Sex means different things to different people, but it is best to understand everything you can about sex and sexuality. Sex is what you do, while sexuality is who you are. Sex in this context refers to sexual activity.

 

Here, you’ll want to find about sex and how best you can enjoy your sexuality

Am I ready?

This is the first question you should ask yourself before engaging in any sexual activity. Sometimes it can be confusing because growing up, you begin to develop changes during puberty (you can read about puberty in your body) and this makes you more aware of your sexuality. You find yourself fascinated about sex and want to talk about it; you even begin to explore your sexual organs to find out as much as you can. This usually leads people to masturbating.

Having sex for the first time entirely depends on you, but you have to be certain you are ready and it is what you want. On average, majority of people have sex for the first time around age 16.

Sex shouldn’t just be something that happens to you; it should be something that you are ready and prepared for after making up your mind. Here’s a checklist to help you prepare and ensure the first time is something you enjoy and not regret.

 

  • Do you really want to have sex?
  • Be ready for whatever happens next; things could get complicated
  • Communicate with your partner about what you really like
  • Be confident enough to say NO I DON’T WANT when it hurts
  • Find somewhere comfortable you would like to have sex for the first time
  • Finally ensure you have these items: Condoms, contraceptives, lube (should link to respective sections)to avoid STDs and unwanted pregnancy