Side note - I am thinking about getting a copper IUD. It's 100% covered by my insurance. I'm wary of increasing bleeding, but I should still be able to use a menstrual cup. I like the security of how preventative IUD's are and I don't want to have kids for another few years (plus this will be VERY cost effective). I also feel nervous about the risk of accidents with condoms (only had one break once, but it can happen and it was really scary; thank goodness for morning-after pills) without some other kind of backup. I used to use condoms AND I was on the pill, but I don't want to go back on the pill. I don't want to introduce any other hormones into my system so the Mirena is out.
I think Ombat got one recently so I may check in with how she's doing. Hulky has said "whatever you're comfortable with" so I think I'll talk to him again and might just go ahead and do it... I'll probably have to go in for my annual first and consult the doc about it. I need a new gyn as I don't like the one I had been seeing.