NuvaRing Update

Forgot to update on this, and since I’m facing sleeplessness, might as well do it now.

So, I put the ring in last week.  It’s not quite as flexible/bendy as they lead you to believe, but it was easy enough to do.  I guess I wasn’t thinking, but didn’t realize I’d have to use my finger to push it up further.

The first couple of days I was nauseous.  I accepted that as my body becoming reaccustomed to the hormones and stuff.  I felt fine after that though.  For the next week, I was obsessed with checking it out.  Making sure it was still there.  Making sure it was in far enough.  I sit on the couch with my legs pulled up in front of me a lot and I can’t tell you how many times I wondered if it would somehow expel itself in that position.  But it didn’t.

My only real complaint so far is this uncomfortable pressure on my….I don’t know what.  Front wall??  I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’m typically sitting all day, bad posture, or what.  It just seems like it pushes down on me.  It’s not painful, but it’s not exactly pleasant either.

Gak has me paranoid now after that comment she left about it popping out during sex.  So then I’m all paranoid wondering if it would be all icky if it came out.  Of course, I remove it just to find out.  It’s fine, but I did notice it is permanently creased in the form that it was bent to insert.  Yeah, so not as flexible as I thought.  Plus, I keep thinking, if someone were to use their hand, it wouldn’t be hard to miss.  Makes me think of a ripcord or something.

I’ve been googling about it and came across some message boards where people talked about their experiences with it.  Lots of mixed reviews.  Some love it, some hated it.  Most that hated it seemed to have had problems on birth control pills, too, though. 

Lots of people said they gained a full cup size!  I don’t think I’d like that.  I’ve learned to be happy with my smallish boobs.  Now if it would shrink my stomach and thighs, I’m all for that!

Others said they had absolutely zero sex drive and/or no lubrication.  I don’t think I’d like that either.

Most said their partner couldn’t feel it and if he did, it was only in certain positions and not really a big deal.  Personally, I’m more worried about what I will feel.

And yes, several mentioned the inadvertant cock ring.  How awful!  Or incredibly funny.  I can’t decide which.

I don’t know if I’ll find out any answers to my concerns during Dr Honeydew’s visit.  But atleast if it was to happen with him, he already knows about it and could give me an honest opinion.  Since we talk about all that stuff anyway.  😛

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