Contrary to popular belief, the hymen is not a membrane covering the vaginal opening. LL Lesego Lg Oct 7, Here is my personal guideline, after having sex with several women who were virgins: Other forms of birth control do not protect against STIs, so a condom gives you an extra layer of protection. There is discomfort during first time sex, but going at it gentle and slow will indeed make it easier. Promise to tell him if it hurts.
If your partner refuses to use a condom, you may want to reconsider having sex with them.
Does a woman always bleed when she has sex for the first time?
She received her M. Are you feeling pressured to have sex? Even if you don't end up talking to them beforehand, you may want to have someone you could contact in case of emergency. Pick a stress-free location. Always use a water based lubricant, not Vaseline, oil, moisturizer, or any kind of greasy substance. Hormonal birth control like the pill only prevents pregnancy, not STIs. Over the course of a few sessions which spanned a couple days, she was able to relax into it and that was that.