There are a few things that make me feel like I've really got my sh*t together: a manicure, a clean email inbox, and my birth control. Taking care of your health is like Adulting 101, and this includes mental health, emotional health, and sexual health. There are many different types of birth control, and while the primary purpose is to prevent pregnancy, it can impact other aspects of your life, too. If you're considering an IUD (intrauterine device), you might wonder how an IUD affects your sex life.
According to Dr. Gillian Dean, Senior Director of Medica Services at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, IUDs offer safe, long-term, highly effective birth control for most people. Dr. Dean continues, "They’re more than 99 percent effective at preventing pregnancy and the most cost-effective method of birth control, since they can provide coverage for three to 12 years, depending on the type." So, having an IUD can be easy on your wallet and knocks down the chance of getting knocked up. If you're considering getting an IUD, here are a few ways that having one could impact your sex life.