Whether your relationship is casual, exclusive or headed somewhere serious, it’s good to know that you’re on the same page as your partner before you take things into the bedroom.
This is especially important in the early stages of dating when one, or both of you, might still be dating other people.
No arbitrary rule will ensure that a relationship will go the distance or mean that people won’t judge you – if you feel ready, then it’s the right time.
If a lot of your guy’s friends are like him—young and single—going out to bars until 4 a.m.
drinking, flirting with women, and behaving like a frat boy may be the norm.
Minimum.’ We’ve all heard the rules that people apply to their sex lives but, in reality, there is no ‘right’ time to have sex with a new partner.
Everyone is different and everyone’s relationship is different so holding yourself to any rule, however well intentioned, can be problematic.
When it comes to having sex with a new partner, everyone has an opinion on when’s the ‘right’ time to take the plunge – and the truth is, they’re all wrong!
For every relationship that doesn’t go further than a one-night stand, there’s that couple that slept together after their first date and have been together ever since.Exclusivity isn’t important to everyone, but if you do think that you’re the only person having sex with your partner – and they have other ideas – then it’ll only lead to heartbreak.Make sure you both know where you stand before having sex so you don’t get any nasty shocks!This shared awkwardness can often feel more intimate than the sex itself; these are the moments that you really let your guard down and let your partner see the real you.If you’re still at that stage of dating where you’re presenting an almost perfect picture of yourself – with barely a hair out of place – then perhaps stop to think whether you’re really ready to take things to the next level.Let’s be honest; sex can be great, but it can be extremely awkward too!