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So I just started using the Nuva Ring today. I inserted it on my period.
I have a couple questions. Is it necessary to take it out and clean it? Because I imagine it has blood on it, and I don't want it to start smelling or something. Or should I just leave it alone? Along similar lines, when I take a shower tomorrow morning, is it okay for me to clean my vagina with my finger/ the hot shower water without removing the ring? I have read stuff about hot water compromising effectiveness.

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There's no need to take the ring out and clean it, but if you'd feel more comfortable, you can rinse it in luke warm water.

As for taking a shower, you'd want to avoid directing the water directly into your vagina, anyway. So, cleaning your vulva is perfectly fine.

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