IUD String Question.

IUD String Question.

Lucidity Lucidity
How long did it take for yours to soften up enough or "curl up" so that your partner no longer felt them?

I've had my IUD for about two months now, and the strings have been trimmed, but my partner can sometimes still feel them. It sucks and I'm wondering how long before that will go away, anybody have a time frame?

Thanks!
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married with children married with children
they will always be able to feel them.
04/07/2011
Lucidity Lucidity
Quote:
Originally posted by married with children
they will always be able to feel them.
Really? Because I was told that they would get softer and curl up after a while.
04/07/2011
Antipova Antipova
The boyfriend I was with when I got mine only mentioned it the first couple of weeks. It might have stopped bothering him, or I might have convinced him that an occasional jab was worth the peace of mind.

About a year after insertion: A few partners have never said they felt anything, though condoms were always used.

About three years after insertion: My current (fluid bonded) boyfriend says he feels it twice for every fifteen times we have sex. He claims it doesn't hurt, though, and says it just feels like a short piece of fishing line. I haven't quite figured out the pattern---it's not really correlated with position, but it might follow when my cervix is lower.

I left my strings long so that they'd curl, though, I was under the impression that trimming the strings meant they'd be either a) out of the way or b) always pointy, depending on depth of penetration.
04/07/2011
married with children married with children
we dont use condoms, and I can feel it still. Not every night, but enough to remember it is there. It does get soft after acouple of weeks. If you trim the string too far, You might have trouble when the time comes to take it out.
04/07/2011
*Ashley* *Ashley*
Quote:
Originally posted by Lucidity
Really? Because I was told that they would get softer and curl up after a while.
They will become less noticeable and less tough for sure!
04/07/2011
Lucidity Lucidity
Thanks for all the responses, everyone!

As of right now, they're still poking my partner and causing him pain every time we have sex. We're fluid bonded and don't use condoms, and if they don't stop hurting him eventually, I might have to find another form of birth control
04/07/2011
Antipova Antipova
I don't know if it's a sure fix, but try using a condom and see if it still hurts. (I'm only guessing that because none of the guys I used condoms with brought it up, and my current partner didn't mention it til we stopped using condoms.) I know it doesn't feel the same, but maybe he'd like to try it both ways, and then make an informed decision about whether not getting stabbed is worth losing a bit of spontaneity.

Good luck, I hope they soften up soon!
04/07/2011
Lucidity Lucidity
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
I don't know if it's a sure fix, but try using a condom and see if it still hurts. (I'm only guessing that because none of the guys I used condoms with brought it up, and my current partner didn't mention it til we stopped using ...
That's not a bad idea, but I've spent a lot of money and we've both gone though a lot of pain so that we don't have to use condoms. Not just with the IUD, but with blood and other STI testing. It kind of defeats the purpose of being fluid bonded with my partner.



The issue with condoms isn't just the sensation (which I also hate), but the fact that it disrupts the energy flow between us during intercourse.



I should probably call my doc...
04/07/2011
liilii080 liilii080
I think calling the doc is the best option. They deal with these things often and might be able to do something or give you some tips about it. You might also check the web site for the brand of IUD you are using and see if they have any into on it.
04/07/2011
pam2 pam2
My partner could never feel them; he wears condoms though-- not sure if that makes a difference.
04/13/2011
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