There is this one girl who I can’t stop thinking about. I found out that my friends want to have sex with their crushes. But I genuinely don’t want to have sex with the person I like. I think that would be plain awkward. I’m 13. Is something wrong with me?

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There is nothing wrong with you. It’s normal for some guys to want to have sex with their crush but it is also normal not to feel that way. Guys sometimes feel pressured into having sex from their peers, based on what they think is expected from young men in their culture. But deciding to have a sexual relationship is an important decision because it involves both your body and your emotions. You need to make sure that it is the right decision for you and your partner and not because your friends think you should. Remember, you are responsible for the decisions you make. Whether you’re a guy or a girl it should always be your decision to have sex or to say “no” even if someone else is telling you that you should.

Actually there are a lot of things two people should think about before having sex such as ways to prevent pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections and more.

Read more about “Making Healthy Sexual Decisions”: http://youngmenshealthsite.org/guides/health-sexual-decisions/