Is choosing to wait worth it?

The decision to start having sex is a big one and it should never be taken lightly. We are all different and start to experience sexual desires at different stages in our lives but there are advantages to choosing to wait a bit before having sex. Here are a few reasons why it may be better to delay sex.

Health risks

Although you can use condoms, the only way to be 100% safe from STDs and unwanted pregnancy is abstinence. You want to wait to be with someone you’re comfortable getting tested with and talking to about reproductive health.

Unwanted Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a life-changing experience, and if you’re not ready to have children it can be extremely stressful – especially if you’re still in school. Once you start having sex, you need to be willing to deal with pregnancy as a possibility Choma. It’s better to wait until you’re mentally and financially ready to handle this kind of responsibility before deciding to have sex.


You’re more likely to become emotionally attached to someone once you have sex with them – especially if you’re young and new to relationships. Anyone can experience heart break but it’s more likely to happen if you have sex with someone hoping that they will commit to you forever and they end up disappointing you. Rather get to know the person and do things at your own pace.

You’re still getting to know yourself

You’re still discovering your body, sex is more enjoyable once you know what you like and how your partner can please you. You’ll have a fulfilling sex life once you’ve given yourself time to learn about your body and become more comfortable in your skin.

Sex can be a very enjoyable part of life if you do it responsibly and at a pace you’re comfortable with. You have the rest of your life to enjoy sex, so there’s really no need to rush into it or allow yourself to be pressured into doing it before you’re ready. Remember, you can always speak to me if you have questions regarding sex and relationships.

If you need more information or help, you can contact me on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Messagea Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).