It's a bit shocking
- the things you hear...
You get back home from school or a night out and you really start
to worry about a comment, what someone reckons they've been up to
or something your boyfriend or girlfriend has asked. Chances are
it'll be nothing you need to worry about. But you want to be sure.
There are some common questions and rumours below. Have a look and
let us know of anymore - and don't forget you can always
ask us a question from the your say
Remember - no one can pressure you into having sex. There's
nothing wrong or unusual about abstaining (not having sex)!
Things you may have
get pregnant the first time that you have sex. WRONG
- It happens a lot
have sex during a period. WRONG - You can
get pregnant when you are having a period. WRONG - You can
to sleep around to get a Sexually transmitted infection. WRONG
- It only takes one partner
catch Infections from a toilet seat. WRONG
- You can't
after sex stops you getting pregnant or getting an infection. WRONG
is completely safe. WRONG - There are risks you can get a Sexually
happen to me. WRONG - It could, it can and it might.
you may be worried about...
SIZE OF PENIS:
There is a range of sizes; all of which are normal and size doesn't
affect the way it works.
Is an operation to remove the foreskin. It is done for medical reasons,
such as difficulty passing urine, recurrent Infections, etc. In
some cultures it is carried out for religious reasons. Circumcision
doesn't affect performance.
SEX & THE LAW:
It is still illegal in England to have sex under the age of 16 for
both boys and girls.
Periods can start at any age, but most often between the ages of
9-16. If you are worried about anything regarding your periods talk
to your mum, older sister, practice nurse, school nurse, Doctor,
CERVICAL SMEAR: This
is a test to check that the cells on the cervix (neck of the womb)
are healthy. Any changes can be picked up and treated long before
cancer could develop. You will not be asked to have a cervical smear
until you are 20.
IS SEX PAINFUL?
The first time you have sex you may experience some discomfort.
This may be due to the fact that you are tense, or nervous. Sex
should not be painful, but if you experience a lot of pain, go and
get a check up.