The Pre-Game: What You Should Know Before Having Sex

Let's Chat About Some Things You Should Know Before Getting Down And Dirty

The Pre-Game: What You Should Know Before Having Sex

Hey there, adventurers! So, you're thinking about taking a sexy step in your relationship? That's exciting! But before you dive in, let's have a little chat about some things you should know before getting down and dirty. Don't worry; we'll keep it casual and fun, because sex should be both of those things!

    1. Consent is King (or Queen!)
      • Consent is the most important thing when it comes to sex
      • Both partners need to be on the same page about what they're comfortable with
      • Consent is an ongoing thing – you can change your mind at any time
      • If your partner doesn't respect your "no," that's a major red flag
    2. Protect Yourself (and Your Partner)
      • Condoms are crucial for preventing STIs and unwanted pregnancy
      • There are other forms of birth control too, like the pill or IUDs
      • Chat with your healthcare provider about what options work best for you
      • Don't be afraid to have the condom conversation with your partner
    3. Get Tested, Stay Safe
      • Some STIs don't have symptoms, so getting tested regularly is important
      • This is especially true if you're sexually active with multiple partners
      • It's not a judgment thing; it's just a smart thing to do for your health
    4. Know Your Body
      • Take time to explore and figure out what feels good for you
      • Communicate this to your partner – everyone's body is different
      • Experimentation is key to finding what works for you and your partner
    5. Have Fun!
      • Sex should be enjoyable, so don't put too much pressure on yourself
      • It's okay to laugh, make mistakes, and try new things
      • Focus on enjoying the moment with your partner
    6. Listen to Your Body
      • Pain or discomfort during sex is not uncommon, especially if it's your first time or you're trying something new
      • If something hurts, stop and communicate with your partner
      • If pain persists, talk to your healthcare provider – they're there to help
    7. You Can Always Say No
      • It doesn't matter if you've already started fooling around or if you've had sex with this person before
      • If you're not feeling it, you have every right to put a stop to things
      • Your partner should always respect your boundaries

Remember, communication is key when it comes to sex. Don't be afraid to talk about your desires, concerns, and boundaries with your partner. And if you ever have any questions or worries, reach out to a healthcare professional or a trusted friend. They can provide you with accurate information and support.

Now that you're armed with this knowledge, go forth and have some safe, consensual, and enjoyable sexy times! And most importantly, have fun and stay safe out there, adventurers!

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Sources: For the most accurate and up-to-date information on this topic, consult reputable health organizations, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO).