Are You Ready For Sex? . Updated 1 January 1970. +Related Content FacebookTwitteremailPrintAsk yourself the following questions to see if you're ready to have a sexual relationship:1. Is your decision to have sex completely your own? Yes. I feel no pressure from others, including from my partner. No. I feel some pressure from others, including but not limited to my partner or my friends.2. Is your decision to have sex based on the right reasons? Yes. I want to have sex because I feel emotionally and physically ready, and my partner is someone I trust. No. My reasons are based on peer pressure, a need to fit in or make my partner happy, or a belief that sex is the only way to make my relationship with my partner better or closer.3. Do you feel your partner would respect any decision you made about whether to have sex or not? Yes. My partner would respect my decision of whether or not to have sex. No. My partner might not respect my decision of whether or not to have sex.4. Are you able to comfortably talk to your partner about sex and your partner's sexual history? Yes, I would feel comfortable talking to my partner about sex and asking him/her about his/her sexual history. No, I would feel uncomfortable talking to my partner about sex and asking him/her about his/her sexual history. 5. Have you and your partner talked about what both of you would do if you became pregnant or got an STI? Yes, we have talked about what would happen if I became pregnant or got an STI. No, I feel uncomfortable having this discussion with my partner.6. Do you know how to prevent pregnancy and STIs? Yes, I know how to prevent pregnancy and STIs. No, I'm not sure how to prevent pregnancy or STIs.7. Are you and your partner willing to use contraception to prevent pregnancy and STIs? Yes, my partner and I are willing to use contraception. No, my partner and I are not willing to use contraception.8. Do you really feel ready and completely comfortable with yourself and your partner to have sex? Yes, I feel completely ready to have sex with my partner. No, I'm not 100% sure I'm ready to have sex with my partner.