We had been going out for two months when it started feeling like the 'right' time
to have sex
boyfriend was experienced but I never had sex
I was feeling pretty nervous about it. I mean, how do you know when the time is right? It's pretty
embarrassing when you're the last virgin of all your friends.
I definitely didn't want to get pregnant
, and I knew there were infections that could be passed
so I wanted to know about all my options.
I ended up going to a sexual health clinic
set up for young people. There was a great educator
there and I asked heaps of questions.
They said it was a good idea for my boyfriend to have an STI test
, to make sure he doesn't have
from previous sexual partners.
It was embarrassing talking to my boyfriend about this stuff, as I trusted him. But some STI
, don't have any symptoms, so most people don't know they have it.
We also talked about being faithful to each other. Cos if one of us were to have unprotected sex
with someone else, we could get an STI
and give it to each other.
So far the pill
has worked out ok for us. The hardest thing is remembering to take it at the same
time each day. So I set a reminder on my phone.
My boyfriend and I are also going to have regular STI tests
. They are free and confidential
anyway. Now there's a lot of trust between us and I know I can talk to him about anything.