Do you ever feel guilt about your sex life from before being exclusive with SO?

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
  • poll: Do you ever feel guilty about your sex life from before become exclusive with your SO?
    Yes : (30 votes)
    12 %
    Maybe? : (23 votes)
    9 %
    No : (153 votes)
    63 %
    I didn't have a sex life before SO : (37 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    396 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    @anonicorn:  I don’t regret sleeping with anyone before FI (the only other was my boyfriend of 3 years). I met my FI on a dating website, and I went on my first date with him, and then went on two other first-dates with two different guys. I went on my second date with FI, then a second date with one of the other guys! I just wasn’t sure I really liked FI enough to stop seeing other people…but I decided it wasn’t working with the other guy, and by the third or fourth date with FI I realized how much we had in common and we became exclusive 🙂 I still feel very minimally guilty (I voted maybe?) for going on a second date with someone else right after my second date with FI (who was clearly interested in being exclusive), and if I had slept with the guy I would have felt REALLY guilty!

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    473 posts
    Helper bee

    Shoot, I feel guilty for sleeping with my now-fiance before we were exclusive. He was my first, and I wish I had saved that for a committed relationship. But I was dumb, infatuated, and too niave to say no. 

    Post # 5
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    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Can’t say I ever feel guilty about my past. I did nothing wrong in having relationships with other people before I was with my DH. They obviously weren’t a good match for me, but they are perfectly fine people. All of my previous relationships taught me something about myself and lead me on the path to finding the right person for me. It’s all good!

    @anonicorn:  I don’t think you need to rationalize your previous choices. Sex is a normal part of life. 

    Post # 6
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    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Not at all. Nor do I feel weird about his past sex life. Now I know that neither of us can say “what if?” when we take our vows (if that makes sense).

    Post # 7
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    1666 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    @anonicorn:  I’m sorry, but I’m a bit confused about the way you worded the first part. I get that you feel guilty about sleeping with someone – first time you slept with them – after your first date with your now FI, but the wording of the next part is a bit confusing for me.

    I have never slept with anyone other then my FI. He has slept with one other person, the girl he dated right before me. I don’t judge him for it because it was the right choice for him at the time.

    I don’t think you should feel guilty about anything unless you cheated on someone or if the sex wasn’t consensual (and the consensual part would mean if the person you slept with didn’t want to or consent; if someone is raped then they should never feel guilty for what happened).

    Post # 8
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    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I feel guilty for having sex before marriage with my now DH.

    But he was my first & only, so luckily I don’t have to regret being with anybody else before him.

    Being with only one man for my whole life was really important to me.

    Post # 9
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    342 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    If I end up thinking about that time in my life I don’t feel guilty, I feel embarrassed and ashamed of myself.  I slept with some seriously questionable dudes, ugh.

    Post # 11
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    1332 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Nope, but I’ve wondered if he has ever resented that I lost my virginity (after waiting till nearly 26!) less than six months before I met him. I asked him and he said no, that would be ridiculous because a) I can’t predict the future and b) he’s had more previous partners than I’ve had.

    I don’t regret it because I was in love with Dude #1 when I slept with him and I wasn’t in love with S/O when I first slept with him. Sex with S/O is much more special now than it ever was witb Dude #1 but it didn’t start out like that…

    Post # 12
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    2535 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    DH was my First but we broke up at one point and I went crazy and had a really bad rebound and slept with another guy … it didn’t mean anything to me and I honestly can’t remember much of it…. and I still dont’ even feel bad about that… it drives him crazy sometimes  and the only thing I feel bad about was that I wasn’t in love with the other guy not that I did it beacuse I believe sex is about love….

     

    Post # 13
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    2878 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’ve had 4 partners in my life – 2 of which I regret having sex with ! They also happened to be non-significant partners in my life. One of them only wanted sex with me but forgot to mention it as he was making me believe he wanted me to be his gilfriend – I found out he was sleeping with his ”friend with benefits” all along. The other was a rebound after I had broken up with my ex (but eventually went back with him). From the moment we started dating, he kept being critique about everything I said or did. And he gave me the ”blue balls” excuse a few times so I kinda felt like I had to have sex with him. I was young and naive and I regretted giving myself to him, I should have been more selective I guess, but oh well … that was 8 years ago ! 

    First guy I had sex with was my ex, with whom I’ve been in a relationship for 9 years total. I was in love with him and he was a very significant person in my life all along. I do not regret this at all.

    4rth guy is my now-fiancé, and I do not regret anything we’ve ever done together. Our connection was incredible and discovering each other in bed when we started dating was really fun ! We lived 3 hours away from each other. Sometimes I would call him on a Wednesday and tell him : 7 pm, at this hotel that was mid-distance from both our towns. Good old days ! 😉

    Post # 14
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    6964 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @anonicorn:  I don’t feel “guilty” necessarily. I had previous partners and I was SO’s first, so it’s a little weird to have a “past” when he doesn’t, but he doesn’t seem to care. I also didn’t sleep with anyone after we started dating, but I did sleep with my ex for the last time after SO & I had started chatting online but before our first date. I did feel a little weird about it at first, but honestly, my ex being the ass that he was pushed me to change my priorities and made me ready for the awesomeness that is my SO, so no regrets!

    And for my two cents on your particular situation— I wouldn’t tell him about the last time you had sex with the last guy. There’s no good that can come of it and if you two weren’t exclusive, it’s really none of his business. My SO did ask early in our relationship (before we had sex) when the last time I had slept with someone was. I told him “Oh, we don’t have to talk about that” and it never came up again. 

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