There are SO many different reactions you could have, both emotional and physical, to having sex for the first time, all of which are completely normal. As long as you use protection and are percent sure you're ready, you're in a good place. To be even more prepared, though, keep reading to find out things that no one tells you about losing your virginity. If you're thinking of having sex or if you've already started, you'll want to start talking to your doctor about it.
Losing Your Virginity: Real Talk About What Happens the First Time You Have Sex
What happens when you lose your virginity? Facts and myths
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26 Things to Know About Pain and Pleasure During Your First Time
First-time sex can be a tricky, scary and confusing thing. For starters, people define "sex" in different ways. It can include vaginal sex, oral sex, anal sex, and other activities. Maybe you've already learned about sex in school, from friends, from parents, or somewhere online, and maybe you're not ready to have sex yet — which is totally normal.
Having sex for the first time is a pretty big deal—and while losing your virginity can be the subject of a lot of excitement, but it can also carry feelings of fear or anxiety. Mostly, though, it's hard to imagine what sex will actually be like when it happens— beyond what you learned in sex education class. That's why we talked to 24 people to find out exactly what losing their virginity was like—and what they wished they'd known going in.