Can an IUD Move During Sex?

A man and woman cuddling together in bed.

The good news is that it’s pretty unlikely your IUD will move during sex. And even if it does, it won’t put a damper on your pleasure.

You and your partner should only be able to feel the strings of your IUD, not the hard plastic part of it. That’s because the tip of your penis can’t reach that far inside your vagina.

It’s unlikely

IUDs are one of the best forms of birth control out there, and they can be super reliable if they’re in place properly. However, they can be frustrating if they move out of place. That’s why it’s important to check your strings often, and to use a backup birth control method during sex until you see your doctor.

The good news is that it’s very unlikely for even rough sex to dislodge your IUD. Since the IUD sits in the uterus, rather than the vagina or cervix, it’s highly unlikely to be moved by any form of penetration. Plus, the IUD can’t be moved by a penis or any other sex toy, because those things don’t go into the uterus.

It’s also very unlikely that you could accidentally pull out your IUD during sex. Unless you’re extremely lucky and your gynecologist has inserted it in just the right spot, you’ll need a special tool (called ring forceps) to grab an IUD from inside the vagina.

Of course, it is possible for an IUD to shift out of position if it wasn’t inserted correctly to begin with, or if something happens to the cervix that makes it easier for the uterus to push it out. But this is pretty rare, and usually only happens if you get pregnant.

It’s not a big deal

IUDs are little T-shaped devices that are placed in your uterus to prevent pregnancy. They come in two main types: hormonal and non-hormonal. Depending on the type you have, you may be able to feel your IUD strings during sex. Hormonal IUDs, such as Mirena and Kyleena, release progestin hormones that thicken the cervical mucus and stop sperm from being able to penetrate the cervix. Non-hormonal IUDs, such as ParaGard and Liletta, contain copper rings or coils that change the chemistry of your uterine fluid to kill sperm.

Once you’ve gotten used to your IUD, you should be able to have sex normally without feeling any pain or discomfort. But if you are experiencing pelvic pain or discomfort, it’s best to speak with your doctor. This might be a sign that your IUD has moved or it has caused a complication like thrush or cysts.

It’s also important to remember that your cervix is not the same as your vaginal canal. Your cervix acts as the gatekeeper to your uterus, so it’s not likely that your penis will be able to dislodge or move your IUD, even during a really rough or acrobatic sesh. Having your IUD is an amazing way to get your birth control and sex life on track. But don’t let the possibility of your partner feeling your IUD strings rain on your pleasure parade.

It’s not painful

Despite what some people might think, it’s not painful for an IUD to move during sex. The strings are thin and soft, so they’re not sharp. Also, cervical mucus creates a slippery layer that makes it harder for your partner’s D to feel the strings. So unless they’re really getting into the mood and squishing their dick all over the place, IUD strings are probably more of a tickle than anything else.

IUDs can also be positioned to prevent pregnancy, which can help avoid the pain that might be associated with unprotected sex. If you’re worried about your IUD moving during sex, talk to your healthcare provider. Your doctor can check to make sure your IUD is in the right position and that the strings are long enough to be tucked behind the cervix.

If your IUD is in the correct place and you’re not pregnant, there’s no need to worry about sex with your partner. Rough sex won’t dislodge an IUD, and most people say that their sex life is unaffected by the presence of an IUD.

However, if you experience severe pain or bleeding after sex, it’s time to high-tail it to the gynecologist. Heavy bleeding could indicate that the IUD is in the wrong spot, or that it’s migrated into the uterine wall and absorbed by the lining.

It’s not dangerous

Some women and partners may feel the strings of their IUD during sex, especially if they’ve recently had it inserted. The good news is that this is totally normal, and it can even be a sign that the IUD is in the right place! However, it’s important to remember that your partner is probably only feeling the strings of the IUD, not the device itself. The coils are very small and designed to be super thin and barely noticeable. The strings also soften over time, making them less likely to be felt.

The other thing to keep in mind is that if you have an IUD and are experiencing pain during or after sex, or are bleeding more frequently than usual, then you should call your doctor. This could mean that your IUD has shifted, or it may have perforated through the uterine wall. This isn’t very common, but it’s definitely something to check out with your ob/gyn.

Ultimately, an IUD is an excellent option for pregnancy prevention. It’s 99% effective and works by creating an environment in your uterus that’s inhospitable to sperm. It can stay in place for 3-10 years, and you’ll only need to visit your ob/gyn to have it removed if you want to get rid of it. However, it’s also a great idea to talk to your doctor about other birth control methods, as well.

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