Hi, I am not a woman, but I need some answers/advise about birth control. My gf and I have decided that we need some extra assurance against unwanted pregnancy so birth control pills seem like the logical choice. We are both in college and pregnancy is definitely not on our list. We use condoms and probably wont stop using them after she begins taking a pill, if only for her assurance. My biggest fear is that she'll have a loss in sex drive, which I see way too often on other boards/medical sites. She has an incredibly high sex drive and I dont want to lose that one bit. Although I believe we need to be using a more effective contraceptive than condoms alone, I am very hesitant to let her take birth control. She is 24 and has never tried it before. She says we just need to find the right one, but all I keep hearing is that it wont matter, she'll lose sex drive, sexual desire, and natural lubrication. I just want some advice. For instance I know there has to be a lot of women on here taking birth control, so who is using it and has had no effect on their sex drive. And maybe your recommendations on a pill. I am very curious to the real percentage of women that lose any amount of sex drive when on a pill. I might be overstressing this since perhaps only those who have lost sex drive post and complain about it. I'd like to hear some good stories... Perhaps she'll be one of those women who gain sex drive through being assured she wont get pregnant.