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This is totally normal -- hooking up with someone is a vulnerable activity and being vulnerable is sometimes scary. Remind yourself that the other person probably feels a little nervous as well. I suggest making sure that you're hooking up with someone for the right reasons. Do you like them? Do you feel safe/respected with them? Remember that you don't have to do anything that you don't want to do! If you do feel like you're hooking up with someone for the right reasons then just take a few breaths and remember that the point of hooking up with someone is to feel good and have fun -- if you aren't feeling good/having fun, then maybe rethink the hook-up/relationship. Also, remember to listen to your gut. A little bit of anxiety is totally normal, but if the anxiety is overwhelming it could be your body's way of sending you a message.