Vaginal ring and vaginal dryness

How our community feel they have been impacted by vaginal dryness on vaginal ring

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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Out of the 47 reviews for vaginal ring, 18 people (38%) reported vaginal dryness.

Reviewers that reported vaginal dryness as a side effect

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

Vaginal ring  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

Vaginal ring  

I really loved using the ring, compared to the pill the side effects were minimal and absolutely no bother in remembering it. Unfortunately my doctor just made me come off it as my blood pressure has steadily gone up over 3 years of using it. I did experience loss of sex drive, and vaginal dryness which led to thrush infections. But no changes in mood or skin!

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Decreased sex drive

1 more effect

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6th May 23

I've been using NuvaRing in the past and I was most content, so when getting a new long term partner now it was my first choice. I'm currently on my 4th ring. 1st month was messy due to prolonged bleeding, but now I'm not having any side effects except vaginal dryness, which became pretty prominent and has very negative impact on my sex life. Aside of that, I'm very happy with this method (cumulative 5 years of experience)

Improved skin

1 more effect

1 helpful


Used for 12 - 18 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1st Jul 21

I went on the ring at 27 and used it for two years. At the beginning I had a lot of spotting which went away after a few months. Overall, this contraceptive heavily affected my mood and contributed to a serious depression. Only after talking to a friend I decided to stop taking it in order to see how I feel without - it was as if a heavy weight was lifted off my chest. I also have to mention during those two years I had extreme low sex drive and vaginal dryness. I find it very scary that mental health is not taken into consideration when prescribing hormones and gynecologists tend to ignore the topic.

Very negative mood

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Vaginal ring common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

53% of vaginal ring reviewers reported vaginal discharge

40% of vaginal ring reviewers reported period like cramps

38% of vaginal ring reviewers reported vaginal dryness

32% of vaginal ring reviewers reported tender breasts

30% of vaginal ring reviewers reported breast enlargement

Possible vaginal ring side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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