Having sex for the first time and losing virginity can feel like a big deal. It’s challenging enough as an adolescent, just embarking on adult ways. If you are no longer adolescent, and maybe even well on in adulthood, and have not yet, for some reason, engaged in sexual intercourse, the thought of losing your virginity can be daunting.
Such concerns about sex and losing virginity can lead you to hold back when finally the right opportunity comes your way. Instead of focusing on the enjoyment you might share with your partner, you can become overwhelmed with worry about how they will ‘judge’ you for your lack of experience. And that can make it even harder to get going and enjoy the sexual side of the relationship.