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How do I know I'm ready for sex

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How do I know I’m ready for sex


Hi there and welcome to Ask Alex.  

Thank you for reaching out to us with your worries and concerns.   

Deciding to have sex is a big decision, that is very personal. It is important that you think it through and wait until you feel ready and give consent. It is ok for you to question whether you are ready to have sex or not. There are some great articles on our Childline website about sexuality and relationships which you may find helpful: Other great websites for advice include: and 

Remember, you can always phone Childline on 1800 66 66 66 to talk about what is going on for you if you don’t feel ready to talk to someone in your life quite yet. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our text service, which can be reached on 50101 and Web Chat service through, are also available daily. While we will not tell you what to do, we are here to listen to and support you, and to help you to explore the options that are available to you in your life. We are here to help you in a way that suits you.   

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