I'm a virgin and, due to my lack of knowledge, I'm afraid I'll turn off my new partner when we have sex. Any advice?

There is nothing off-putting about a virgin, the only off-putting thing is a man who tries to be more accomplished than he is, stays in his head and doesn’t connect! Take it slowly with your partner and you’ll find that you progress naturally with each stage flowing on quite readily from the one before. You don’t need to be an expert the first time (no-one is an expert anyway!) Sex is about pleasure and play, not about performance and getting it ‘right’. If you stop worrying and get out of your head then you’ll be able to feel and respond with your body and that’s the best way to have sex!