I can feel it....
January 17, 2012 2:21 PM Subscribe
I can feel my wife's IUD during intercourse. Is this normal?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (22 answers total)
Back in September, my wife had a Mirena IUD inserted. In certain positions where, um, deeper penetration is achieved, I can feel it - like a bit of stiff fishing line poking my knob. As you can imagine, this is not exactly pleasurable. It is my understanding that the strings are not supposed to be felt at all and most people do not have this problem.
I could feel it the very first time we had sex after it was inserted. She told the gyno at the follow-up visit, and the doc said the strings were trimmed short and it was properly inserted. Nothing was changed and I can still feel it. Right now we are simply avoid positions that bring me into contact with the IUD, but it's becoming a distraction during sex that I'm not exactly pleased with (and we like some of those positions.)
I'm not magnanimously well-endowed, probably just about average - but I guess this could just be a result of how our two geometries intersect.
Should my wife go back to the gyno and ask her to modify the IUD strings? Will the IUD soften and 'settle' to the point where I may not notice it? Getting it removed is not really a great option - it was not covered by insurance so it represents a significant monetary investment.