However, the decision on how long to wait before having sex is deeply personal for every woman.
Asking questions like the following will open up the channels of communication and help you decide if you're ready: Healthy communication is the best way to prevent problems in the relationship from occurring.
Mary Jo Fay, author of Please Dear, Not Tonight, says a lack of sexual self-awareness and education worsens these problems.
But having sex is one of the last things you should give up, Fay says.
Sex can either enhance a relationship or make it fizzle before it even has a chance to begin, but one thing is for certain, once sex occurs in a relationship, there isn't an undo button you can press.