There are SO many different reactions you could have, both emotional and physical, to having sex for the first time, all of which are completely normal. As long as you use protection and are percent sure you're ready, you're in a good place. To be even more prepared, though, keep reading to find out things that no one tells you about losing your virginity. If you're thinking of having sex or if you've already started, you'll want to start talking to your doctor about it. I know, I know: It's going to feel so weird to talk to an adult about sex. But, trust me, they hear about sex and vaginas all day, every day, so nothing will be a shock to them.
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Losing Your Virginity - Things to Know About First Time Having Sex
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14 Things No One Tells You About Losing Your Virginity But You Need to Know
There is no one definition of virginity. Others may define virginity as never engaging in vaginal penetration with a penis, despite having had other types of sex, including oral stimulation and anal penetration. Some people may no longer call themselves a virgin after engaging in anal penetration or penetration with a finger or sex toy. Others may reconsider their virginity status after receiving or giving oral stimulation.
Mostly, though, it's hard to imagine what sex will actually be like when it happens — beyond what you learned in sex education class. That's why we talked to 24 people to find out exactly what first time sex was like, and what they wished they'd known going in. Before we dive into their real-life experiences, let's set the record straight: Below are some of the most common questions people ask about virginity.