I loved the Nuvaring, but it was just too expensive. Also, my boyfriend could feel it. I wouldn't consider him huge... he's not the largest nor the smallest that I've ever been with... but he could feel it during sex and sometimes depending on the position it would come out, but I would wash it off and put it back in. Even with the ring in, he would pull out unless I had just come off my period or we were in the bathtub... but anyway... Switching a routine with your hormones is generally a bad experience but once adjusted, things get better. Though I loved the ring, it was a rough adjustment from Ortho Lo. Paragard is a rough adjustment from the ring.
Never did the patch because a girl I knew used it and now grows tumors randomly. I know a girl who used the shots for a few years and she did fine with it, but it took her forever to get pregnant when she was ready too.
Also, I just wanted to throw out there that I lost my virginity two months before I turned 20. I had every intention on waiting and lost my virginity shitfaced on my ex-boss's bathroom floor. It was a blessing and a curse. I wanted my first time to be special... really I did because I wanted to follow in my parents' footsteps... but it was a blessing because it got that pressure of it needing to be done right off my shoulders. I went on a rebellious stage of flings... one because he was a GREAT kisser, one guy had a girlfriend, one because I needed to feel alive, and almost with a bartender but I met my boyfriend right as the bartender came to fruition and chose the connection I had with my [future] boyfriend over the time I spent warming the bartender up. Though, because of my connection with my boyfriend at the beginning, I actually waited with him because I found that even though I wasn't a virgin anymore, I had the chance to recapture the desire to "do it right." Of course, to my family we waited until he had a physical and came back clean...