i recently switched from implanon to nuvaring due to side effects from implanon.. I love the nuvaring so far, im comfortable with my body so it doesnt bother me unless of course; im having sex. My boyfriend and i can both feel it during sex. I can feel it and it doesnt bother me. But my boyfriend, says it "rubs him wrong" and at time almost hurts.. He has a large "package" so i wonder if thats the reason, but id like to know if i can take it out while having sex as long as i put it right back in?? I really like this form of BC so i dont wanna switch. But id like sex to be comfortable for my boyfriend... Please help!
They have a big black letter statement that says leave it in place for 3 weeks. It also says if you feel it it may not be back far enough, so here is the web site for it, there is alot of good info on it. http://www.nuvaring.com At the bottom of the site it says patient info, if you read all that you'll be an expert on it.
It's funny that one of the commenters mentioned to look at the patient info on the NuvaRing site, and said you CAN'T take it out, whereas I found this further down on that same page:
NuvaRing® can accidentally slip out of the vagina while removing a tampon, during intercourse, or straining during a bowel movement. If NuvaRing® slips out of the vagina and it has been out for less than three hours, you should still be protected from pregnancy. NuvaRing®can be rinsed with cool to lukewarm (not hot) water and reinserted as soon as possible, and at the latest
within three hours of removal or expulsion (slipping out).
Personally, my boyfriend can feel it, so knowing that it can be taken out for up to three hours is helpful.
The part about cleaning it is only if you have to take it out and reinsert it... you don't have to regularly clean it. Once you've used it for the 3 weeks, you can throw it out, have your week without it, and then put in a new one.
Hopefully this helps!
No, no, no! I asked my health care provider and read in the manual about if you take it out but insert it back in no longer than 3 hours you should be good. Nope. I have been on the Nuvaring for 8 years, had a very serious, long term relationship with while being on this birth control, never got pregnant. Until this past year with my current relationship. I had never received complaints prior to, but he could also feel it (he is I guess you could say well above average in that area). So we took it out and place it right back in after intercourse. Here we are now with our 6 month old daughter. If you don't want to get pregnant, do not take it out or use another form of birth control if you do. She's the best thing that has ever happened to us!! But a big, good surprise!
- NuvaRing Information for Consumers
- NuvaRing Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of NuvaRing (detailed)
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