Are appropriate contraception available and being used if pregnancy is a concern? In this situation, it is crucial that you do not engage in sexual activity until your partner is sober. Looking back on my own adolescence, I can now identify and put names to some of my first sexual forays for which, at the time, I had no labels. Or maybe you haven't reached that point yet. So before you lose your virginity, think about what kind of birth control you'll use to protect against pregnancy, and talk about this with your partner…preferably before you're naked. OK, that was a little harsh, but really, there's always a chance that someone isn't being totally honest when they say they've never had sex before or they've only had sex with another virgin or whatever.
With more experience, sex becomes more fun, pleasurable, and comfortable.
Mass media has increasingly become more sexualized, thereby subtly and perhaps unconsciously pressuring teenagers all around the world to loose their virginity. The concept of having multiple virginities was thrown around a lot yesterday- some found this concept useful and meaningful, some less so. But having a hymen and being a virgin are not the same thing. And remember, you get to decide what "losing your virginity" really means — whether that's the first time you had consensual sex, the first time you had good sex, or the first time you had any sex. All women have different amounts of hymenal tissue, and in rare cases they aren't born with any. Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world.