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.
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