... have the ring in for 3 weeks than immediately put a new one in to try and avoid getting a period. In my long distance relationship I know the next time I will be having intercourse is October 2nd the weekend I'm supposed to switch rings. Although I don't get a period I still have the brown discharge. I was wondering if their was any way to manipulate my cycle to make sure I don't have any sort of period or discharge for the weekend of the 2nd?