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10 April 2012 @ 06:09 pm
Hey all! It's been a while since I've posted, but don't worry I've still been around(:
ok, I am completely confused :S I started my period today, and I should put my ring in (for the first time ever) right? That means I'll have to use it with my MeLuna, so do you make sure that the ring is outside of the cup every time you insert your cup? That's my best conclusion, if the ring were to sit in the cup that would completely compromise the effectiveness of the birth control am I right?!
Sorry for the stupid questions.. :/
Darling Nikkijessiebanana on April 10th, 2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
I feel like a menstrual cup and the Nuva Ring would be an obnoxious pairing at the best and just improper use of bc at the worst. Of course I'm someone who tried the ring and hated it because I found it generally annoying and inconvenient.

Theoretically you'd get your period on the off week when you aren't wearing the ring, like the placebo pill week, but anyone taking hormonal bc knows the tail end of your period usually overlaps when you need start the new week, unless you have super short periods.

The Nuva Ring has a wider diameter, IIRC than most cups. The best goal would be to aim to not disturb the ring during removal. The ring does need to touch your skin so it can't be in the cup. I don't know if it changes the effectiveness if the cup sits against it. It would be covering the entire front side. You'd have to ask your doctor. Also your doctor should have told you when to start using it and there should be instructions in the package as well.
Christinai_bleed_magenta on April 11th, 2012 01:31 am (UTC)
I use the NuvaRing and a Meluna actually, and I haven't had much trouble. I do have a few days of overlap where I'm still bleeding after I put the ring in, but I've pretty much got it figured out. I can usually coax my ring up pretty high so it's tucked right behind my cervix, and the cup sits much lower so often they don't even touch. But if it won't go up that high (which happens!) I just make sure I insert along the back side of my vagina, and hold it there with one finger while I put the folded cup in. Once the cup pops open, it all just seems to work fine, since everything's pretty squishy down there! You do have to be mindful of the ring when you take out the cup, but I've never lost a ring yet!

Hope that helps!
Serpent: neutralserpent_849 on April 11th, 2012 02:39 pm (UTC)
i tagged your post with nuvaring, check the tag:) many use nuvaring and a cup successfully and there have been some posts with tips.