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Nicola Hughes on sex and relationships
For me, sex in a relationship is 100 percent important. I think if you don’t have sexual attraction and you don’t have a good sex life, you didn’t really have much of a relationship. It’s so important to be able to be intimate with one another. You have to be 100 percent comfortable and trust each other and tell each other what you both like, and be okay with that.
When did I lose my virginity? Oh Jesus! Dad’s going to have a heart attack! Can I just say in my late teens? I think my Dad will have a heart attack. He’s so… well, we were so Catholic back in the day. He’s kind of got a little more comfortable about what’s okay and what’s not okay. It’s so funny because when I was younger I wasn’t allowed a boy in the house. My brother had his steady girlfriend there all the time. Or if I did have a boy there, the door would be open.
The first time is always shite, if you look back now and think of it (laughs). It was very basic and bland – let’s call it that. The poor boy, if he reads this!