Talk about it before, during and after! Explore together what you both like and tell your boyfriend/girlfriend what feels nice, while listening to what turns them on.
Before deciding to have sex many people do other things first which is sometimes known as foreplay, however doing this doesn’t mean you always have to go all the way.
Don’t put pressure on them if they are not ready and talk to them if you feel like they are pressurising you. Rushing into sex is not always going to be a pleasurable experience and this is often when things like condoms and contraception can be forgotten which can add to your worries.
If you are worried there are people you can talk to. There are many services that can advise and support you in Bristol. It doesn’t matter whether you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, heterosexual (straight) or not even sure yet – these services are there to help and support you.