Talk about what kind of birth control you would use to protect yourselves from pregnancy and STDs (sexually transmitted diseases, also called sexually transmitted infections).Are you worried that you’ll sound like you’re accusing your partner of having an STD?
You can focus instead on protecting your health and respecting each other’s feelings.
Keep reading to learn more.“I think you should wait until you find the right guy — the guy that really loves you back, the one that is special.
Once you find the right guy, of course you should wait for the right age also.
If I choose to have sex, I will use birth control.”“My boyfriend and I decided we are both ready to have sex.
We know the consequences, we love each other, and it did not change anything.
A solid relationship comes from being with someone who supports you, trusts you, and appreciates you for who you are. As you start thinking about love and sex, don’t forget to focus on feeling good about yourself. When it comes to deciding about kissing and more, remember that so much of what you see on TV and hear in songs is not real or healthy.And remember that there are lots of ways to show affection other than sex. You’ll probably remember these exciting days for many years, and you want to remember them happily!Thinking about romance, starting to date, and feeling attraction all can be incredibly cool — and a little intense.As you start dating, think about what you’re looking for. Talk to your parent or guardian, doctor, or another trusted adult if you have questions.However, we discussed what to do “The best way to not get pregnant or STDs is to stay abstinent.Abstinence is a harder promise to keep as you get older because there’s so much pressure to be sexually active. They’ll help you keep your promise.”Anyone you’re seriously thinking about having sex with should be someone you can talk to about it.