Many girls think they have to be caring, share their emotions and support each other. They seem to be under pressure from the likes of the TV and magazines to look good, wear the latest fashions and know all about the sex ‘stuff’. However, this is far from the case and the important thing is that you feel good about yourself.
Friends can also pile on the pressure particularly when it comes to having sex. You should not have sex just to keep your friends or boyfriend happy or to keep up appearances. Having sex is a big deal and ideally it should be within a loving relationship and when you feel the time is right. You can’t turn the clock back and many teenagers regret having sex because they felt under pressure and the time was just not right for them.Of course you will have lots of questions and uncertainties. Talk to someone you trust or there are good websites out there that are packed full of information or visit your local C2U drop in.