people judge when you have sex at a young age..???
is it okay to have sex when you feel that it is right. im just really confused. some people tell me I should wait until im older and know what im doing but im old enough. and some people say when you feel like your ready. and idk????
In my personal opinion, I think the only factors you need to conider are
A) Is your body mature enough to handle such a strenuous activity, and all the changes that come with it
B) Are you okay with the possibility of what may occur as a result of it? I.E. STDs (check for those first, for all our sakes), childbirth, etc.
C) Are YOU ready? Does it feel "right?" Will you be okay when the dust settles and you're no longer a virgin?
Think about it. Think about it for a good, long while, really consider everything. This is kind of a big deal, and you should never take sex lightly. So just keep this in mind.
OH also I wanted to say you can def regret having sex but you will never NOT regret having sex. Like, looking back on all the guys I could have gone home with but didn't, I'm never like "gee I shoulda had sex with that guy back in the day". So, know that NOTHING bad can come from waiting. If you wait and wait and wait and your partner gets pissed and leaves you, well now you know their true colors and can thank God you didn't give your V to that person.
Honesty, I'm going to be honest with you. People judge you when you have sex and get pregnant at a young age, but what matters in the end is what YOU think. People will always give you their opinion, but what I am telling you is that if you care about what other people say then don't have sex young. But if you don't give a shit about other people then you can have sex whenever you want, young old or middle whatever. Because in the end it's all up to you.
I think you should focus more on what is right for YOU instead of focusing on how others are judging you. As long as you're aware of the risks and consequences of having sex and take the necessary precautions, I don't see anything wrong with exploring your body and your partner's body.
It's def important to do what you want. But also consider the possibility that given your age you THINK you know what you want but maybe you don't. Sex isn't just physical and there's science to prove that. Lot's of mental/emotional changes will happen when you and your partner do it. You're 23, so you're absolutely allowed to decide this one for yourself. And do your best not to care what others think; What business do they have telling you how to live your life anyways? I'd say just make sure you're doing it for the right reasons? And perhaps not with too many people? IDK MAN GOOD LUCK
If you are old enough to know the risks and accept the responsibility of all out comes of having intercourse you are old enough to have sex. If you cannot accept the potential out comes such as having a baby, catching an STD, talking to your parents about sex in a normal way, and having a regular pelvic exam then it's not time to have sex.