Losing your virginity can be a nerve-wracking experience. Until you’ve actually had a session between the sheets, the world of s*x can seem both alluring and intimidating. If you’re gearing up to have your first roll in the hay, here are a few things you should know before you take the plunge.
1. Relax about your body
This may be one of the first times that you show your unclad body to a member of the opposite s*x, but you shouldn’t let this thought cause you to panic. Because you’re both going into this experience willingly, then odds are the other person is pretty eager to see how you look without any clothes on. It’s natural for anyone of any age to have insecurities about their appearance, but s*x is a time when you can lose yourself in the pleasure of another person’s body, and forget about the parts of your physique you’d like to change.
2. It may not go as planned
You’ve probably spent quite a bit of time imagining how your first time will go down, but it’s important not to think too carefully about what you expect. s*x should be a spontaneous event, and during a romantic encounter you’ll likely find out that your partner has different ideas about how things should proceed. This isn’t a bad thing – one of the beautiful parts of s*x is that both parties get to voice their needs and wants, and revel in the pleasure of attending to their partners’ desires.