4. Do You Know Your Body?
You’d be surprised how many women don’t know how their bodies work sexually. Do you know what a hymen is? Have you considered that you might bleed or have an allergic reaction to latex? Have you considered how your body might react – pain, discomfort, etc? This isn’t meant to scare you, but simply to suggest you do your research. Read a medical periodical, consult Planned Parenthood or Google any questions you have about women and how their bodies respond during intercourse so that you can make an informed decision on whether or not sex is something you’re physically up to. If you fell asleep during Sex Education in school, you’ll need to know what goes where, how your body could react, what is “normal” and what isn’t so that you can ease any anxiety you may be feeling about having sex for the first time. Doing your research could also help to debunk any silly myths you may have heard about losing your virginity. There’s no such thing as “too much” information when it comes to making such a big decision.