Is the IUD worth it?

Hey y'all! I'm 23 and have been with my bf for 3 years. We've had our fair share of mishaps with condoms/bc pills (had to rely on emergency contraceptives ugh)  so we've been considering getting an IUD. I've read a bit about it and from what I've read it seems to be painful and apparently you have to feel for the strings? Would you recommend getting it?