Hi, I have been using nuvaring for 4 months now. Usually, when I open the foil pouch, the ring is moist with a lubricant. This cycle, which I started on Saturday, the ring was completely dry. The package didn't seem broken.
Also, before I started using the Nuvaring, my vagina is usually a little moist during normal times (example when using the loo and wiping), but on the nuvaring this has stopped and my vagina is dry on wiping. Since starting this cycle (my 4th time), I have noticed mucus again on the tissue (only noticed today, my second day after insertion).

Could this mean that this ring is defective and it's not working like it supposed to be? If so, how do I start a new cycle at the correct time? Thank you so much for your help :)