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Girlfriend - - GF ADVICE -

“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.

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