One of the most important qualities of a healthy relationship is consent, and respecting one another's comfort level when it comes to sex.
No one should feel pressured to have sex in order to keep one's boyfriend or girlfriend happy. In a healthy relationship, partners respect each other's decisions, even when they want something else or disagree.
Respectful boundaries and open communication mean that if something makes you feel uncomfortable, you can say no at any time. No matter how long you've been with someone, or even if you've done something before, you have the right to say no at any time for any reason.
You have control over your body, and no one else has the right to tell you what to do with it.
If your partner repeatedly pressures you – verbally, emotionally or physically – to have sex, it can be a sign of an unhealthy relationship. You deserve better. Connect with an advocate if you need support or have questions.