Think all your mates are doing it? Don’t be so sure. It’s a fact that many people Under 16yrs say they’ve had sex when they haven’t – just so that they look good, and many people wait until they are at least 16yrs or older.
No matter what anyone says, doing it for the first time – or doing it for the first time with a new partner is a big thing.
So you need to think about it very carefully. Try this quiz to figure out how you feel:
- Do you really feel ready to have sex? Yes / No
- Have you thought about what could happen? Yes / No
- Are you having sex just because you think everyone else is doing it and you don’t want to be left behind? Yes / No
- Are you having sex just because you think your partner wants / expects you to? Yes / No
Happy and successful relationships are based on understanding – of yourself, your partner and how you relate.
AVERT.org has more information about having sex for the first time and losing your virginity.