SunneyOne 45F
2146 posts
1/19/2006 4:11 am

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That's right, the birth control method of IUD - intrauterine device. Who has one? Who knows someone who has one? Who has had sex with someone who has one? What do you know? What are your thoughts and feelings about them (the ones now, not from 20 years ago)?

AltumHunksUnite 54M

1/19/2006 9:02 am

Okay, I looked back at the Dalkon Shield IUD lawsuit, and I'm pretty sure the IUD is not available in this country anymore because the manufacturers don't want to get sued. However, they're still in use everywhere else in the world. Perhaps some of our international members who use an IUD will find this post and tell us about it.

Let me drive. I like the view

SunneyOne 45F

1/19/2006 12:14 pm

Dalkon Shield IUDs are no longer available, that is correct. However, there are two others which are new, improved, yada yada yada that are available.

Paragard - A copper wire one, inserted and able to be worn 10-12 years.

Mirena - Hard plastic and coated with Progesterone. Able to be worn 5 years.

Various websites differ on exactly how long the wear time is. That's not my issue. What I want to know is:

Can a guy feel it during sex?
Does he feel the string or the actual tip in the cervix?
If a guy is well endowed and is pushing against the cervix, and therefore the IUD, during sex, is that dangerous to me?
Can it get sucked up and lost?
What is the string made of?
And how bad is the insertion?

rm_VoodooGuru1 50M
2053 posts
1/19/2006 12:26 pm

They're available. Just IM'd mamasita (Ob/Gyn nurse prac.) about them and she said she inserted one a month ago and is inserting one next week, so... rare but still used.

They still don't know exactly why they work, but they have the highest rate of success among contraceptives - higher even than the pill/patch.

The newer ones are safe and don't have the problems of the old ones, which were considerable, statistically speaking - > 10 per 1000. (I know this 'cause I calculate stuff like this for a living).

Obviously, they don't prevent disease.

hardnready4u29 42M

1/19/2006 2:38 pm

I had a g/f with one once - worked fine, not noticeable at all, etc. The only thing was that she thought it made her mood swings even worse when her time of the month came around.

frogger1995 40F

1/19/2006 4:09 pm

I have one...talk about FUCKING great! God Bless the 20th century! No periods...no pregnancy...no cramping (or very little)...no worries! Of course I still use a condom.

I got one soleley for the period thing. BCPs cause unnecessary clotting and you have to take them everyday. Depo Provera causes osteoperosis (sp?). the IUD is good for FIVE years.

The first day you will be cramping and bleeding like crazy (and probably when you take it out)...but sooooo worth it.

frogger1995 40F

1/19/2006 4:13 pm

I have the Mirena...

Can a guy feel it during sex?

Does he feel the string or the actual tip in the cervix?

no one has ever complained about feeling it (several partners). I don't think they would care anyway.

If a guy is well endowed and is pushing against the cervix, and therefore the IUD, during sex, is that dangerous to me?

The IUD is beyond the cervix so this shouldn't be a problem... If it was dangerous for sex...it wouldn't exist (believe me!)

Can it get sucked up and lost?

Not lost but embedded into the uterus...thus you go to the gyno every year (like you should anyway) and have her/him check it out. I think as long as the string is still sticking out, you are OK

What is the string made of?

Probably something sturdy

And how bad is the insertion?

See above...not a great experience...but honestly for me no worse than my worst periods...it is over in at the most 2 days (only one for me)

WhiffAminoNames 53M
145 posts
1/19/2006 5:33 pm

I dated a girl in an LTR a few years ago. She had gotten a really bad blood clot in her leg from the pill and was forbidden by her doctor to take it ever again (or any other hormone-based contraceptive). So she was prescribed an IUD for birth control.

I don't recall the brand, but she did have it put in while we were going out. I never felt it except when I went looking for it; the string is unobtrusive but easy to find if you want to. It was partly there so that you can check it and make sure it in place regularly.

She didnt have much discomfort from the insertion, btu did feel some cramping afterwards.

JudeL5 47M  
1595 posts
1/19/2006 6:03 pm

My ex got one, the copper one I think (the more expensive one anyway). I did, ummm, fuck her a few times after she got it.... I am long enough (or she was short enough inside) that in certain positions, I hit it. From behind, where penetration is the deepest, I hit it.

Ouch. Like getting poke with a needle.

Of course I don't care anymore... and I think her new boyfriend is shorter.

41yearoldstud 53M

1/19/2006 6:48 pm

SunneyOne - I do not know much about IUD's, most of my GF's and my Ex-Fiance never used them. A Google search could yield some more official answers. Merckmedicus.com is a great place for Medical Answers. I did just want to say your pose with you on your back is pretty damn Sexy. One of the best and sexiest poses, and pretttiest lady I have seen in a while. You inspire a vivid imagination to go on overdrive - 2 Tongues Up!

keithcancook 61M
17930 posts
1/19/2006 7:06 pm

I haven't seen one of those things in years.

SunneyOne 45F

1/19/2006 7:25 pm

Gents - Thanks for the info. I did my online research and was really looking for "real life reviews" so to speak.

Frogger - Damn, woman, THANK YOU!!! I can't tell you how much that helps. I'm so relieved to know someone who actually has one.

funtoplay1973 45M
69 posts
1/20/2006 10:43 pm

My ex GF has one. Rocks. She still gets her period though. We didn't hit it, and most women don't seem to like me bottoming out anyway, so we didn't hit bottom hard enough to hit it.

She had it before my time though, so I don't really know what kind it was. I have to admit that I don't understand the whole hormonal Pill/Patch/Insert idea if we have the IUD, but such is life.

watchmesquirm 47F  
99 posts
1/23/2006 7:43 pm

I too have the mirena iud... I have gone through a variety of birth control methods... this one takes the cake! Have it installed was a bit of a drag... but the benefits of not having to worry about it completely outweigh that initial drawback. I have never had a sexual partner that could feel the little strings. It is definitely worth it!


SunneyOne 45F

1/24/2006 3:51 am

Watchme - YAY! Another satisfied customer. Have you noticed any weight gain or acne? I hear those are side effects, but wonder just how much of that is in people's minds as the hormonal dosage is VERY low.

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