and I know they say your period should go away but I still get mine every single month for a week sometimes 2 but it's very very light and it comes and goes for that week or 2 weeks. Also I never had a kid.
18 May 2015
I'm sorry but you should NOT have Mirena if you have not had kids. I've read so many things online of women complaining that the insertion hurt. Well duh it's going to hurt when your cervix has never stretched! And if it does shift more inside of you it's not going to be fun when you get it out.
Also, if you get it DO NOT have sex (or move much) within the first week at least. You are supposed to rest because your body is getting used to it. It also does not prevent pregnancy in the first week.
But Mirena acts as if you are pregnant. I honestly have been extremely happy with it (I had post partum depressen and it helped my emotions). I can't say anything about sex because my hubby is away at Military training for another few months (he's been gone for 4 already). But with masturbation it's uncomfortable and a lil painful. I'm very sore (I've had it in for about a month) and I can feel the strings. But I've heard it takes time to get used to. I probably just need to get my strings trimmed if it doesn't go away.
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