Here are a few things to think about as a couple when you decide it’s time to start having sex, from Dr Martha Lee.
Don’t be afraid to talk about your respective sexual histories. Women are at least two times more likely to contract an STI (sexually transmitted infection) than men, so it’s up to both of you to take a proactive interest in your sexual health and contraception.
Set realistic expectations
Sex usually improves as you get to know someone and become more comfortable with each other’s bodies. The first time is usually not as mind-blowing as you might like it to be, so don’t feel pressured to make it the best night ever. Think of it as the first of many to come.
Still that mind
It’s easy to become anxious when trying anything new for the first time – let alone sex! Try to still your internal voice by focusing on your breathing and the sensations running through your body.