Are you ready for sex?
Everyone is ready for sex at a different stage and only you can know if it's right for you. This checklist will help you decide whether you're ready. If you have any doubts, it's better to wait.
You only get one first time, after all.
Do you feel happy at the idea of having sex?
- Do you feel physically, emotionally and mentally ready for sex?
- Do you know what sex entails? Penetrative sex is just one way to give each other sexual pleasure, but oral sex and manual play can both be fun too. Just remember, oral carries risks of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's) too so you'll still need to use a condom or dental dam (square of latex) to cover the area.
- Do you trust and respect your partner, and think that they feel the same way about you?
- Are you confident that you can insist on safe sex? You can get pregnant/get someone pregnant and/or contract STIs every time you have sex, including the first time.