The following is an extract from Well This is Growing Up, a biographical self-help book for teenage girls by Megan Street. One night, my friend inboxed me the link to the page which I had no idea about and said that there was one on me! I still remember my stomach dropping.
Your first time having sex can be the subject of a lot of excitement, but it can also carry feelings of fear or anxiety. Mostly, though, it's hard to imagine what it will actually be like when it happens. For many of us, the only conception we have of our first time is what we see in the movies, but those portrayals don't very often get it right — especially when it comes to the first time.
There's no right time to have sex but it happens. And with sex scenes in our favourite shows like Riverdale and Orange Is The New Black, it can cloud our judgement on how the deed really goes down — FYI it's not always like your favourite Netflix show. It might seem like everyone around you is at it like rabbits but when you get down to it is up to you.
If you popped your cherry before you lifted your first legal drink at 18 you could be on the road to a rocky marriage a new study warns. Women who lost their virginity in their teens are more likely to split from their husbands than those who waited longer and no, this research isn't part of chastity crusade. The study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family showed the trend was exasperated when the teenage sex was unwanted.
One of the best pieces of parenting advice I can give to mothers of tween and teen daughters, especially the less chatty ones, is that the most revealing conversations happen side by side — never face to face. Get your girl walking next to you and eventually she will start to spill the beans or ask questions she would never would if she could see your eyes. This might be true for boys, too, but I don't have sons so I can't test it out.
The Playlist Staff. You never forget your first time, they say. And even if you were to try very hard to expunge the memory, Hollywood will do its best to keep on reminding you anyway.
Skip navigation! Story from Movies. Find me a teen movieany teen movie, and I'll show you at least one character obsessed with losing their virginity.