7 Things To Keep In Mind If You're Someone's First Sexual Partner, According To Experts

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There are a lot of awkward things to negotiate the first time you have sex with someone new. It's important to get used to the way the other person moves, what they like, what they don't like, and how they may be different from other partners you may have had. And things might feel even more tricky to navigate if you're someone's first sexual partner.

But while some people might not think that having sex for the first time is a big deal, plenty of people mythologize the event into something way larger-than-life. "Keep in mind that they have been thinking of this moment for a long time and aim to give them the experience they envisioned," Damona Hoffman, certified dating and relationship expert and host of the Dates & Mates podcast, tells Bustle. "This will be a story they remember for the rest of their life so it's important to cater to their needs." If you get the sense that this moment is a big deal for your partner, it's important to bear that in mind throughout the entire experience.

So, what else should you know before going into it? Here's what you need to remember if you're someone's first sexual partner, according to experts.