Had one when I was 20 and the experience wasn’t painful at all but it did make me a little apprehensive when I went for the procedure. All turned out well and I have had no regrets plus I had a nice support system. Having support helped a lot. It was the best choice for me. If this is something you’re serious about then prepare yourself for it and find some support for you and your healing process. Don’t look back when its over, live your life.