Whether it’s your first time with a particular person or not, deciding to sleep with someone can be extremely exciting – but also overwhelmingly nerve wracking.
Maybe you met on a dating app and have a strong desire to “just go with the flow” and see where the night takes you.
Maybe you’re meeting up with a guy (or girl) you have previously met out with friends and this is the first time you’ll be alone together.
Or perhaps you’ve been dating someone for a while and you’re convinced that today is the day you’re finally going to do the deed.
Whatever your situation may be, there are some key steps it takes to feel confident to have all your bases covered for the night.
I put it to my girlfriends – my chorus of goddesses who always know best – who shared their “sex prep” must-dos with me and this is what we found to be most important:
1. Personal hygiene.
To some this might be a given, to others maybe not, but for me this is one area where I am absolutely going to preach to the choir about why being clean is so unbelievably important.
Once upon a time I dated a guy named Dan*(not his real name). He was smart, funny, witty and handsome. Dan* had extremely bad body odour. Dan’s* sweat perspired through his shirt, and when his arm was around my shoulder his body odour and sweat transferred onto me. Dan* did not pass go or collect $200. I politely declined Dan’s* offer to go back to his house. While Dan* was a nice guy, I was completely turned off due to his poor personal hygiene.
Make sure you shower – wash your hair, lather up with your favourite delicious smelling body scrub, exfoliate your skin, moisturise, brush your teeth and apply deodorant – Done.