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1. Don’t have sex if you don’t want to. It will always be there, my friends: There’s no reason to rush unless you really want to do it.

2. If you’re going to be engaging in sex play, any kind of sex play at all, with different people, using latex condoms or female condoms is the safest way to protect yourself.

3. If you are ready to have sex, than you’d better be ready to have a conversation with your partner(s) about contraception. There are a variety of choices available at MIT Medical.

4. Communication is the key! Talking about what’s working, what’s not, how it can get better and what not to do again is the best way for people to figure out how to improve their sex lives.

5. If you are comfortable with masturbation, have at it! Self pleasure is one of the safest and non-threatening ways to learn about your body, feel good, and release some tension all at the same time.

6. Taking care of your sexual health is just as important as taking care of other parts of your health. If you are sexually active, having an annual check up with your health care provider to discuss your specific needs is highly recommended by this sexpert.

7. Don’t do anything you don’t want to do. It’s your body. You get to decide what is okay and what is not okay.

8. There are plenty of fish in the sea. If a relationship doesn’t work out, bounce back, dust yourself off and get out there again. Don’t let a break up get you down. You are an amazing, vibrant, and sexy person and if one person doesn’t realize it, it’s his/her loss. Self-confidence is huge.

9. Have fun. I know it can be scary — all the worries around STDs and potential pregnancy, but being intimate with someone can also be incredibly rewarding and enjoyable. Make sure you’re being safe, and enjoy the experiences.

10. I am here for you. If you ever want to talk, have a question or concern, e-mail, call, or send an anonymous question via “Sexpertise.” I am happy to talk about anything that you may be uncomfortable to talk with anyone else about.