Hi mrcsntclr – welcome back to the forums and huge congratulations on being able to finally achieve intercourse!!! Your first time successfully having sex with your boyfriend sounds so similar to mine so I understand how you feel – I also had been dilating and hadn’t planned in advance when we would try so just followed my instincts when I realized I was ready. I also cried tears of joy when it was actually happening because it had seemed like such an impossible and out-of-reach thing for so many years of my life. This is a huge milestone and you should be proud of you – you got to this point from your own hard work!!!
Agreed with Melissa that it’s great you’re keeping up dilating – you probably won’t always need to do this, but while you’re still building your comfort level this is a great practice. Good job and I hope you enjoy the fruits of your labor!