Im a 16 year old girl and basically i have been very skinny with a size 42DD chest since i was 14 and i have caught guys lookin at me so now being 16 and having a boyfriend i am sexually active but it been botherin that it seems im always hearing 16 is to young to be sexually active but i disagree. And i just would like some thoughts on this plz.
-------------------- *The Real Me* Posts: 89 | From: Georgia, USA | Registered: Jul 2012
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I think being ready for sexual activity isn't about age as much as it is about feeling ready to take responsibility for sex - feeling able to make sure we have all the sti and pregnancy prevention stuff we need and to feel able to access what ever help we might need if we or a partner did become pregnant or catch an STI. All of that stuff comes with age, but is really different for different people... and it can it can easily be at 16.
(and just to add, I think legal ramifications, or things like parental or social disapproval are also other factors to take into consideration and it's just as fine not to feel ready because of them and their impact on you even if what they say might not be something you agree with. So if these opinions are putting you off sexual contact it's good to be true to that so you can be having sex when you feel comfortable)
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