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Jan 7, 2015 lilith480 commented on Savage Love.
I would like to strongly reiterate the comments from those above: DO NOT COMBINE CONDOMS! Don't double up on male condoms, don't use a male and a female condom together. The friction between the 2 is likely to cause tearing of one or both of them. DEFINITELY don't do this if you are interested in STI protection.

Please Dan, edit this out of your column!

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Feb 28, 2013 lilith480 commented on Savage Love.
I got my (copper) IUD when I was 21 before I ever had (but was already planning to have) PIV sex (I don't like or use the word "virgin"), and it was barely painful at all. I can't remember if I had followed the doctor's advice of taking ibuprofin beforehand. The insertion went very smoothly, probably because the gyn who did it was very experienced in inserting IUDs. So no, it's not necessarily painful, not even if you've never had PIV sex before.

Also, @52, I'm not sure why you were told you could not get one due to a retroverted uterus, since I also have a retroverted uterus and it was not an issue at all.

And for anyone wondering, I do still use condoms every single time (no exceptions), even though my only 2 partners have both been monogamous relationships.

Also, despite always using condoms and getting Gardasil before ever having sex, I did still wind up with HPV and precancerous cells on my cervix, so no matter what you should still always go in for a yearly gynecological exam.
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Feb 28, 2013 lilith480 commented on Savage Love.
I got my (copper) IUD when I was 21 before I ever had (but was already planning to have) PIV sex (I don't like or use the word "virgin"), and it was barely painful at all. I can't remember if I had followed the doctor's advice of taking ibuprofin beforehand. The insertion went very smoothly, probably because the gyn who did it was very experienced in inserting IUDs. So no, it's not necessarily painful, not even if you've never had PIV sex before.

Also, @52, I'm not sure why you were told you could not get one due to a retroverted uterus, since I also have a retroverted uterus and it was not an issue at all.

And for anyone wondering, I do still use condoms every single time (no exceptions), even though my only 2 partners have both been monogamous relationships.

Also, despite always using condoms and getting Gardasil before ever having sex, I did still wind up with HPV and precancerous cells on my cervix, so no matter what you should still always go in for a yearly gynecological exam.