Feel like you should be having SEX? Ready? or NOT?
Deciding whether you're ready for sex can be a tough decision. Having sex isn't just about what you do with your body; it's about your feelings, your thoughts, your values, beliefs and self-esteem. If you are thinking about having sex, you need to ask yourself if your heart and mind are ready for it.
Still think you're ready?
If you are still planning to have sex, then you need to make sure that you are both willing to be responsible for your sexual behaviour. That means talking openly about all of the consequences, and planning ahead to avoid problems.
You should be prepared to have safe sex
Even if you and your partner have been together for a long time and even if one of you is taking the pill, it is really important to use a condom
Several serious infections, including HIV and chlamydia, can exist in your body without any noticeable symptoms but they can make you very ill later on.
More and more young people are infected every day in the UK, but a lot of them are still not using condoms.
It’s your body so look after it. You can't make others responsible but you can take care of yourself.
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