Post # 1
I was inspired to ask this question by the thread about period protection methods and all the people raving about their menstrual cups!
I have an IUD and have always heard that it’s a little risky to use a menstrual cup if you have an IUD, because of the chances of accidentally pulling the IUD out when removing the cup.
I’m really curious now if the other IUD-having Bees use menstrual cups or not. If y’all could elaborate on why you do what you do, that would be great! Thanks!
Post # 3
@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
@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?