Losing your virginity can be a big deal, regardless of your age, experience, and the research you’ve done (though it doesn't always have to be). Your first time can be super uncomfortable, a lot of fun, really awful, or all of the above — there’s no right or wrong way to have sex. Sometimes, it’s hard to define what even counts as sex. No matter what you’ve seen in movies or heard about from your friends, there are things no one tells you about sex, like how you might feel afterwards or the pain you might have during.
It definitely helps to understand what’s really happening when you’re having sex. Like: If there are two holes in your vagina (your urethra and your vaginal canal), which hole does sex happen in? And what about all this "popping the cherry" stuff I've heard about? And WTF is a hymen?!