Thinking of Having Sex? Spooky!

Right off the BAT (see? spooky!), many ladies can vouch for the fact that sex is a great time. It brings pleasure, it is exhilarating, and it is one of the many ways that two people can become very close with one another.

It is also a choice you get to make when you feel the time is right. Abstinence is totally fine and it is nothing to be ashamed of. However, if/when you choose to make the decision to have sex, there are a few things you should know.

  1. Blood!? (Vampire Spooky)

Just because you are having sex for the first time, it does not mean that you will bleed. Not everyone does. And if you do, that is 100% normal. The bleeding is not heavy and it simply indicates that your hymen broke after penetration. If bleeding becomes excessive, DEFINITELY go see a health professional.

  1. Pain!? (Slasher Movie Spooky)

Pain may occur during the first few times having sex. It may be there for a variety of reasons. It could be because the hymen (little flap of skin over the vagina) has been broken. If pain continues, again, seek help from a health professional.

  1. STDs!? (Scarier than Killer Clowns Spooky)

Protection is important. Condoms protect against Sexually Transmitted Diseases and pregnancy. IUDs (Intrauterine Device) and Pills are pregnancy preventers as well, although they do not protect against STDs. If you want to protect yourself from some serious scaries (Genital Herpes, Chlamydia, HPV, Pregnancy, etc.), USE PROTECTION.

  1. Sex is Not Something You Need to be Afraid Of. 

Having a lot of sex is nothing to be ashamed of.  Neither is having no sex at all. 

Remember; consent is everything, respect is everything, and you NEVER have to do anything that you do not want to do. 

For more helpful information, visit Planned Parenthood's section for teens: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/teens/sex