I turned 18 this year, and I’ve never even kissed anyone. Or held hands romantically. Is that weird? I’m a girl btw


Hi honey,

No it’s not weird.

Everyone moves at their own pace. Some just move faster than others. 

Don’t rush it. Let it happen at when it feels right to you. There isn’t any rule that says that you have to kiss a person by this age, or touch a person’s (fill in the body part here) by this age. 

When you meet that person that moves you enough to hold their hand or let them kiss you, you will know. 

Don’t let anyone pressure you into doing something before you are ready. Even your friends.

Believe in yourself. You will know when you are ready and when the right one has finally come along for you to share those first times with.

Good luck, honey.

Not weird at all. My favorite statistic is that 50% of American college students haven’t had sex by the end of their sophomore year. Most think they’re the only ones who haven’t.

So, if you’re 18 and haven’t kissed? Really, it’s ok. You’re not alone. You’re doing fine.