The legal age of sexual consent for men and women in the UK is 16. Issues like age, emotions, relationship status, a readiness to have sex and access to contraception all influence when a person has sex for the first time.
Some people have their first sexual experience in a relationship that’s caring and affectionate, when both partners are ready and willing. It’s not unusual for both parties to be virgins.
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However, some people regret their first experience, either at the time, or with hindsight. Usually regrets are linked to having sex when too young – 13 or 14 years of age – and not being ready emotionally.