Knowing Your Expectations
While it's crucial to find out what his expectations are before sex, it may also be best to work out your own well in advance. "What might be casual sex for one of you, and be perfectly acceptable as such, might mean full-time relationship bordering on marriage for another depending very much on your upbringing," says Hooper.
For example, if you come from a family with more fundamentally religious values, you're likely to be a bit more inhibited about making love. On the other hand, if you're from a background where people are much more open about sex, you may have more experience in terms of reassuring your partner. Having this information at the beginning of a relationship gives you valuable insight into your partner's behavior.