"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.
"My advice is this: wait as long as you can," Allen says.
So, too, does an up-front conversation about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
To that end, Mc Clary often tells women, "If you value a committed relationship, ask yourself, 'What do I need to do to stay emotionally whole?