I know a newlywed couple who have sex less than once a month because of this -- he doesn't respect her, she knows it, and she doesn't trust him, so she doesn't want to give herself to him. The Gardai and the Director of Public Prosecutions use their discretion and tend to look at the overall circumstances of a relationship before deciding whether or not to prosecute. Doing something romantic once in a while will show your lady that she really matters to you. I want to receive Your forgiveness. Sure, it's been a struggle at times, but God has been big enough to get me through it. If she wants to have sex and you have to run out to the drugstore for some condoms, this may make your first sexual experience fall flat. And some girls -- sorry, gentlemen -- are really adamant about holding out for the one, and don't even want to have sex before marriage. Open doors for her, give her your coat when she's cold, pull out chairs for her, and help her carry her heavy bags. Look for ways to touch her arm or clasp her hand at the opportune moment. I have regrets about the way I've treated girls. You need to flirt sexually and make her feel comfortable to be with you. Some guys can be ready to have sex with a girl in the time it takes to down a beer, while some girls can take months, or even longer, to decide that they're ready to make love. He built that into the human system, and into each one of our individual systems. You need to arouse her and force her to take little glances at your sexy side. Why does this law exist? Please make me into the man You want me to be.