How to make sex special You may not be thinking about it yet. But when you do have sex, it should be special. Sex is special when you both want it and enjoy it. Sex is also special when you do it safely. Otherwise you’ll regret it later. Sex is special... when you both want it You may understand each other and have the same ideas, but it doesn’t always work like that. And that’s when there may be some difficult misunderstandings. So be clear to each other about what you want. How do you do that? Call, email or chat with the Sense Infoline. Go to www.sense.info. Chat with sense Sabgirl: My boyfriend wants to do more than just kiss, but I don’t really want to yet. I once did more than I wanted to, but I feel bad about it now. Infoline: I can imagine how awful that makes you feel. It’s difficult to say ‘no’ to someone you like. Sabgirl: Yes, especially as I don’t want to lose him. What should I do? Infoline: Try just being clear about it. Explain that it’s nothing to do with him, but it’s going a bit too fast for you. Sabgirl: I think he would understand that. Infoline: And… if he still wants to go further? Sabgirl: I think I would be able to talk to him about it. Infoline: Very good. Don’t feel guilty if you don’t want to go any further yet. If you draw the line at something, then no one can make you do it, not even the person you have a relationship with. Sabgirl: OK. LONG LIVE LOVE 25 Sex is special... when you do it safely Sex is special when you don’t have to worry about STIs or pregnancy. So make sure you always use condoms and the pill or another contraceptive. How do you do that? You’ll find out in lessons 5 and 6.

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