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24 January 2015 @ 11:44 pm
Hello, how are y'all doing? I'm off cups this month thanks to my new IUD. Or as I like to call it, my magic plastic science capsule. So yeah I'm still kind of recovering from having a foreign object put into my uterus. I'm being extra careful for the first month, which means I'm using pads, and I'm not happy about it. I mean I've heard some people say you can use a cup right away, but expulsions are most likely to happen in the first month, and I don't want to take chances. But pads are just so annoying! And I'm almost out of pads! I haven't bought pads in years, this is unacceptable. And it's making me think about the fact that when I use the cup, my period really doesn't get in the way of my sex life much. Because we can still do external stuff fine, and it doesn't bother me that I'm on my period. My boyfriend can still stick his hand in my pants and it's not a big deal for me to be like "oh by the way, my cup is in." I mean, I suppose tampons should work the same way, but I always had leaking problems with tampons, and the string would weird me out. But now, I'm wearing bulky pads that might leak and that whole area is a no-go zone, it's just really frustrating for both of us. I remember some cup brand listing "sensual" as one of the advantages of the their product, with some euphemistic explanation. Well they may have been on to something. Ahem. Anyway, that's enough livejournal rant for one day. Let me know if you have any questions about IUDs, because they're great! And because of the ACA, they're now covered by many (most?) insurance plans without co-pay. Seriously, I had to pay a $10 co-pay for the consultation appointment, and the rest was free. It's supposed to stay put for 5 years and I only had to pay $10. I'm super excited about this you guys!
megankgrmegankgr on January 26th, 2015 06:31 pm (UTC)
My IUD was also completely free! And I have the paragard so yay for 10 years of free pregnancy protection!
I completely understand your hatred of pads. I use liners as cup backup on my heavy days and they suck! I also notice a bit of a smell when I wear them /: not noticeable until I'm using the bathroom but still annoying. I would highly recommend looking into cloth pads. It wouldn't solve the sexy-times problem but they're much more comfortable and without the chemical crap. I can't seem to find mine this month but it really is a major improvement from the disposable variety. Good luck with your new IUD and welcome to the club!

Ps. I started using my cup during my first period with my IUD (1 month after insertion) and had no issues whatsoever but I completely understand the expulsion fears. I stopped worrying about that after a few months
titaniumtrinitytitaniumtrinity on January 26th, 2015 07:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tip, I've considered cloth pads but never tried them. But I'm planning to get back to using the cup and then hopefully I won't have to worry about pads at all. I do use disposable liners for back up sometimes, but those don't bother like pads do. Hope you find your cloth pads, haha.
divacupaerb on June 24th, 2015 09:02 pm (UTC)
This is hilarious to me because I am in this boat right now and I could have written the entire part about pads. I'm on day two of needing to wear pads and it's so freaking miserable I just want to die. haha. How I ever lived without my cup idk.