Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nine Mile Falls, Washington
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I currently use nuvaring.
So far, I love it.
I've used the Patch, Ortho Evra, and I loved it. Only draw back is the stickiness. Don't put the patch on wet skin, it won't stick. : p
Once my medicare was up (I turned 18), I found I couldn't afford the fifty dollars monthly for that specific kind.
Tried using pills. My schedule is too hectic for it, so I'd take a pill, trying to get in the habit and I'd miss a day. I'd start bleeding, and I'd be a mess because I couldn't get settled.
Now, on the ring, I don't feel it at all, it hasn't slipped out on me yet, and for me, I get no periods. I'm on continuous use, so I get to keep it in for four weeks vs. three.
Edit: Like Iseul, I too, have to take it out with PIV sex. However, it's more for my boyfriend than me. I'm a weirdo, and don't mind things poking my cervix. My boyfriend, however, doesn't care for the chafing his penis gets with the ring.
The other plus is, you can take it out for three hours without any problems conception wise. This is extremely helpful if it DOES happen to slip out. Because then you have a three hour window to slip it back in.