Sex and Relationships
You may already be having sex and not be sure of things like preventing pregnancy or infectons like HIV or how to get and use condoms or birth control. If you are not having sex but your friends may be you might be worried about being left out, not being seen as mature
or like you need to have sex to prove that you care about someone. The only person who can decide if you’re ready is you. If you’re thinking about having sex, but you’re not sure about it, it’s a good idea to ask yourself
•do I have contraception and know about safe sex?
•can I talk to my partner about having sex?
•do I feel comfortable with having sex?
•will my partner support me if I don’t have sex?
•will I feel less mature if I don’t have sex?
If you answer no to any of those questions, you may not be ready to have sex. You should never feel pressured into doing something sexual until you’re ready and you should not put yourself at risk by not having the right answers or the things you need like condoms or birth control to keep you safe.