(I hope this is not the wrong sub-forum for this thread! If it is, my apologies). Basically my wife and I would like to know the answer to the thread title. We're from the UK, but we'd like replies/experience from wherever you are as we live in a global village these days. After researching all the various birth control techniques/products currently on the market, we plumped for the female coil (placed inside the uterus). The name escapes me right now, but AFAIK there are two types of coil - one that stops the female's egg from lodging itself to the womb, and another coil that allows the egg to stick BUT then kills off the egg once it has been fertilised. We didn't want to kill off the egg post-fertilisation so we chose the first type of coil (the one that simply does not allow the egg to attach itself to the womb lining). Unfortunately the coil messed around with my wife's periods/menstrual cycle. She bled a lot more and it was more painful bleeding too. So we had the coil removed. We don't really want to take the female pill as we'd prefer to use birth control that doesn't affect the body that much - and we read that the pill alters the period in such a way that they periods may even stop for a few months. This seems to be a bit unnatural for us. And my wife is naturally apprehensive about that aspect. Coitus interruptus is no fun. And all forms of permanent contraception (e.g. vasectomy etc.) are no-go's for the both of us. So we've been using condoms for some time now. :ugh We would appreciate it greatly if you guys could relay your experiences and knowledge of birth control and contraception methods that did not give undue pain to the woman. At the end of the day, I would rather wear a condom (for now) than make my wife suffer, just for MY pleasure.