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When should you have sex

Updated on March 29, 2010

Many people ask the question: When is the right time or age to have sex? This is not always an easy question to answer. Is it when you are 16,18, when you get married? When is the right time? There are many reasons why people want to sleep together. Whether it be hormones, love, or because it seems like the popular thing to do. When you are thinking about having sex, think about what the consequences are going to be for your actions and are they going to be worth the risk?

In a perfect world we would all wait until marriage to have sex but this is just not the world we live in today and we can teach our kids this principle. You cannot be blind to the fact that they may be having sex. Every parent wants to think their teens can do no wrong and they are perfect. We as adults make mistakes, our kids make mistakes, everyone makes mistakes. In other words, it is not uncommon to make a mistake.

Having sex at any age can be a risk. Even when you are young and feel invincible or old and think you are wise beyond your years, there are things to consider when you think you are ready to have sex. In today's age there are many Stds-sexually transmitted diseases- like aids, herpes, and many more. Many Stds do not have a cure and your bad decision could lead to one of these Stds that could ruin your life. Many people have had their dreams shattered and their lives come to a halting end. Like not being able to go to college or start a new career or even not being able to finish high school because of bad decisions when it comes to sex. Catching an Std or having an unwanted pregnancy can bring you down.

If you are going to have sex, one of the best ways to protect yourself is to wear a condom. These will help you to keep those unwanted Stds and pregnancies at bay, however, condoms do not always work and you could still end up with an std or unwanted pregnancy. Many people use birth control and it is an effective way to help from getting pregnant, but they will not help at all with the transference of Stds so beware of using birth control without other protections. For the guys out there, remember, having sex with a woman you do not love and getting her pregnant can lead to large child support payments that can ruin your life when you are trying to start another family. The best way to keep from getting pregnant or catching an Std is not to have premarital sex. But if you decide to it is good to know the facts.

We all make bad decisions sometimes. It can be having sex at an improper age or deciding to do it with a person that may not be right for you. If you do decide to have sex just make sure to use protection because if you don't, that bad decision may have consequences that cannot be changed. Overall, it is your choice to make and nothing anyone says is going to change that. If you make a bad choice (if it is one) it does not make you a bad person. All of us make bad decisions in our lives, at times, it is part of being a human being. In conclusion, all I can say is have fun, stay protected, and try to make the right choices for you and make sure to weigh all of the pros and cons before having sex.


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