The secret thing you don't realize about the first time you have sex until wayyyy after it's happened is that there's no wrong way to do it. As long as it's totally consensual and safe, you're doing everything right. But that doesn't mean you're not allowed to feel nervous or even a little anxious about doing the deed for the very first time. Everyone has pre-sex jitters—no matter how cool they pretend to play it. And you should embrace the awkwardness! Because, I hate to break it to you, but sex can be just as awkward the th time you do it as the first.
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Thanks to Hollywood's unrealistic standards, we've all built up this imaginary idea of what sex is supposed to be like. But the truth is, everyone's experience is different. Sometimes it's smooth and romantic, and other times, it's kind of terrible. But no matter how old you are or what the circumstances are, having sex for the first time can feel like a huge deal! Below, 43 girls get real about the first time they had sex — how they knew they were ready, who they did it with, and how they felt afterward. I think I would have enjoyed it more if he had checked in with me to see if my needs were being met, which they weren't. At the time, I was blinded by my love, so I chose to look past that.
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