How do I know when I’m ready to have sex for the first time? I know you won’t give me any Seventeen magazine, Disney nonsense, which is why I’m asking specifically you. Let me have it.
Is your decision to become sexually active on your own terms and of your own free will?
Do you recognize and respect the possible consequences, both physical and emotional, of becoming sexually active?
Are you able and willing to practice safe sex every single time?
If you can honestly answer yes to those three questions, you are ready.