Sex and dating go hand in hand. It is nearly impossible to discuss one without some reference to the other. Today’s attitudes about sex and its place in dating have vastly changed. Although the idea of sex varies amongst daters in different age groups, cultures and genders, there are some basic guidelines that are universal.
Guideline #1: Always use protection. As adults, no one should tell anyone to always use protection. No matter how someone “looks” or what someone “says” always uses protection. Remember protection is about “you” not the other person. Unless one has been in a monogamous relationship where both have been tested, do not assume and take any chances.
Guideline #2: Sex on the first date is a bad idea. Although some men and women deem this as a debatable issue, sex on the first date is not a good idea. Sex on the first date lessens the likelihood of a second date. If one desires to build a relationship, it is wise to first build a solid foundation before taking a partner to the bedroom.
Guideline #3: Beware of the “average” man syndrome. Men generally use charm and romance to get the physical aspect of dating. Although they think that they own the deck, women hold all the cards and knows how the game will end before it begins.
Guideline #4: Sex changes the dynamics of a relationship. Despite today’s increasingly casual view of sex, it is a huge step to take in any relationship. Everyone who is dating someone has to understand that sex will change the dynamics of the relationship. To avoid any miscues or misunderstanding from either party, it is wise to set boundaries. By setting boundaries, no one should be misled.