Having sex for the first time can be very scary and overwhelming. There are many women who make the mistake of rushing into sex because they simply want to get the experience of having sex for the first time over and done with. This is not a great idea at all. It is important to take the time to properly prepare for your first sexual experience. The following guide walks you through a few tips to ensure that you properly prepare for sex.
Get on a Form of Birth Contraceptive
Many people make the mistake of assuming that they cannot get pregnant the first time they have sex. That is not the case at all. You can get pregnant any time you have sex. It is best to use a birth contraceptive to ensure that you do everything that you can to prevent getting pregnant. If you are a forgetful person, you may not want to take the birth control pill, you may want to instead to choose to have a contraceptive injection done that will last for an extended period of time without you having to do anything.
Purchase Condoms for the Male to Wear
Before you have sex, you need to have condoms readily available for the man to wear. Even though you are on a birth contraceptive, it will not protect you from getting a sexually transmitted disease though and is not guaranteed to keep you from getting pregnant. Using a condom along with your birth contraceptive will decrease your chances of getting a sexually transmitted disease or getting pregnant.
Have Your Partner Tested Before Having Sex
Before you have sex with anyone, you should see documentation that proves that they do not have any sexually transmitted diseases. They can go to a clinic and be tested relatively quickly and get the results back within a few days. This is an important step to take because during sex there is always a chance that the condom could break or slip off, which could cause you to be exposed to any disease that they may have.
Having sex for the first time will be far more comfortable when you're sure that you have done everything you can to protect yourself in every way that you possibly could. If someone truly cares about you, they will want your first time to be a great experience and be accepting of everything listed in this guide. Talk with a family planning professional, such as at Abortion Care, for more help.