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(New Zealand Herald)   "This picture is stumping most men: Do you know what the item is?" Or better yet, why is this considered news?   (nzherald.co.nz) divider line
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2022-01-14 10:56:16 AM  

bughunter: kittyhas1000legs: It's a bad decision, and an unreliable form of birth control (from what I've heard from women at work).

Well, I thought, "WtF, why would someone bronze one of those?" so technically, I lost.

/I always thought they were, like, Teflon or Delrin or something


They normally are. Mirena is plastic, Copper-T is plastic with copper wire.
 
2022-01-14 11:00:36 AM  
You put those in your sewer vents in winter to keep them from icing up.

https://www.amazon.com/Sewer-Skewer-XL-with-extentions/dp/B01N45AIPV?th=1
 
2022-01-14 11:03:32 AM  

kittyhas1000legs: It's a bad decision, and an unreliable form of birth control (from what I've heard from women at work).


Been quite effective for Mrs enviro.

/those strings at the end aren't all that comfortable to run into...
 
2022-01-14 11:08:33 AM  
I'm gay and I knew what that was.
 
2022-01-14 11:08:36 AM  

steve_wmn: Although I guess the copper is there for valid medical reasons unlike all those copper infused knee braces and whatnot.


It zap kills semen.
 
2022-01-14 11:10:19 AM  

FarkOf40000Years: I'm gay and I knew what that was.


That's odd.  I would have assumed you'd only be aware of gay forms of birth control.

;o)
 
2022-01-14 11:16:32 AM  
A Copper Fit for vaginas?
 
2022-01-14 11:19:08 AM  
Several of my friends have had bad experiences with IUDs. And almost all of their boyfriends had, at one point or another, felt the device or the little string attached to it while having sex. One friend had it perforate, another had it become embedded, and yet another said it was installed so poorly that she couldn't have sex at all anymore because of the discomfort she AND her boyfriend experienced. Plus doctors don't really provide much pain relief during installation. Manual dilation of a cervix is a thing that happens quite often and is as horrible as you expect it to be. I'm almost glad that my medication makes my periods non-existent UNLESS I'm taking birth control pills cuz I damn sure would never consider using one of these devices.

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2022-01-14 11:20:27 AM  

talkyournonsense: question_dj: The strings on those things do not feel good on the penis.

If you're hitting the cervix so hard the strings bother you, you're doing it wrong

long.
 
2022-01-14 11:26:18 AM  
Ummmm, duh.
 
2022-01-14 11:36:14 AM  

talkyournonsense: question_dj: The strings on those things do not feel good on the penis.

If you're hitting the cervix so hard the strings bother you, you're doing it wrong.

Or maybe the dr cut them weird?

I've had IUDs basically since I was 16. Never had anyone complain about the strings.


Sounds like he'shiatting it just right to me!

Some of us like a good, hard pounding - one of the reasons this method of BC was never right for me. Thankfully, that's why we have so many options ☺
 
2022-01-14 11:46:22 AM  

The_Sponge: A grappling hook for a G.I. Joe action figure.


I didn't think he, uh, grappled that way, IYKWIM.
 
2022-01-14 11:48:22 AM  
I was expecting a menstrual cup.
 
2022-01-14 11:52:59 AM  

bughunter: kittyhas1000legs: It's a bad decision, and an unreliable form of birth control (from what I've heard from women at work).

Well, I thought, "WtF, why would someone bronze one of those?" so technically, I lost.

/I always thought they were, like, Teflon or Delrin or something


Some are plastic, some are copper. Depends on if it's hormonal or not. Copper IUDs are a solid choice for women that can't use hormonal birth control. I thought about getting one bc I'm over 35 and I have APS* so I can't use hormonal BC due to stroke risk. Thankfully my bf got snipped instead and does his followup testing religiously.

*APS or antiphospholipid syndrome. Mostly women get it. It causes your blood to clot too much. Most women discover they have it when they miscarry. Being childfree by choice I found out I had it by tons of testing after having an occular stroke at 35 and going blind in my right eye. Pregnancy is dangerous af for APS sufferers and to carry to term takes tons of monitoring and care.
 
2022-01-14 11:57:11 AM  

jimjays: Was suspicious it would work. I mean, what if she's a gymnast, bounces around on a trampoline, sleeps on her side, elevates her legs with a medical condition? Wouldn't the fluid flow around it?


That... that's not how any of it works.
 
2022-01-14 12:10:37 PM  

GloomCookie613: jimjays: Was suspicious it would work. I mean, what if she's a gymnast, bounces around on a trampoline, sleeps on her side, elevates her legs with a medical condition? Wouldn't the fluid flow around it?

That... that's not how any of it works.


Let him go, now he is just imagining gymnasts bouncing on trampolines...
 
2022-01-14 12:11:31 PM  

seapig: Several of my friends have had bad experiences with IUDs. And almost all of their boyfriends had, at one point or another, felt the device or the little string attached to it while having sex. One friend had it perforate, another had it become embedded, and yet another said it was installed so poorly that she couldn't have sex at all anymore because of the discomfort she AND her boyfriend experienced. Plus doctors don't really provide much pain relief during installation. Manual dilation of a cervix is a thing that happens quite often and is as horrible as you expect it to be. I'm almost glad that my medication makes my periods non-existent UNLESS I'm taking birth control pills cuz I damn sure would never consider using one of these devices.

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I used to have the Paragard copper IUD, because I hated hormonal birth control. The comment about painful installation is spot on. I wasn't offered any pain relief (other than a heads up to take Advil or Tylenol or something prior to the appointment). It was ridiculously painful obviously because you're getting a metal object stabbed through the core of your body. It's total BS that stronger pain relief is not standard for this or any other cervix-related slicing/insertion (for example cervical biopsy).

As far as the strings go, my midwife stated at the time that it's actually better to leave the strings longer, so they coil up flat against the cervix instead of sticking out and downwards. She left them longer and said if it was an issue she could go back in and adjust them, but my ex-husband could never feel them (and there was no, uh, size-related reason for him to not be able to) so maybe there's merit to her theory, IDK.
 
2022-01-14 12:22:43 PM  
ok on the fark main page, the headline right above this one, is way better for this one.

It's dangerous to go alone. Take this
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2022-01-14 12:23:28 PM  

SimonElectric: I thought it was an IUD shaped pendant. It does not look insertion would be comfortable at all, and isn't that an extra loop on the back?


This is what I thought. "That's not an IUD, it looks like a piece of jewellery shaped like an IUD."
 
2022-01-14 12:26:14 PM  
Why the f*ck would I know?
 
2022-01-14 12:35:18 PM  
Tie pin for OBGYN.
 
2022-01-14 12:48:42 PM  
That is the t-handle from a mouse's drag ski lift.
 
2022-01-14 1:03:35 PM  

padraig: Most men know what an IUD is FOR. They don't know what it looks like, because honestly, it's irrelevant to their lives.

Funny story : I had a friend that was a lesbian until she was 25, when she realized she was actually bi. Hence, for a girl that age, she was quite innocent regarding all things birth-control.
When she got into a stable realationship, she decided to get an IUD. Before going to her ob-gyn, she had to get the device at her pharmacy, and it came in a box that was as long as her forearm. She almost got a panic attack until she realize the actual device was actually much shorter.


Can't blame her, I'd be running if they brought in a box 3 feet long for scalpels at a vasectomy.  Well, hobbling but still.  And beyond what you said, it's a device that people other than the recipient often plain don't see.  It's either in the container or in the person.  I can't identify pacemakers either if someone just showed me a picture of a random one, every time I encounter one it's a bit inconvenient and messy to try to check it out
 
2022-01-14 1:16:08 PM  
Late so, probably already mentioned, but:

We saw Deadpool. We know exactly what that is. Pop culture saved "th' Dudes" on this one.

CSB: My buddy got hit by one of these during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
2022-01-14 1:21:30 PM  
Still late, but after reading a few stories...

Actual CSB: I am not a... well endowed man. Got enough. Nothing to brag about. The time my lil' feller pulled out my wife's IUD (some ring thing), I felt kinda proud. Hehe!

She said effit and went back to the pill.

(I've been offering to get snipped for... *double take*... 26 years?!...)
 
2022-01-14 1:56:15 PM  
Never knew the could be made of copper. Looks like it could hang from necklaces chain.
 
2022-01-14 2:18:46 PM  
IUD
 
2022-01-14 2:27:19 PM  

TheOtherGuy: Notabunny: cameroncrazy1984: Is it a G-Spot?

No, no. There's a picture of it. It actually exists.

The (or a) G-Spot exists, sorta.  It's just in a different spot on every woman, where the internal parts of the clitoris come close to the surface of the vaginal wall.  And some women don't have one.  Some have more than one.  You just knew it had to be complicated.


And since it's not fixed to the vaginal wall, the "spot" changes position as the woman changes position.
 
2022-01-14 2:41:45 PM  

seapig: Several of my friends have had bad experiences with IUDs. And almost all of their boyfriends had, at one point or another, felt the device or the little string attached to it while having sex. One friend had it perforate, another had it become embedded, and yet another said it was installed so poorly that she couldn't have sex at all anymore because of the discomfort she AND her boyfriend experienced. Plus doctors don't really provide much pain relief during installation. Manual dilation of a cervix is a thing that happens quite often and is as horrible as you expect it to be. I'm almost glad that my medication makes my periods non-existent UNLESS I'm taking birth control pills cuz I damn sure would never consider using one of these devices.

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The multiload.
wow
Is that just poor product naming, or is that IUD designed for gang bangs?
 
2022-01-14 4:12:16 PM  
Oh, it showed up from a friend on faceplant. I didn't realize anyone was supposed to be stumped, except maybe for evangelical funnymentalists.

I'm so old, I remember when there was a short-lived fad of women wearing them as earrings.
 
2022-01-14 4:56:43 PM  

whitroth: Oh, it showed up from a friend on faceplant. I didn't realize anyone was supposed to be stumped, except maybe for evangelical funnymentalists.

I'm so old, I remember when there was a short-lived fad of women wearing them as earrings.


Had a friend that was trying to explain this to her co-workers, and was going on about how she was going to have an IED implanted.  I just walked away, I wasn't gonna farking touch that conversation

/to be fair, an implanted IED would technically terminate any pregnancy 100% guaranteed
 
2022-01-14 5:10:24 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: whitroth: Oh, it showed up from a friend on faceplant. I didn't realize anyone was supposed to be stumped, except maybe for evangelical funnymentalists.

I'm so old, I remember when there was a short-lived fad of women wearing them as earrings.

Had a friend that was trying to explain this to her co-workers, and was going on about how she was going to have an IED implanted.  I just walked away, I wasn't gonna farking touch that conversation

/to be fair, an implanted IED would technically terminate any pregnancy 100% guaranteed


Did you ask if the E stood for erotic?

/or maybe euthanasia?
 
2022-01-14 5:23:09 PM  

PvtStash: ok on the fark main page, the headline right above this one, is way better for this one.

It's dangerous to go alone. Take this
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OMG this is how I got stuck in someone once.  It went into my tip, and lodged there, and when I tried to pull out the grappling hooks deployed.  Only the expertise of Jeffrey and Ghislaine saved us.

wait ... my name is not Andrew.  Never mind, this happened to someone else.
 
2022-01-14 5:34:21 PM  
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2022-01-14 6:42:56 PM  

Notabunny: cameroncrazy1984: Is it a G-Spot?

No, no. There's a picture of it. It actually exists.


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