The media often makes sex look like an incredibly wonderful experience that has no negative consequences. But that’s not real life. Sex is a powerful, intimate act. If you separate it from lifetime commitment and faithfulness, you can end up feeling empty inside. One study found as many as three out of four females and more than half of all males who started having sex when they were teenagers wish they had waited. Sex will not guarantee a longer or closer relationship. Think honestly about your reasons for having sex and ask yourself if it’s worth it. Waiting offers rewards, not regrets.