The first time you have sex might feel like a pretty big event, so it's likely that you're going to have a lot on your mind afterward. Competing thoughts about what just happened, what it means, and even possibly what other people might think could all be buzzing. But here's the thing: What really matters is what you think and feel about what just happened. You should feel free to be empowered and proud about your choice. That said, mantras to recite after you have sex for the first time can help you refocus your mind on that fact. After all, if you decided you were ready to have sex and followed through with that, there is nothing to be ashamed of or feel regretful about. In fact, choosing to take control of your own sexual expression and experience is a beautiful thing that’s worth celebrating.
Mantras and positive affirmations are way more powerful and impactful than you might think. It's easy to think that in repeating mantras, you're just repeating a phase, but mantras are a very effective way of taking control of your self-talk, so that instead of fixating on negative thoughts, you control your inner narrative. Over time, this can really have a positive impact on the way you feel about and see yourself. So, if you're getting ready to have sex for the first time, keep these mantras in mind to help make sure you feel as proud and empowered about your choice as you deserve to be.