It’s common for a person’s first sexual experience to elicit various feelings, from enthusiasm to dread. Uninformed and unpreparedness are two things you should never be. Dr. Nupur Gupta, Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fortis Gurugram, and Dr. Vimal Grover, Director: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fortis LaFemme are just the people we need to advise us on what to expect and what to remember when having our first sex.
It’s natural to be fearful of pain or harm, and both couples must be in good sexual health. Open communication with your sexual partner can also assist you in taking control of your health. It’s necessary to have open lines of communication. If you’re not ready, don’t feel compelled to have sex. You can also talk to a parent, sibling, or friend you trust.
Gynecologists advise women to be aware of unplanned pregnancy prevention and sexually transmitted illnesses prevention (STIs). It’s chances to get pregnant by having sex during your fertile days. Before participating in sexual activity, one should be aware of available birth control or contraceptive options. Pregnancy and STIs are prevented with condoms and diaphragms (barrier contraceptives).
Other alternatives, such as combination hormonal oral pills, stop the ovary from releasing eggs but only guard against pregnancy, not infections or disorders. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, syphilis, various types of hepatitis, and HIV are all prevalent STIs that can develop without safe sex.
Before engaging in sexual activity, refrain from consuming alcohol or using recreational drugs.
Be aware that if your condom ruptures or breaks, you can use emergency contraception to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. It’s good to take it as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours.
To learn more about STIs and sexual health:
- Make an appointment with a gynecologist.
- When assistance is needed, don’t be hesitant to ask.
- Remember to engage in safe sex and remember that it is your body and your decision.
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