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I use Nuvaring for my birth control. I recently attended a Pure Romance party for the heck of it, but now my husband and I really want to buy a toy. What toy materials and lubricant materials are 100% safe if they come into contact with a silicone ring inside of my vagina? I'd like to avoid terrible experiences.
Sarah: Here’s a quick response from Dr. Kate at one of my favorite vagina-centric websites, gynotalk.com, about what is OK to have in there along with your NuvaRing: “1) A penis. Intercourse will not push the ring up into your pelvis, or to any place where you can't retrieve it. And semen/sperm will not diminish the ring's effectiveness. 2) A vibrator or other toys. Same as above. 3) Tampons.”
So there you go.
Debby: I called the folks at NuvaRing and they told me that the ring is not made of silicone, so you don’t have to worry about silicone lubricant interacting with a silicone product inside your vagina.