I got my Paraguard inserted 09/12/09, so I've had it for over 4 months now. Recently my FH has noticed a little bit of poking when he's on top. I don't know if it's something to worry about because we don't usually have sex in this position, so I'm not even sure if it's new. And we weren't having a whole lot of sex Sep-Dec, so again... it could have been there all along and we wouldn't have necessarily noticed. He says he doesn't notice it when I'm on top or on my side. I don't feel anything (except good stuff) even when he's on top.
I know people say that it takes time for the strings to soften, but how much time? Is it possible my strings just aren't softened yet? My periods have been normal and there's no pain or cramping. Does this sound like a normal side effect or should I make an appt to see a doc and make sure it's not expelling? How common is this poking, and is it something that could last for the lifetime of the IUD?