I only recently acquired the Paragard, last Friday to be exact (today is Monday). Very painful insertion, and have only had minor cramps and bleeding since then. My question to you all is, how did you start to trust the device? Prior to this I had the Nexplanon (arm implant), which I was in love with. However, it kept screwing with the other medications I was taking, as well as my weight, hence my decision to go with the Paragard. I trusted the Nexplanon enough to allow my boyfriend to finish inside me, every time. I could see and feel it anytime I wanted to know it was in place and (theoretically anyway) doing its job. I'm wondering how I can start to trust the Paragard to do the same. I know it's highly effective, but I think I've read too many "Got pregnant with Paragard/IUD" stories to trust it now, which is a shame. Any advice?