Sex and celibacy

The physical changes in your body during puberty and adolescence will be making you look at people in a new way and there’ll be people that you want to get closer to physically.

Sex is your choice. Being ready happens at different times for everyone, don't decide to have sex just because your friends are pressuring you.

You may have many questions about sex or wonder if you are ready for sex having to stand up to peer pressure. You are not alone, there are many young people in the same situation.

More information and advice

Sex and Young People - answers to common sex questions

Masturbation - answers to common questions about masturbation

Orgasm - information on what orgasms are all about


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