Does anyone who has an IUD use a menstrual cup?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you have an IUD and use a menstrual cup?
    Yes, have IUD and use menstrual cup : (1 votes)
    14 %
    Have IUD but don't use cup : (2 votes)
    29 %
    Don't have IUD but use cup : (3 votes)
    43 %
    Other : (0 votes)
    I love polls! : (1 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    257 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @Creiddylad:  I am avid cup user for a little more than two years now. I don’t have a IUD though but I have read about the concerns in regards to cup use. However, keep in mind that one does not “pull” the cup out but rather “wiggles” it out… Cannot really explain it but I don’t use the stem to pull but rather to locate the bottom of the cup. I then gently “wiggle” ( I don’t know how else to describe it…) the cup out. I cannot see why and how unless you are careless, you could pull out your IUD… But then again, I dont have any first hand experience…


    As for using the cup in general, it’s been a great experience. It helped me a lot when it comes to thrush and it generally feels more comfortable than any other menstruation products I have tried so far. Also, as there is a higher risk of infections in general with IUDs, I think the menstrual cup might be a great alternative for you. Keep in mind that tampons for example dry you out and contain lots of bleeched cotton which simply cannot be good for the vagina… Anyway, you proably heard all the positive aspects of the cup already, so I stop raving! 😉


    Post # 4
    989 posts
    Busy bee

    @Creiddylad:  I have an IUD, but no periods (woohoo!). I would be concerned about the ‘pulling it out’ part. Can you ask the doctor who inserted the IUD? You might be able to get the strings cut shorter so it won’t be an issue?

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