Am I ready for sex?
Before you try something new, make sure you can tick all these boxes.
You could add some of your own too. What boxes would need to be ticked for YOU to feel comfortable trying something new?
Am I ready? Enjoyment: I've really enjoyed the things I've done up until now (including solo sex) Knowing what I like: I know how and where I like to be touched Equipment: I know where to get a condom or dental dam from and how to use it Trust: I'm with someone I trust, and we respect and care about each other Communication: I feel I can talk to the person I'm with about sex Maturity: We both feel mature enough to deal with any unintended consequences (E.g. if a condom breaks)LEGAL: the law says you need to be 16 to legally consent to sex