View Full Version : Menstrual Cup and IUD. (and something else for Cuppers!)
I don't have either, but a friend has piqued my interest...
She said she won't have an IUD because she likes her cup too much.
Apparently the IUD can come out.... or something
Does this REALLY happen?! :eek: I was thinking of getting and IUD after this bub until hubby gets the 'operation' :p but I'd also like a cup.
On a side note, does anyone use a cup without their husbands/partners knowing :laughing: :laughing: My husband finds the thought revolting but I want one anyway :p I know he doesn't have a big say, but I'd rather he lived in the merry ol' world and doesn't say anything if I were to get one :p
I've never heard of the IUD thing, but I'm not interested in contraception for myself, so I haven't looked into it.
On the hubby front, unless you DTD during your monthly flow, he doesn't really have to know. And if you do, a discreet trip to the loo beforehand would probably do the trick.
My hubby wholeheartedly embraced the idea, so I've never had to deal. I don't think I'd've cared one way or another, though.
Just did a quick search (google is my friend!) and it seems there is quite a bit on the subject of cups and IUD's, but most link back to other forums, which i don't think can be posted here.
Try typing "IUD+menstrual cup" into your search engine.
Seems loads of women are using both.
I read somewhere that the IUD can be accidentally pulled out due to the suction of the cup.
I went back to where I got the IUD put in and asked them, they were stumped so went off to do a bit of research for me and got back to me saying that as long as I know where my IUD strings are that it'll be fine and they'd never heard of the cups being a problem. I guess the main thing is not to pull the strings out accidentally.
I try to break the suction before pulling the cup out too, just to be on the safe side.
I've heard mixed reports but I like them both too much to give one up :laughing:
If your strings are short I don't think you shouldn't have problems with the IUD being sucked out with your cup. I think the main problem would be accidentally grabbing the strings when you take your cup out.
I have the IUD & use a cup with no dramas at all, I asked the OB/GYN who put it in & she said no probs.
As far as hubby, can you tell him how much better for your body a cup is? My DH couldn't care less what I use as long as it's safe & I'm happy with it. Anyway, it's not like he sees me attend to business when AF is visiting so he doesn't have to deal with it
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