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Anyone tried new caya diaphragm?

(21 Posts)
Jennifer11 Sun 05-Oct-14 20:20:31

Very long story short - I've come off mini-pill due to awful effect on libido. I am now completely rampant and want to jump my oh constantly. He's v pleased! �� Not too keen on condoms but having to use for now. Local family planning have said they're getting new diaphragms in - think they're called caya. Has anyone tried them ? Just out of interest how many others have had zero libido on mini pill. I was starting to think it was due to being pre-menopausal but maybe not!

MrsHoolie Mon 06-Oct-14 21:53:05

Ooh this sounds interesting. I hope someone comes on with some info!
I have had mirena coil and Evra patches and both knocked my libido completely.

Jennifer11 Mon 06-Oct-14 22:18:48

Think that's why they're such good contraceptives - you'd rather have a cuppa!

cherrybombxo Tue 07-Oct-14 15:22:41

Watching with interest. I too want to come off hormonal contraception, I have absolutely sex drive at all but I hate condoms and would really rather not have to use them.

cherrybombxo Tue 07-Oct-14 15:22:57

absolutely no*

monkeysbignuts Thu 16-Oct-14 16:13:58

I've just had my implant removed after nearly 12 months, I had zero sex drive and find I'm tons better since. I had it out 2 weeks ago and feel so much better. I am looking for an alternative now so any info would be great smile

NickiFury Thu 16-Oct-14 16:18:43

here

Very interested in this as I cannot take hormonal contraception and cannot have a coil due to previous ectopic pregnancy. This could be the best thing ever for me if it's any good.

dreamingbohemian Thu 16-Oct-14 16:27:27

Oh this is interesting!

I can't find anything that says how effective it is, am I being dense?

NickiFury Thu 16-Oct-14 16:30:34

It says as safe as the classic diaphragm, which is 92-96% when used correctly with spermicide.

pdxs Sun 19-Apr-15 11:48:52

I bought one from amazon and took to fpc to have fitted (they are waiting on stock but as so few women use diaphragm said I might be waiting a while) . Was 40£ on amazon, worth it to me as much more comfortable and nurse at fpc confirmed it fit well. Good in use ��
seems I have developed sensitivity to non oxy 9 spermicide too - so bought contra gel online instead of one from fpc and happy with it

pdxs Sun 19-Apr-15 11:49:31

Was discussing with a friend last night - nice to be hormone free

Lilnumpty Sat 09-May-15 16:00:24

I use caya smile it's fantastic! Once you get the hang of popping it in it's so easy and comfortable and much easier to remove than standard diaphragms! Caya have a video online explaining about it and instructions on use so it you haven't already I recommend searching for that. I got mine from femininewear.co.uk, they also sell the gel and always have a 10% off code if you look in the discount section ;)

sksk Sat 16-May-15 21:50:49

The contra gel site also sells a cervical cap- can't remember the name but has anyone tried it? I am on micronor but have noticed weight gain and acne so I won't be asking for a new prescription! Nothing else agrees with me and I had bad experiences with the old diaphragm.

Hopetogether Wed 17-Jun-15 09:50:49

I was using a diaphragm last year as I really cannot find a hormonal contraception that doesn't give me also side effects

My plus' were: lost a lot of weight! That's about it
negatives massively outweighed all positives: it smelt disgusting, spermicide having to re top up if gone past the 6 hours, having to say to my partner "oh just off to pop my diaphragm in" equalled no sex drive after, and he could easily feel it during sex.
Looking at photos I can't see Caya would be any better but if it is please say as I hate contraception!!

dontcryitsonlyajoke Wed 17-Jun-15 09:54:31

I loved the diaphragm in between my DCs. Been on mini pill while breastfeeding DC3 as pelvic floor been a bit dodgy so not sure id hold the diaphragm in! My libido is non-existent even though the baby is finally sleeping! I might look into this but would need the nurse to check my pelvic muscles are strong enough to hold it.

sksk Mon 22-Jun-15 21:46:00

Wonder if anyone else has used and liked the caya?

Leo1980 Mon 26-Oct-15 20:09:51

I'm due to be icky up mine tomorrow. Looking forward to trying it out

Leo1980 Mon 26-Oct-15 20:10:21

Picking up I mean

sksk Thu 26-Nov-15 21:03:31

Any updates on this?

scaevola Tue 05-Jan-16 17:08:43

I've seen a few threads recently from MNetters seeking to stop hormone contraception. OK, I suppose I'm just being nosy here, but I was wondering if people did try Caya, and if so how they're getting on with it.

Leo1980 Tue 05-Jan-16 17:37:51

I tried it. Only a couple of times
It was not the easiest thing to get the hang of taking in and out.
And I wasn't really happy with slightly higher risk of pregnancy.
I have decided now that it's condoms or nothing

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