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Sex – all you need to know

All you need to know about sex – worries, concerns and advice.

Not all young people are having sex. In fact most people aren’t even doing “sex stuff”. Lots of people say that they are to avoid peer pressure, and a lot of people don’t have sex for the first time until they are 16 or older.

Some young people haven’t met someone that they want to do intimate things with; whilst others might be with someone they like, but they don’t feel ready.

What is important is that before you do anything – be clear that you and the person you are with both want to.

If you are doing stuff when one of you doesn’t want to, that’s not right and it’s really important to talk and make sure that you are both happy and comfortable with what you choose to do.

If you do both feel happy to take things further, or you just want to know more or know what other things you can do, read on. Our pages below have lots of useful information and advice that can help.

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