Sexual intercourse

    • Brief

    • Sexual intercourse is sex with penetration of the vagina or anus by a hard penis. This is the most significant way through which virginity is lost. For more on that, please see the post – what is virginity?

    • Penetration of the vagina

    • A man who is aroused can get an erection. The penis swells with blood. As a result, it gets bigger and harder, and it rises up. When a woman is aroused, her vagina gets wet. This helps lubricate the vagina, allowing the penis to enter more freely. The woman can get pregnant only if:

      • The man’s semen enters the woman’s vagina, and uterus.
      • And if the woman is in her fertile days of the month.

      If you do not have a desire to have children at the moment, use contraception.

    • Penetration of the anus

    • A man and a woman, or two men, can have sex with penetration of the anus. A woman cannot get pregnant through penetration of the anus. However, make sure that semen does not enter the vagina.

    • Reasons for sexual intercourse

    • You can have sexual intercourse for different reasons, for example, because you want to:

      • Have children (only through penetration of the vagina).
      • Experience sexual pleasure.
      • Express love and other emotions.
      • Experience intimacy.
      • Relax.

    • Sexual intercourse during the menstrual period

    • Some women want to have sexual intercourse during their menstrual period, and others do not. A woman can have sexual intercourse during her menstrual period if she wants to. It will not lead to hygiene problems.

    • Variation during sex

    • You do not need to have an orgasm each time you have sex. Many people do not always have an orgasm. You can have sexual intercourse in various positions: lying, sitting, standing or crouching. There are other ways of having sex besides sexual intercourse. Talk with your partner about your desires and feelings. Together you can decide what is good sex for both of you.

    • Protection against STIs and HIV

    • You can get STIs and HIV through sexual intercourse. You can use a condom to protect yourself and your partner.