For now, get to know one-another and have fun dating and being together.

Let’s be honest: Sex may be one of the most fun things you can possibly do with somebody, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t hundreds of other great things to enjoy with your boyfriend/girlfriend!

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Remember, you don’t want to chase your partner away with your chastity. [Read: 20 sexy texts to start a naughty conversation, and yet stay away from sex] #5 Don’t forget to have fun.

Not to sound like your mom, but you’ll have plenty of time for sex later in your relationship.

Assuming you want a committed relationship to follow, you’ll get to know if sex means commitment for your partner, and whether they see this as a long-term deal.

It also allows you to get to know your partner’s sexual history and STD-risks before things have already gotten messy.

Due to the love-drug known as oxytocin, some men and women become somehow emotionally bonded after having sex.

This means you’re more likely to overlook their less than charming personality traits.

Simply let your partner know: “I want to take things slow. ” Then you can figure out where the other person stands before you’ve gone in too deep. The biggest no-no if you’re trying to take it slow is sleeping over, especially if wine is involved.

Just because you’re trying not to sleep with somebody doesn’t mean you don’t want to.

* or you’re just ready to go back to the built-up sexual foreplay known as “dating someone before you’ve had sex with them” then we’re here to help.