It may be a cliche, but it's a true one — your first time is a big deal. There's so much anticipation and expectation around it. But no matter how prepared you think you are, chances are it's going to be awkward. I remember my first time. My heart was pounding and my mind was racing. I wondered, was I making the right choice? Am I doing this right? What do guys think about during sex? And of course, what does he think of my body?
I'd love to say I was in the moment and treasuring every second of the experience, but that would be a lie. It was a complete mess, it hurt, people could hear us, and it was with a boy who would later go on to break up with me via voicemail so that he could go off and join the carnival. I'm serious, that's a thing that happened to me — but let's save that story for another day.
I can't be the only one who remembers all the crazy things running through their mind on that fateful day, which is why I was so interested to see the answers in a recent Reddit thread. One Redditor asked men what they were thinking about the first time they had sex, and oh boy, did it live up to my expectations. Their answers ranged from the hilarious and awkward to the incredibly sweet.
Some couldn't believe their luck that it was finally happening.
There was plenty of amazement about the vagina itself.
Some still managed to be underwhelmed.
There was plenty of concern that their body would betray them — in various ways.
And then, of course, there's my favorite answer.
Let's all say it together: Awwwwww!