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What should you think about before giving up your virginity?

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The decision to have any form of sex for the first time is a big moment. Two important things you should remember are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and birth control (such as condoms, "the pill," diaphragms, and spermicidal lubricants).

Educate yourself about the types of STDs, and ways to prevent infections. Pregnancy is another big matter. Don’t take chances. Research your options to avoid an unplanned pregnancy.

Peer pressure, morality, religion, and your own values will play major roles in your decision to have sex. It should be yours alone, and you should feel comfortable with your decision to start having sex.

From: Teens and Virginity WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS.org): "The Truth About Adolescent Sexuality." 

Iwannaknow.org: "Puberty - For Girls - What to Expect."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 20, 2018

SOURCES: 

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS.org): "The Truth About Adolescent Sexuality." 

Iwannaknow.org: "Puberty - For Girls - What to Expect."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 20, 2018

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