How do I check my coil threads?

Feeling your coil threads is a really important way to check in with your coil. Find out when and how to find your threads in this user’s guide.

Can you feel the IUS/IUD coil during sex?

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So your partner claims they can feel your coil during sex. You may be tempted to freak out. Instead keep reading for the lowdown on whether or not your coil will affect your sex life.

IUS/IUD coil fitting: what to expect


Where can you get a coil fitted? How is a coil fitted? Can you exercise straight after getting a coil? Will it hurt?! Get the lowdown here on everything you should expect from your coil fitting.

The Hormonal Coil – all your questions answered

Mirena Coil

The Hormonal coil (aka the intrauterine system or IUS) is women’s favourite method of contraception here at The Lowdown. The Hormonal coil (brands include Mirena, Levosert, Kyleena and Jaydess) tops our overall satisfaction ratings – with an average 3.5 out of 5.

Intrauterine device (IUD) – everything you need to know

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As a non-hormonal form of contraception, the intrauterine device (IUD) could be the answer to your prayers. The thought of being put on a contraception that doesn’t affect your skin, weight or moods seems to good to be true. Or is it?