Even if it is the first time having sex for both of you, you should always use contraception.Using contraception can help you to avoid pregnancy when you have sex with someone.If you're unsure or worried about anything to do with sex, you can talk to us.Contraception, or birth control, is when you take some action to prevent a pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection (STI).This might make you think sex should always be really good but sometimes sex can be painful, awkward or embarrassing.Sex can also feel different depending on who you're with.It's important to think about what feels right for you.
It can take time to feel confident and it's important to remember that nobody is perfect - we all have bits about ourselves which we don't really like.
It's easy to think that sex is always exciting and enjoyable.
Films, TV shows and music videos often show sex as being something great which everyone loves.
A way to feel better is to focus on what you do like. In the UK, you can legally have sex from the age of 16. It is the same for heterosexual sex (between a male and female), or homosexual or gay sex (between 2 members of the same sex).
This law is there to protect you and not punish you.