You are free to make your own decisions.
It is important to take risks and benefits into consideration to see what level of physical intimacy you are prepared for.
Knowledge is power.
The pituitary gland is a small pea-sized gland that plays a major role in regulating vital body functions and general wellbeing. It is referred to as the body's 'master gland' because it controls the activity of most other hormone-secreting glands.
There are some laws to take into consideration:
Benefits could be:
You can feel empowered to make your own decision by not having sex too.
Forms of connection
A couple can have a close relationship without being sexually active through developing:
The lifelong process of learning and exploring values and beliefs, navigate relationships, and manage sexual health.
Nobody should judge you based on a number or slut shame/prude shame, as long as all that happens is truly your decision and you are safe.
Many people look back and realize that some of their experiences were the result of coercion and manipulation.
Unfortunately, sexual coercion has become so normalized that we stopped being able to identify it as rape, coerced consent is not consent at all.
It can be difficult to explain coercion to someone who thinks that coercion is ok, they might deny what they did, perhaps only to get away with it and convince you that they did not know any better, perhaps because they don't want to see themselves as a rapist.
A rapist can be a person of any sex or gender.
Sex Positive Checklist
For sex positive consent look at this checklist:
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