Does the cap or diaphragm cause vaginal dryness?

How our community feel they have been impacted by vaginal dryness on the cap or diaphragm

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

None or not sure

86%

A bit

14%

Out of the 14 reviews for the cap or diaphragm, 0 people (0%) reported vaginal dryness.

Reviewers that reported vaginal dryness as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Cap or diaphragm  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1st Jan 24

Cap or diaphragm  

I've used Caya several times over the past couple years (they last up to 2 years- due for a new one now). I use it on the edges of my fertile window (with fertility awareness) and/or combined with withdrawal or condoms to boost efficacy during the fertile window. Always use with Caya/Contragel- they come with an applicator to re-insert the gel into the vagina, as you need to reapply the gel each time you have sex. Watching the YouTube instructions on how to put it in (plus the instruction manual in the box!) helped me understand how to use it properly and to have an idea of how it was inserted properly.

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Cap or diaphragm  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
37 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2nd Dec 22

Cap or diaphragm  

Having experienced terrible physical and mental health side effects from both types of contraceptive pill (Combined and POP), and permanent pain and repeated UTIs with the copper coil, I hoped that Caya diaphragm would be a suitable non-hormonal method to try. Unfortunately, I found insertion very tricky - it seems I have a case of "deep vagina, small fingers", as I could never tell whether I'd pushed the diaphragm up far enough to cover my cervix, and sex was always a bit uncomfortable. I'm naturally prone to cystitis and thrush, and getting both while using the diaphragm also put me off using it long term. However, on the plus side - I didn't get pregnant (though I was still breastfeeding a lot, and my periods hadn't yet returned postpartum), and I did manage to avoid the hormonal depression, skin changes and weight gain/loss that I've experienced in the past with pills.


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Cap or diaphragm common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

29% of the cap or diaphragm reviewers reported vaginal discharge

21% of the cap or diaphragm reviewers reported cystitis

14% of the cap or diaphragm reviewers reported vaginal dryness

7% of the cap or diaphragm reviewers reported thrush

0% of the cap or diaphragm reviewers reported nausea or vomiting


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Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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