“I was pretty clueless when it came to sex. I had my first girlfriend at 16 and lost my virginity to her around my 17th birthday. We did it at her (parents’) house and, at the time, I was absolutely *terrified* of getting her pregnant. I was less familiar with the mechanics of how pregnancy worked at that time, and thought that to make it safer, I’d use two condoms instead of one. Looking back, I’ve realised that was massively counter-productive and heightened our risk of pregnancy due to the friction of the two condoms on each other, increasing the risk of breakage. It also dulled all the sensation for me – meaning I didn’t orgasm or even feel pleasure. I just felt fear over getting her pregnant, or worse, her parents walking in asking us why we hadn’t come up for dinner yet.” – Malcolm, 19.