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Someone asked us: Can a man feel an IUD during sex?

Most of the time your partner won’t feel your IUD — but it is possible. Here’s the deal:

All IUDs have strings on them so your nurse or doctor can pull it out of your uterus when you want it removed. When an IUD is in the right place in your uterus, about 1-2 inches of that string sticks out through your cervix — you may be able to feel it if you put your finger deep into your vagina and touch your cervix. 

Usually your partners won’t be able to feel the IUD string with their penis during sex, but every once in a while some people say they can feel it. If this happens and it bothers you or your partner, talk with your nurse or doctor — they may be able to trim the string so it doesn’t stick out as much. And IUD strings usually soften over time, so after a while it might not bother your partner.

Birth control shouldn’t cause problems with your sex life. So if you’re having any issues with your IUD, talk with a nurse or doctor — like the ones at your local Planned Parenthood health center.

Tags: sex, birth control, IUDs

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