I'm in a new relationship and desperately need to find a dependable, bearable method of birth control. My ex-husband had a vasectomy so I didn't have to worry about this for years. I've already got 3 wonderful children and don't plan on having any more, yet I do not like the permanence of having my tubes tied just in case I change my mind down the road.
I'm interested in the copper coil IUD, but out of the 3 women I know who use it only 1 has been completely happy with it. My cousin says that she can feel it and it's uncomfortable, so she doesn't like it. Another girl I know said her boyfriend could actually feel the IUD on the tip of his penis during sex (and he said it hurt). Turns out the doctor did not get it in properly or something.
Are any of you guys able to feel your partner's IUD during sex? How about you ladies? Can they be knocked out of place during sex? How big is the IUD?
I like that the IUD is hormone free. I used to use the pill and had absolutely no problems, but now I'm over 35 and I smoke (yeah, I know..... I've GOT to quit) so I'm not sure if this or any other type of hormonal BC is even an option for me.
What about the new Nuva Ring. Do any of you like it? Also, do any of you use a diaphram? I'm wondering if these can be felt during sex, and if they're comfortable and easy to use.
I would really appreciate your opinions and experiences with these or any other types of birth control. I want to hear it all, the good and the bad.