I've been having protected sex with my boyfriend for the past year and a half. I love this man and he makes me feel comfortable in bed considering he is my first partner. However, sex has generally been uncomfortable for me (even with stimulation and lubricant). I'm never really wet like I used to be before going on bc. After reading some postings on this forum I realized that my bc has definitely been lowering my sex drive. I have been on 3 different types in the past couple of years and they all have had the same affects. I also have other side affects that I'm not too happy about (headaches, fatigue, nausea). It did however help me in the acne department (one positive!)
I've decided that I want to change to a different method of birth control but I'm not sure which one would be the best for me. (I will also have a nice long chat with my doc, but I would like some real feedback from others who have experienced different methods)
I've narrowed down my choices to an iud (without hormones), a contraceptive ring (because of the lowered amount of hormones) or a diaphragm.
I just want to be back to my old self without having to worry about pregnancy. If anyone has any feedback or other suggestions I would greatly appreciate the help.