What if I meet someone and I'm considering changing my mind about not having sex right now?

I'm seeing someone new and I'm really tempted to have sex with him.

It’s perfectly natural to be attracted to someone, but if you’re seriously considering having sex after a period of abstinence, it’s important to take some time to think about your reasons for waiting. If you realize it’s still important to you not to have sex right now, you should talk to your new partner about your reasons and arrange firm limits on what you’re comfortable doing with them. On the other hand, if you decide you do want to have sex (but you don’t want to get pregnant), it’s a good idea to start looking into a birth control method that’s right for you before you do so.

Either way, you might want to have some condoms and EC on hand just in case.

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