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Sex - Is everyone getting it?

Is everyone really having sex at all hours of the night, every night and in every possible position imaginable? And what's more, is it always amazing?

Well, in one survey carried out on a class of 30 teenagers in year 11, 16 boys and girls voluntarily said they'd had sex. When a confidential, anonymous written survey was carried out on the same group of teenagers it transpired that only 5 had actually had sex.

So you see, there is a lot of bravado and lying involved when it comes to sex. It is perceived, quite wrongly, that in order to seem mature, grown up and cool, you have to have experienced sex.

Both boys and girls may bend the truth to make their friends believe that they have 'done it' by not giving all the details away - when in fact all that happened was a snog and a grope.

One in four people have had sex below the age of 16. Even if it were three in four people, that still wouldn't mean you have to. Enjoy your virginity - you won't be getting it back. Take the pressure off yourself: enjoy being boyfriends and girlfriends and being in love.

Only have sex when you're ready!

Read an article:
How to talk to your parents about sex

It's time for that serious talk you've been dreading! But treat them kindly and you might find your parents are more amenable than you'd think.

Solo sex: masturbation for boys

It's the 'skip it and you're doomed' stage on the road to becoming a happy adult - and a great lover.

Masturbation for girls

Become sexually confident - before you ever have full sex

The function of sex

Why do people do it?

Foreplay

Essential for her - and a pleasure for both of you. It doesn't need to go 'all the way' to full intercourse. Take the pressure off yourselves and enjoy.

Intercourse and orgasm

This is what happens to your body and mind when you get that loving feeling.

Your first time

Are you ready? If so, here are a few things you might expect - and some tips and pointers.

The ways people have sex

Has it ever crossed your mind that there is more than one way of having sex?

Being sensual without having sex

Why go 'all the way' when there are many, less 'full-on' ways of exploring sexuality with your partner - from a kiss and a cuddle to mutual masturbation and oral sex.

Saying no to sex

If you don't want to have sex, here are a few tactful ways to assert your desires and keep in control of your life.

When is the right time to lose my virginity?

In short: when you're sure you're ready; not when your boyfriend or girlfriend - or anyone else, for that matter - pressures you.

Sex myths uncovered

Dividing the facts from the fiction. Don't believe all that you hear - because a lot of people try to sound as if they know everything, and that could land you in difficulties.

 

Question MarkQuick Tips!
Ready for love?

So use condoms and put them on sexily.

There's no need to pretend you're not using condoms, every reason to use them - and it won't spoil the mood

 

 

 

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