January 14th, 2013

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Implantation bleeding or shortest period ever?

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A bit under a week ago, I think it was Tuesday or Wednesday evening, I paused a round of sex to pee, and when he pulled out, I noticed pinkish discharge on him that came from me. I was delighted, checked while peeing that it was actually my discharge and not a cut that bled a little into my discharge, and thought, oh yippee, I'm finally having a period (a reaction I never before expected to have)! Anyway right before bed, I put in my diva cup. The next day there was a tiny bit of brown blood in my diva cup but other than that it was empty...and stayed empty for the rest of the day. So I looked some stuff up on the Google and saw that ~30% of pregnant women experience implantation bleeding, also an exciting possibility for me. On Friday morning I peed on a dollar store pregnancy test, but it was negative. slight disappointment but honestly not unexpected, given that how could I be implantation bleeding unless I'd ovulated, and I don't think I've ovulated. I have no other symptoms besides extremely sensitive nipples on Friday and Saturday.

So...when people talk about bleeding after sex, do they mean period-blood-esque bleeding or blood from abrasion? It has never happened to me before, but is that what this is? Could this have been my first period post-BC? Are there any sort of odds in the history of the universe that it was implantation bleeding and I tested too soon? This body of mine is driving me crazy. I used to understand what was going on in here and now it's all been tossed out the window.

Commiseration, advice, thoughts, etc. all welcome, thank you for reading!

edit: I was able to see a GP today who confirmed that I haven't ovulated, that I'm not pregnant, and that my uterine lining is getting rather old at this point so has put me on progesterone to promote shedding and cycle regulation. :)

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Hey anyone else?

I am unable to achieve an orgasm if i'm wearing my moon cup. Its not really a problem, though I do wonder why but i guess the true point of this post is, yeah anyone else notice this?
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herbs for promoting menstrual regulation & question about lube

Since I went off the pill in September I had one period immediately after, one about 5 weeks later near the end of october, and now I had one that started last weds and ended yesterday night, but which I think was "prompted" by my taking the morning after pill on the 31st. I posted about this before, so I know that it will take some time to regulate, but I am hoping that I can "help" it along. I have found some herbs that I believe can help, but I am hoping that perhaps someone here has made their own capsules of herbs or teas and can recommend a combination that has helped them. 

Over the summer while I was on the BCP (Yasmin), my BF and I were having sex sans-condom. I got a yeast infection which we were fairly certain was from the lube we were using, and we started using coconut oil.  Now, we discovered after an unfortunate mishap over christmas (see above :p) that the oil isn't compatable with condoms. Duh, we should have realized that. Now I am on the lookout for a GOOD lube that is both vagina friendly and condom friendly.  We were using Wet Synergy + Cool Tingle lube, but we think that is the one that caused the initial yeast infection.  Can anyone recommend a good, latex condom & vagina-friendly lube for us to try?