PictureSarah wrote:Spoiler:My libido is back! Like...really. I didn't realize it had left. I was still having fairly regular sex, but it has become much more regular, much more fun, I am more easily turned on, produce much more natural lube, and most importantly, no pain! I don't know how long it's been since I've had sex with *no* pain. Don't get me wrong, the sex was still very much worth having, but I was always pretty sore afterwards, even with lube. The only problems now are that my sex drive has become a bit of a distraction at times, and also that we're only using condoms. I'm a little afraid of only using condoms, but so far we haven't had a problem with them (although I hate the pause in the proceedings that is required to put them on).
Because that sounds like exactly what happened when I stopped using it, including the pain part. I didn't realize anything was wrong - chalked a lot of things up to stress - and then my first Shark Week without, wham!
Which is why I opted for the ParaGard over the Mirena, having another source of hormones that close to the ladybits didn't sound like a good idea, and it's a lot harder/more expensive to switch IUDs than it is to stop using the NuvaRing.