Was your first time a disappointment? Science says that's a good sign!

Did your ‘first time’ with your partner did not go as ideally as you had hoped? According to a study, this is a good thing!

According to a US study conducted by OnePoll in collaboration with Pure Romance, a first disastrous sexual experience with a new partner would not indicate that a bad start was made in the relationship. Quite the contrary…

After polling close to 2 000 US participants about their sex lives, pollsters concluded that even if a bedroom workout that did not live up to all of its promises the first time, this did not discourage most of the participants.

While 48% said they had difficulty reaching orgasm at the first attempt with a new partner, 69% confirmed that they still felt excited to start again.

To make the moment better, 48% also declared that they bring with them ‘sex toys’ to spice up this first time and to minimise the pressure.

It is normal that sex with a new partner can create as well as heighten existing insecurities and fears. The different statistics highlight the mixture of emotions that can often precede and conclude new experiences under the sheets. A not-so-perfect first time, however, should be an opportunity to sharpen the curiosity of the partners and make them want to return under the sheets to try again rather than give up.

And, if you need a tip for the future, a great key for a healthy sex life with your partner is good communication. Talk to each other, let each other know your likes and dislikes. Make sure you outline your boundaries and if something does or doesn't feel good then say so!

Was Your ‘First Time’ Not That Great? This Is a Good Sign, According to Science! Was Your ‘First Time’ Not That Great? This Is a Good Sign, According to Science!