Many people imagine their first time to be special and magical. Being sexual with another person is an expression of closeness and intimacy. Deciding whether and when to have sexual intercourse, or any other kind of sexual activity, like touching or oral sex, requires a lot of thought from you and your partner.
Also, many people are worried that it will hurt the first time they have sex. It can hurt and some girls do bleed a little. This is because the girl has a hymen, which is a piece of thick skin which goes across the opening of the vagina. This can break the first time she has sex.
Sometimes, a girl can break her hymen and not realise. This can happen doing things like sports or horse riding.
Most teens are having sex
Oral sex isn't really sex
It's obvious if someone has an infection
You can't get pregnant if you have sex when you're having your period
Condoms always break and don't really work
You can't get pregnant the first time you have sex…or if you don't really have sex that often
I won't get an STI because I only have sex with my partner
I won't get pregnant or get an STI because I get my sexual partners to withdraw their penis before they cum (ejaculate)
The contraceptive pill makes you put on weight
It's the girl's responsibility not to get pregnant
All sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs) can be cured
You have to fit the stereotypes to be gay
It's unhealthy to masturbate
Everyone orgasms during sex
You can lose your virginity by having a Pap smear