"You might find that you don't even like the person," Allen tells Web MD.Other experts agree that sex too-soon can lead to undesirable consequences.
"I thought there were differences between men and women and how they felt about relationships.
But overall, I have found that very often they want the same thing," Allen says.
"Please don't assume we're going to the nicest restaurant in the city because I won't take you there.
Concern about STDs and unwanted pregnancies can help create sexual boundaries, believes Mc Clary.
If, for instance, you're on the fence about whether or not to take sexual activity to the next level, a healthy dose of fear may cause you to pause, particularly if you're not prepared to take the necessary precautions.