You and bae are so into each other, you want to start having sex. It’s your body, it’s your choice, but there are a few things to consider first. There’s pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), including HIV. Sex also comes with a lot of intense feelings.
The first time A lot of changes happen to your body when you reach puberty, including getting your period. It’s your body's way of letting you know that you're growing up and will be able to make babies. As long as you’re a girl having sex, you can fall pregnant. It can happen the first time you have sex regardless of how you do it (on your period, doing it standing up, or taking a bath!) The only way to reduce the chances of unplanned pregnancy is by using birth control. Condoms are the only type of protection that can prevent pregnancy and STIs.
Using condoms properly Store in cool dry places, like your drawer. Check the expiry date. Check the package for damage. Open gently. Never use the same condom twice
Be careful Contraceptives are not 100 % effective and don’t always work. For the different type of contraceptives to be most effective, you need to follow the instructions given to you by a doctor or nurse.
Heart and Mind Sex can be a lot of drama if you do it for the wrong reasons. Like doing it for bae, because you’re afraid he’ll dump you or because your friends are doing it and you feel left out. Just make sure you put your needs and feelings above everyone else! And prepare yourself to do it safely.