How Long Should You Wait to Have Sex?

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When it comes to having sex with someone new in your life, many people struggle with deciding on when to take it to the next level.

The Doctors are joined by psychologist & sex therapist Dr. Chris Donaghue, dating expert and “Get the Guy” author Matthew Hussey, and plus-size model Rosie Mercado to try and sort out if there is a right or wrong time to have sex.

Dr. Donaghue feels the when to have sex is not as important as we might think it is. “If there are levels of compatibility more than sex, it doesn’t matter how soon you have sex. In fact, I tell people to have sex sooner than later,” he explains.

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On the other side of the conversation, Matthew thinks having sex too soon might hurt your chances of it developing into something more. “It’s not because men will think you are easy if you sleep with them too soon, that’s the show that men put on when we’re afraid. Men are actually very insecure when it comes to this area. What we’re really afraid of is that we’re not special,” he says, going on to say that waiting until there is an emotional connection is a better bet if you’re hoping for something exclusive.

Rosie offers her take on the question, telling the panel, “Men need to earn their women… in a world where so many women are looking for an emotional connection, I don’t think sex on a first date is going to give them what they want… we are looking for an emotional connection with sexual compatibility.”

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When do you think it's OK to have sex with someone new in your life? Check out more on the debate, which gets heated, in the video below!