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!