Post # 1
I have an appointment next Friday to discuss the possibility of me going on nuvaring to use soley as birth control. My husband and I really dislike condoms so in order to prevent any unwanted little ones, I’ve decided the nuvaring seems to be the best option. For any bee’s that have or know about the nuva ring: I’ve heard you can take the ring out for sex if your partner or you can feel the ring during intercorse.
Is that true??
Post # 3
Yup, it’s super easy to take out and put back in. I just store it in the foil pouch it comes in and then put it back in when we’re done. You can have it out for up to 3 hours before it loses its effectiveness.
Post # 4
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That’s true, you can take it out. My husband never noticed it though. I love nuvaring, esp if you’re like me and forget to take the pill.
Post # 5
Yep it can come out for up to 2 hours (just rinse before re-inserting), but honestly my FI has never had an issue with it and I can’t even tell.
Post # 6
Hm, I am probably going to go on the NuvaRing once I get insurance in a few months. My fiance said that his EX had it and he never felt it when they had sex.
I guess it differs from couple to couple.
PPs: Are you saying that if you take it out during sex you are STILL protected? I thought you had to keep it in all the time. Taking it out would really make me paranoid.
Post # 7
i had it a few years ago and my bf at the time actually really liked the feeling of it…
Post # 8
Super glad to hear that you can take it out! I’ve heard from other women that they can’t feel it at all but in the event that I do feel it, I love knowing I can take it out freely during sex and put it back in right after we finish.
Thank you bee’s! 🙂
Post # 9
@Stace126: Yep you’re still protected. It’s a different method of delivering the hormones so it can come out for up to 2 hours.
Post # 10
yep, when i was on it i took it out every time i had sex and as long as i put it back in within an hour or 2 everything was fine! my FI really hated how it felt and i could kind of feel it as well, so i just took it out. i stopped the nuvaring because it made me really depressed, so watch your moods.
Post # 11
As PP have said, you can take it out for up to two hours and not lose effectiveness. Just rinse well in cold water and re-insert.
However, I never have needed to do so. I love Nuvaring — SO much easier than remembering to take a pill every day, and I haven’t noticed any bad side effects. Actually, I think it cleared up some minor acne! Definitely recommend it!
Post # 12
My husband couldn’t feel it and we used it for years with no pregnancies. I LOVED it.
Post # 13
Oh for sure you can take it out. Been on the nuva ring for about 5 years an d I love it. Technically you are supposed to be able to leave it in for sex but yes, unless your vagina is a vast cavern (likely not) you feel it. So I prefer to take it out. The information packet says to simply not leave it out for more than a cumulative 3 hours each day. Kind of cool to know that it is that sensitive and low dose that 3 hours makes the difference. And not an issue unless you are having sex for more than 3 hours each day in which case I am jealous.
For hubby and I though it not so much a discomfort thing but a practicality thing why we take it out. Back in the day men were instructed to not even touch birth control pills because they could cause harm to them hormonally. It just feels wrong I guess to let my husband rub his penis all over it inside me knowing it is releasing estrogen. Plus a word of caution, studies have indicated that women who leave it in during sex are more likely to contract urinary tract infections for whatever reason. And UTIs are such a drag.
Also a heads up that is unrelated to your specific post but I wish someone had told me before going on Nuva ring….it takes some getting used to. This may sound like TMI but I remember that it took about a month for the muscles in my vagina to strengthen enough to really hold it in place. I remember the first month it was little uncomfortable and it felt like my body was always trying to push it out especially when I was going to the bathroom. You get the picture. But don’t give up on it. You will just naturally get used to holding it in place and then you won’t even notice it like a tampon. When you get a new nuva ring each month it is a perfect circle and is a little stiff so after a few days your body softens it and it shapes more naturally, so the first couple days can feel the most foreign if you know what I mean. Gross right but all the same…stuff the singing commercials don’t tell you about. Good luck.
Post # 14
When I was on Nuvaring my BF at the time could occasionally feel it but it didn’t bother him at all, so we just left it in.
To add to the TMI (this is gross, sorry) – after taking it out for the week of my period, sometimes I’d still be bleeding when it was time to insert the new one. In a word: MESSY. Another thing the singing commercials failed to mention. But it’s probably similar to inserting a tampon. I don’t use tampons so I wasn’t used to having to do that and the whole thing grossed me out, ha.