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Personal story: Josh

We started to talk about having sex. She was totally into it!

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"My name is Josh.

My first time was when I was going out with Jennifer. We had been going out for like 3 months and we started to talk about having sex. She was totally into it! So, one day my mom and I drove around town and I told her to stop at a store so I could get a drink. I got condoms too (I’m 16 and Jenn was too). We wanted to make it super special, so on her birthday, I went to her house to watch a movie. We watched the Bank Job (our favourite movie). Half way into it I got horny and I told her, so we started to make out and hug.

Like 17 minutes into it I took off her shirt and she took off mine. Then I put the condom on and some lube on it so it wouldn't hurt her. She was so beautiful and I told her as I went into her. She told me I was gentle and loving (we loved each other a lot). I wasn't self-confident about how I looked, but she accepted me for who I was. I kept telling her how much I cared about her and how much I loved her and she liked it. I could tell by her body. We kept going for like 2 hours then she told me how much she loved it and how she would never forget it. I would never either. We feel so much closer together. It’s like we were meant for each-other. I think we are."

What we say

Talking with your partner about sex and getting condoms ready for your first time is the best way to ensure you have a great first time sex experience and protect yourselves from STIs, including HIV and pregnancy. Whilst Josh may not have had all the confidence in the world, the fact that he was comfortable with his girlfriend meant that it was still enjoyable. Check out our page Am I ready for sex? for more information.

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  • Last updated: 14 November 2022
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