Sex: Your Life. Your Choice.

Whether you choose to have sex—either for the first time or the 500th time—is entirely up to you. When making that decision you will be influenced by your cultural and/or religious background as well as your relationship with your partner. A supportive partner will be respectful of whatever decision you make.

If you are inexperienced and beginning a new sexual relationship, you may find that you are a bit nervous. Perhaps you are self-conscious about your body, or have questions about technique and are worried that you may disappoint your partner.

Don't worry, even more experienced people—including couples in long-term relationships and your partner—get nervous and have questions. There will always be something more to learn, whether it is a complicated position from the Kama Sutra, or more importantly, how to communicate with your partner to better understand his or her needs and desires.

For more information on sex and relationships visit our Sex, Contraception and Disease Prevention Resources page.