Sexual Health

Whether it’s your first time, or your hundred-and-first, sex should be something that you enjoy and can have safely.

If you are thinking about having sex, then it is important that you are ready, can enjoy it, and can take responsibility for it.

It is also important to make sure that you get contraceptive advice to protect yourself from unplanned pregnancy and STIs.

Having sex for the first time

When you decide to have sex for the first time, there’s no right or wrong way to do it. The most important thing is for you to feel comfortable and do what makes you feel good.

It’s important to remember that there is no right or wrong way to have sex.

For more detail please visit the Brook webpage on having sex for the first time. Here is some advice they give:

  • Consent: their number one tip for great sex is consent. It’s important that everyone involved is consenting at all times
  • Don't rush: the right time to have sex for the first time is when you are ready and want to
  • Communicate: communication is the key to consensual and enjoyable sex and you should talk with the person you are going to have sex with
  • Be safe: know about the contraception you want to use and discuss this with the person you are going to have sex with
  • Relax: it's normal to feel nervous before you have sex for the first time but you shouldn't feel stressed. If this is the case then you should slow things down
  • Go with the flow: In reality, things don’t always go smoothly and this is why feeling ready, comfortable and communicating with your partner is really important. 


other websites

Brook operates a number of sexual health and wellbeing services across the UK and they are committed to supporting young people. They offer advice on many different areas related to sexual health


Let's talk about sex!

Sexwise is run by the national sexual health charity FPA and they can give you honest and informed advice about contraception, pregnancy, STIs, and pleasure.

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