First-time sex has a lot of logistics attached to it—like where it happened, when it happened, and who it happened with. For most of us, it's the "when" that holds a ton of weight. As a society, we tend to place so much importance on how old we were when we first shared that intimate moment with someone else. We rarely even consider if we were mentally, emotionally, and physically ready to do it. Now, new research shows your age really isn't the only thing that matters when it comes to sexual readiness; there's much more in-depth criteria that includes physical, emotional, and psychosocial well-being.
How long couples in lasting relationships should wait to start having sex, according to science
For new couples, moving too fast or too slow when it comes to getting physical can be a big worry. Many people wonder when the best time is to start being sexually intimate in a relationship. The answer is complicated, spanning anywhere from a few dates to a few months after beginning to spend time together. But for some new pairs, the worry that your relationship is moving too fast or too slow can become a major concern.
How Many Dates Should You Wait to Have Sex?
Subscriber Account active since. Valentine's Day is coming soon, signaling a romantic milestone for many couples. But for some new pairs, the worry that your relationship is moving too fast or too slow can become a major concern.
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