I am approaching my third week on the NuvaRing and I finally have a few questions…
1.) Can I leave it in for four weeks, take it out on the fifth week, and then start a new ring seven days later (creating a total cycle of six weeks)? Or can I only leave it in for four weeks if I plan on putting in a new ring right away? I don't even know if that made sense…
2.) Can I use oil based lube? I am a pretty exclusive fan of coconut oil, but I haven't used it since starting the ring because I am unsure of its safety with the ring.
3.) In regards to the "no more than three hours out" rule, what does that meeeaaaannnn? So far we haven't had an issue with it becoming painful during sex and I haven't needed to take it out, but I would like to understand the three hour rule better just incase there is a time when I need to take it out. Does that mean no more than three hours in any one cycle, no more than three hours a week, no more than three hours a day?
4.) …Has anyone had it fall out when having a bowel movement before? I am so terrified of this. Please help me develop a proportional fear of this rather than something totally unwarranted.
Thank you all for the help! Lots of love <3