3 Ways To Know You're Ready To Have Sex With Someone NEW

Aleeah

3 Ways to know You're ready to have sex with someone NEW

When dating someone new, you may worry about when to have sex for the first time. You don’t want to get hurt or hurt the other person. You don’t want to complicate the budding relationship. You’ve sought guidance from friends, therapists, blogs, scriptures, experts, and sexperts. None of their advice has eased your fears. Part of you wants to have sex just to get it over with, so you stop worrying about it. Another part of you wants to walk away before you make a mess of things. Before you do anything, throw away the books of rules, and stop asking others for advice. It's time to learn how to turn toward yourself for the answers, as you are your own best dating and mating guide.

You may be thinking that you can’t trust yourself to make, “good,” decisions. You've made mistakes and gotten hurt. You've let yourself down and been let down. You regret some of your past dating and sexual decisions. You feel like you're the last person you should turn to for guidance. But what you may not realize is that after all of these experiences, you can trust yourself now more than ever! You've learned what you need to be in place in order to have sex and reflect back positively. You’ve also learned what circumstances leave you feeling guilt, shame or regret. You know what works for you and what doesn't. You've gained insights into what you need to be ready which no book or friend could ever tell you!

3 Ways To Know You're Ready To Have Sex With Someone NEW

Most of us were not taught how to listen to our bodies for guidance as to what we need. We weren’t taught to trust our inner voices to make decisions. We certainly weren’t told to make our own decisions about how we want to have sex, when, and with whom. In fact, many people were told that what they feel and what they want is not ok, and should not be validated. All of us received tons of conflicting messages about sex. From an early age, we were told what sex is, how to have it, when, with whom, how often, and what it means about us when we have sex. It makes sense that as adults, we continue to look to externally for guidance. Only looking outside ourselves is dangerous because we are more likely to regret our decisions when they are based on other people's beliefs and values. When we make decisions based on our own feelings, needs, and values, we are more likely to be happy with our choices. When you learn to turn inward for guidance, you’ll make choices you feel good about. Over time, you'll build trust in yourself.

It’s time to turn toward yourself to acknowledge what you need, and to validate your needs. Your needs should be met without having to compromise yourself to please others. When you dismiss your needs to feel ready to have sex, you give others permission to dismiss them as well. Then, you’re at risk for having sex before you’re ready, which could lead to regretting your decision. Only you can know what you need, and it’s up to you to make sure your needs are met.

The following exercises will help you turn toward yourself to gain clarity on what your needs are, so you can ensure these needs are met before you have sex with someone new:

1. Use the past

Think about the times you've had sex and felt good about it. Think about the times you regretted it, or felt shame or guilt. What conditions were there? Were you in a committed relationship? Were you clear with the person that you were not and would not be in a committed relationship? Did you take things slowly? Had the person already met your family? Were you excited that you might get caught doing it? Did you do a meditationtogether first? Use your past to identify what supports you in reflecting back with positive feelings. Doing so provides a good source of information as to your needs to be ready to have sex.

3 Ways To Know You're Ready To Have Sex With Someone NEW

2. Know how you want to feel after you have sex

This will help you identify some of your needs. If you want to feel safe and loved, wait to have sex until you are safe and loved, as you define safety and love. If you want to feel free of commitment, make sure you're not committed. If you don't want to feel anxious about pregnancy or diseases, make sure you bring and use protection. First identify how you want to feel after you have sex with this new person. Then, you can take steps to make sure you will likely feel this way.

3 Ways To Know You're Ready To Have Sex With Someone NEW

3. Communicate

You can’t figure out if you’re ready to have sex with this new person on your own; you have to discuss your needs with your potential partner in order to be sure you’re on the same page. Otherwise, you’re acting on assumptions, and you could be very off base. Once you know what you need in order to reflect back positively, check in with your partner. Part of meeting your own needs is expecting that the other person meets them too. You give your partner an opportunity to meet your needs by voicing them.

You already have all the answers you need to know if you’re ready to have sex for the first time with a new person. It’s time to acknowledge your truth, believe your needs are valid, and take a risk that others will believe it too!

3 Ways To Know You're Ready To Have Sex With Someone NEW
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  • Anonymous
    Great take!
    Well described.
    Very new & modern concept: "listen to your inner voice". Which is of course the one most important secret to happiness. In our modern, over-complicated, over-informed, and manipulative society, it is not an easy task to accomplish. It needs practice, and focus. Also a great deal of assertiveness, and support by yourself for yourself. For those who can't, help from the outside world, like counseling, therapists, or support groups could help. It may take a few years to start to get the hang of things. But the most important tool I have discovered is a technique called "MINDFULNESS".
    Is this still revelant?

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  • Scrambledagain
    What about those people who, by the nature of who they are, are very inexperienced in love and sex? They don't have a past to reference from.
    • Aleeah

      then just wing it?

    • I suppose they have no choice do they. It's why I'm an advocate of the pick up artist movement. It helps men become more skilled with attraction.

    • Aleeah

      whats the pick up artist movement?

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  • MusicMayhem
    This is all fine and dandy... unless you're a virgin and have no past reference for how you've felt about it.
  • Spirit_Is_Free
    Great take - Wise words for anyone contemplating taking the next step with someone
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  • Tarvold
    meh...

    1.) My dick is hard.
    2.) Her pussy is wet.
    3.) We have a condom.

    Done.
  • WalterRadio
    Hogwash. If one is over 18, then you will know whether you want to have sex with someone, and whether the feeling is mutual within 15 to 30 minutes of meeting. And once known, don't bother waiting. If you don't have time on the first date, then make sure you do on the second.

    Communication is important. "Should we get a hotel room?" tends to work. I always pick a first date meeting spot close to a hotel. Then you can have the obligatory health talk, and both parties would have condoms with them anyway.
  • OlderAndWiser
    Excellent advice and it was very well written. Keep doing it!
  • BlackMagick666
    The bulge in my pants is a good enough indicator for me.
  • WhatAreYouReading
    Great take and I love the top picture!! Hilarious!
  • RebeccaSJ
    I knew when I was ready.
  • sp33d
    Am I your first?
    - You mean today?

    gold :D
  • Anonymous
    That first pic hilarious dude.
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