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How do you have sex?

There are many different ways to have sex. People sometimes use the word "sex" just to mean penis-in-vagina sex, but this is only one of the many sexual things people can do together.

Here are some of the ways people have sex;

  • Kissing
  • Cuddling, touching and stroking each others' bodies
  • Touching each other's genitals (masturbation)
  • Oral sex
  • Penis-in-vagina intercourse
  • Penis-in-anus intercourse

Making the decision to have sex

As soon as you get past childhood, everyone starts to face questions about sex:

  • when to have it
  • who to have it with
  • where to have it
  • what kind of sex to have

and of course,

  • whether to have sex in the first place.

There's no right or wrong way to answer these questions. Everyone's will have a different view because everyone has different interpretations of what activities count as 'sex,' ( e.g. Oral sex? Vaginal sex? Anal sex? Sex with toys?). Everyone also has different views about whether they are ready for or comfortable with certain types of sexual activity.

Whatever your definition of sex, if you’re thinking about having it for the first time there are some things to consider, because sex involves at least one other person and it can also have impacts on both your health and your relationships. If you’re informed and knowledgeable about sex and understand your own feelings about having it, you’re likely to have better peace of mind about the choices you make. You can feel comfortable knowing that you’ve made a well thought out decision.

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