You and the people in your life might have different ideas about when or what type of sexual activity is alright and what is not.
A guy might be led to believe that he should have sex with a lot of girls and not get emotionally attached to them.
On the other hand, a girl might be led to believe that having sex with too many guys is “slutty,” and that girls should “play hard to get.” Stereotypes like these can make it harder for everyone to be honest about what they really want and can also make them feel self-conscious.
It’s important that you feel ready and confident in your decisions about having sex.
Even if you are in a healthy relationship and would like to have sex with your partner, some beliefs or expectations might make this decision more complicated.
A relationship will be stronger and more real when both people can truly be themselves both inside and outside of the bedroom.