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    • Disability and sexuality

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    • Human sexuality

    • Human sexuality is the capacity of humans to have erotic experiences and responses. A person's sexual orientation can influence their sexual interest and attraction for another person. Sexuality may be experienced and expressed in a variety of ways; including thoughts, fantasies, desires, beliefs, attitudes, values, be ... Read »


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    • Outline of human sexuality

    • The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to human sexuality: Human sexuality is the capacity to have erotic experiences and responses. Human sexuality can also refer to the way one person is sexually attracted to another person of the opposite sex (heterosexuality), the same sex (homosexua ... Read »


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    • Human sexual activity

    • Human sexual activity, human sexual practice or human sexual behavior is the manner in which humans experience and express their sexuality. People engage in a variety of sexual acts, ranging from activities done alone (e.g., masturbation) to acts with another person (e.g., sexual intercourse, non-penetrative sex, oral ... Read »


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    • 21st-century globalization impacts on gender inequality in the United States

    • Globalization’s impact on gender inequality in the 21st century in the USA and around the world has surfaced as a contentious issue. While some argue that globalization is beneficial, it is also claimed that not everyone is benefiting from globalization equally. In particular, females often do not benefit to the e ... Read »


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    • Abstinence

    • Abstinence is a self-enforced restraint from indulging in bodily activities that are widely experienced as giving pleasure. Most frequently, the term refers to sexual abstinence, or abstinence from alcohol or food. The practice can arise from religious prohibitions and practical considerations. Abstinence may also refe ... Read »


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    • Adult non-pornographic website

    • An adult non-pornographic website is a website about issues related to human sexuality. It is not a pornographic website, although it may contain images of a graphic nature. While the websites may enforce restrictions on their contributors regarding what they write, some content may in fact be indistinguishable fr ... Read »


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    • Adultery

    • Adultery (anglicised from Latin adulterium) is extramarital sex that is considered objectionable on social, religious, moral, or legal grounds. Though what sexual activities constitute adultery varies, as well as the social, religious and legal consequences, the concept exists in many cultures and is similar in Islam, ... Read »


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    • Air sex

    • Air Sex is a performance activity invented in Japan; clothed men and women simulate sexual activity with an invisible partner, often in an exaggerated manner, set to music, and in a competition before an audience. This is somewhat akin to playing air guitar, explaining the name. The creator, J-Taro Sugisaku, says that ... Read »


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    • Alcohol and sex

    • Alcohol and sex deals with the effects of the consumption of alcohol on sexual behavior. The effects of alcohol are balanced between its suppressive effects on sexual physiology, which will decrease sexual activity, and its suppression of psychological inhibitions, which may increase the desire for sex. Alcohol is a d ... Read »


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    • Ancient Greek eros

    • Ancient Greeks used the word eros (Greek: ἔρως) to refer to different aspects of love. This diverse range of meanings is expressed by the plurality of Greek words for Love, reflecting the versatility and complexity of eros. The term was used to describe not only the affectionate marital relationship betwe ... Read »


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    • Animal roleplay

    • Animal roleplay is a form of roleplay where at least one participant plays the part of a non-human animal. As with most forms of roleplay, its uses include play and psychodrama. Animal roleplay may also be found in BDSM contexts, where an individual may take part in a dominant/submissive relationship by being treated ... Read »


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    • Artificial hymen

    • An artificial hymen is a type of prosthetic created for the purpose of simulating an intact human hymen, usually to fake virginity. Artificial hymens are made of a material which, when properly inserted, adhere to the inside of the vagina, temporarily giving the appearance of an intact hymen and releasing a red li ... Read »


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    • Bed

    • A bed is a piece of furniture which is used as a place to sleep or relax. Most modern beds consist of a soft, cushioned mattress on a bed frame, with the mattress resting either on a solid base, often wood slats, or a sprung base. Many beds include a box spring inner-sprung base, a large mattress-sized box containing ... Read »


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    • Breast

      The breast is one of two prominences located on the upper ventral region of the torso of female primates. In females, it serves as the mammary gland, which produces and secretes milk and feeds infants. Both females and males develop breasts from the same embryological tissues. At puberty, estrogens, in conjunction with ... Read »


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    • Casting couch

    • The casting couch, casting-couch syndrome, or casting-couch mentality is the trading of sexual favors by an aspirant, apprentice employee, or subordinate to a superior in return for entry into an occupation, or for other career advancement within an organization. The term casting couch originated in the motion picture ... Read »


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    • Catfight

    • Catfight (also girl fight) is a term for an altercation between two women, often characterized as involving scratching, slapping, hair-pulling, and shirt-shredding. It can also be used to describe women insulting each other verbally. The catfight has been a staple of American news media and popular culture since the 19 ... Read »


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    • Celibacy syndrome

    • Celibacy syndrome (Japanese: セックスしない症候群 ,sekkusu shinai shōkōgun) is a syndrome not recognized by any medical or psychological body. Rather, it is a media hypothesis claiming that a growing number of Japanese adults have lost interest in sexual activity and have a ... Read »


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    • Child sexual abuse

    • Child sexual abuse or child molestation is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual stimulation. Forms of child sexual abuse include engaging in sexual activities with a child (whether by asking or pressuring, or by other means), indecent exposure (of the genitals, female nipp ... Read »


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    • Cicisbeo

    • In 18th- and 19th-century Italy, the cicisbeo (Italian pronunciation: [ˌtʃitʃizˈbɛːo]; plural: cicisbei), or cavalier servente (chevalier servant in French), was the professed gallant and perhaps lover in a sexual sense of a married woman, who attended her at public entertainments, to church and o ... Read »


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    • Coital angina

    • Coital angina

      Angina, also known as angina pectoris, is the sensation of chest pain, pressure, or squeezing, often due to not enough blood flow to the heart muscle as a result of obstruction or spasm of the coronary arteries. While angina pectoris can occur due to anemia, abnormal heart rhythms and heart failure, its main cause is ... Read »


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    • Coitus à unda


    • Conjugal visit

    • A conjugal visit is a scheduled period in which an inmate of a prison or jail is permitted to spend several hours or days in private with a visitor, usually their legal spouse. The parties may engage in sexual activity. The generally recognized basis for permitting such visits in modern times is to preserve family bond ... Read »


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    • Courtship disorder

    • Courtship disorder is a theoretical construct in sexology in which a certain set of paraphilias are seen as specific instances of anomalous courtship instincts in men. The specific paraphilias are biastophilia (paraphilic rape), exhibitionism, frotteurism, telephone scatologia, and voyeurism. According to the courtship ... Read »


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    • Crossed Legs Movement

    • A sex strike, sometimes called a sex boycott, is a strike, a method of non-violent resistance in which one or multiple persons refrain from sex with their partner(s) to achieve certain goals. It is a form of temporary sexual abstinence. Sex strikes have been used to protest many issues, from water resources to employme ... Read »


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    • Cruising for sex

    • Cruising for sex, or cruising, is walking or driving about a locality in search of a sex partner, usually of the anonymous, casual, one-time variety. The term is also used when technology is used to find casual sex, such as using an Internet site or a telephone service. According to historian and author Tim Blanni ... Read »


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    • Cutty-sark (witch)

    • "Cutty sark" is 18th-century Scots for "short chemise" or "short undergarment". Hyphenated, Cutty-sark was a nickname given to the witch Nannie Dee, a fictional character created by Robert Burns in his Tam o' Shanter, after the garment she wore. The figurehead of the tea clipper Cutty Sark is named after the character. ... Read »


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    • Death during consensual sex

    • Death can occur during consensual sex for a number of reasons, generally because of the physical strain of the activity, or because of unusual extenuating circumstances. There are various euphemisms for death during sex, including "dying in the saddle", "death by snu snu" or the French "la mort d'amour". Sex is associa ... Read »


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    • Decriminalizing sex work

    • Decriminalization of Sex Work is the removal of criminal penalties for sex work. In most countries, sex work, the consensual provision of sexual services for money or goods, is criminalized. Removing criminal prosecution for sex workers creates a safer and healthier environment and allows them to live with less social ... Read »


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    • Encyclopedia of Pleasure

    • Encyclopedia of Pleasure is the earliest extant Arabic erotic work, written in the 10th century by the medieval Arab writer Ali ibn Nasr al-Katib. The work served as the inspiration for the sculpture made by Ghada Amer in 2001. The Encyclopedia of Pleasure contains the book Jawami' al-ladhdha, which described ero ... Read »


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    • Erogenous zone

    • An erogenous zone (from Greek ἔρως, érōs "love" and English -genous "producing" from Greek -γενής, -genḗs "born") is an area of the human body that has heightened sensitivity, the stimulation of which may generate a sexual response, such as relaxation, the production of sexual fa ... Read »


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    • Erotic plasticity

    • Erotic plasticity is the degree to which one's sex drive can be changed by cultural or social factors. Someone has "high erotic plasticity" when their sex drives can be affected by situational, social and cultural influences, whereas someone with “low erotic plasticity” has a sex drive that is relatively rigi ... Read »


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    • Erotic target location error

    • Erotic target location error (ETLE) is having a sexual preference or strong sexual interest in features that are somewhere other than on one's sexual partners. When one's sexual arousal is based on imagining oneself in another physical form (such as an animal, an infant, or an amputee) the erotic target is said to be ... Read »


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    • Erotica

    • Erotica (from the Greek ἔρως, eros "desire") is any artistic work that deals substantively with erotically stimulating or sexually arousing subject matter. All forms of art may depict erotic content, including painting, sculpture, photography, drama, film, music or literature. Erotica has high-art aspirat ... Read »


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    • Eroticism

    • Eroticism (from the Greek ἔρως, eros—"desire") is a quality that causes sexual feelings, as well as a philosophical contemplation concerning the aesthetics of sexual desire, sensuality and romantic love. That quality may be found in any form of artwork, including painting, sculpture, photography, dra ... Read »


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    • Eroto-comatose lucidity

    • Eroto-comatose lucidity is a technique of sex magic known best by its formulation by English author and occultist Aleister Crowley in 1912, but which has several variations and is used in a number of ways by different spiritual communities. A common form of the ritual uses repeated sexual stimulation (but not to physic ... Read »


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    • Erotophilia

    • Erotophilia is a personality trait which assesses an individual's disposition to respond to sexual cues in either a positive or negative manner. It is measured on a continuous scale, ranging from erotophobia to erotophilia. Erotophobes tend to score higher on authoritarianism and need for achievement, have more tradit ... Read »


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    • Extended female sexuality

    • Extended female sexuality is where the female of a species mates when infertile. In most species, the female only engages in copulation when she is fertile. However, extended sexuality has been documented in old world primates, pair bonded birds and some insects (such as carrion beetles). Extended sexuality is most pro ... Read »


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    • Father absence

    • Parental separation affects a child’s development. Early parental divorce (during primary school) has been associated with greater internalising and externalising behaviour problems in the child, while divorce later in childhood or adolescence may dampen academic performance. Children of unmarried parents tend to ... Read »


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    • Female hysteria

    • Female hysteria

      Female hysteria was once a common medical diagnosis, reserved exclusively for women, that is no longer recognized by medical authorities as a medical disorder. Its diagnosis and treatment were routine for hundreds of years in Western Europe. Hysteria of both genders was widely discussed in the medical literature of the ... Read »


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    • Female intrasexual competition

    • There are two modes of sexual selection: intersexual selection and intrasexual selection. Intersexual selection is where members of a competitive sex appear to show off desirable characteristics in order to get the attention of a potential mate, increasing their chances of being selected as a mate. Intrasexual selectio ... Read »


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    • Female promiscuity

    • Promiscuity tends to be frowned upon by many societies, expecting most members to have committed, long-term relationships with single partners. Female promiscuity is not unique to humans, and has been observed in other animals, including primates. Most societies have historically been more critical of women's promiscu ... Read »


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    • Female sexual ornaments

    • Female sexual ornaments are features which are used by women to attract mates. Some theories suggest their purpose is sexual selection. However, it has also been claimed they are merely evolutionary by-products. Typically males use sexual ornaments to compete for females, but in human females sexual ornaments can also ... Read »


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    • Flatulence fetishism

    • Flatulence fetishism, or (more colloquially known as a fart fetish) is the sexual arousal by flatulence. One case, documented in the Archive of Sexual Behaviors by a University of Nottingham researcher, reports that eproctophiles "are said to spend an abnormal amount of time thinking about farting and flatulence and h ... Read »


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    • Food and sexuality

    • Food and sexuality have been associated in various ways throughout history. Foods such as chocolate and oysters are said to be aphrodisiacs. In some cultures animal testicles and other items are consumed to increase sexual potency. Food items also provide symbolism, such as the biblical "forbidden fruit" or the cherry ... Read »


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    • Fraternal birth order and male sexual orientation

    • A correlation between fraternal birth order and male sexual orientation has been suggested by research. Ray Blanchard identified the association and referred to it as the fraternal birth order effect. In several studies, the observation is that the more older brothers a man has from the same mother, the greater the pro ... Read »


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    • Fur massage

    • Fur massage is a form of touch that is used in partner massage. It involves using a fur glove to touch one's partner in an attempt to arouse. In therapeutic usage, professional boundaries do not permit that the therapist (giver) be emotionally involved in a massage. Fur massage mitts are sometimes recommended by profes ... Read »


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    • Gratification disorder

    • Gratification disorder (also known as "infantile masturbation", despite occurring in children as old as 10, or sometimes benign idiopathic infantile dyskinesia) is a form of masturbatory behavior that has often been mistaken for epilepsy, abdominal pain, and paroxysmal dystonia or dyskinesia. Little research has been p ... Read »


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    • Groupie

    • The term groupie is derived from group, in reference to a musical group, but the word is also used in a more general sense, especially in casual conversation, to mean a particular kind of female or male fan assumed to be more interested in relationships with rockstars than in their music. A groupie is generally conside ... Read »


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    • Human Awareness Institute

    • The Human Awareness Institute (HAI), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Northern California that offers participatory workshops on "Love, Intimacy and Sexuality". The primary workshops are a series of nine, each lasting a weekend. The first five are taken in a linear sequence. The workshops are given world ... Read »


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    • Human female sexuality

    • Human female sexuality encompasses a broad range of behaviors and processes, including female sexual identity and sexual behavior, the physiological, psychological, social, cultural, political, and spiritual or religious aspects of sexual activity. Various aspects and dimensions of female sexuality, as a part of human ... Read »


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    • Human male sexuality

    • Human male sexuality covers physiological, psychological, social, cultural, and political aspects of the human male sexual response and related phenomena. It encompasses a broad range of topics involving male sexual desires and behavior that have also been addressed by ethics, morality, and religion. There are a n ... Read »


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    • Hybristophilia

    • Hybristophilia is a paraphilia in which sexual arousal, facilitation, and attainment of orgasm are responsive to and contingent upon being with a partner known to have committed an outrage, cheating, lying, known infidelities or crime, such as rape, murder, or armed robbery. The term is derived from the Greek word á½ ... Read »


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    • Hypersexual disorder

    • Hypersexual disorder was proposed in 2010 for inclusion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-5) of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Workgroup recommended inclusion in the DSM-5 in Section III (Emerging Measures and Models, Co ... Read »


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    • Hypersexuality

    • Hypersexuality is a clinical diagnosis used by mental healthcare researchers and providers to describe extremely frequent or suddenly increased sexual urges or sexual activity. The terms nymphomania and satyriasis were once used to describe the condition, in women and men respectively, but are no longer in general medi ... Read »


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    • Index of human sexuality articles

    • Human sexuality covers a broad range of topics, including the physiological, psychological, social, cultural, political, philosophical, ethical, moral, theological, legal and spiritual or religious aspects of sex and human sexual behavior. Articles pertaining to human sexuality include: ... Read »


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    • Alfred Jost

    • Alfred Jost (1916–1991) was a French endocrinologist, and an early researcher in the field of fetal endocrinology. He is known for his discovery of the Müllerian inhibitor, now called anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) or Müllerian inhibiting substance (MIS). His research demonstrated how hormones affect the de ... Read »


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    • Klein Sexual Orientation Grid

    • The Klein Sexual Orientation Grid (KSOG) developed by Fritz Klein attempts to measure sexual orientation by expanding upon the earlier Kinsey scale. Klein first described the KSOG in his 1978 book The Bisexual Option. In response to the criticism of the Kinsey scale only measuring two dimensions of sexual orientation, ... Read »


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    • List of paraphilias

    • Paraphilias are sexual interests in objects, situations, or individuals that are atypical. The American Psychiatric Association, in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fifth Edition, draws a distinction between paraphilias (which it describes as atypical sexual interests) and paraphilic disorders (which additionally ... Read »


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    • List of technical terms for nonparaphilic sexual interests


    • Lookism

    • Lookism is a concept used to describe a setting where there exists discriminatory treatment toward physically unattractive people; mainly in the workplace but also in social settings. While not classified in the same way as racial, cultural, sexual discrimination, "lookism" is widespread and affects how people are perc ... Read »


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    • Lovability (company)

    • Lovability Inc. is a company that designs, manufactures, and markets condoms. Based in New York City and founded by Tiffany Gaines, the company has the stated mission "to empower women to take responsibility for their sexual health." The company's primary products are male condoms approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Adm ... Read »


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    • Male hysteria

    • In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, hysteria was a common psychiatric diagnosis made primarily in women. The existence and nature of a purported male hysteria (hysteria masculina) was a debated topic around the turn of the century. It was originally believed that men could not suffer from hysteria because of ... Read »


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    • Mate guarding in humans

    • Human mate guarding refers to behaviours employed by both males and females with the aim to maintain reproductive opportunities and sexual access to a mate. It involves discouraging the current mate from abandoning the relationship whilst also warding off intrasexual (same sex) rivals. It has been observed in other ani ... Read »


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    • Mechanics of human sexuality

    • The mechanics of human sexuality or mechanics of sex, or more formally the biomechanics of human sexuality, is the study of the mechanics related to human sexual activity. Examples of topics include the biomechanical study of the strength of vaginal tissues and the biomechanics of male erectile function. The mechanics ... Read »


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    • Meet market

    • Meet market or meat market, is an originally pejorative term referring to two related phenomena: The term has, in general, evolved to mean a place or activity at which single persons congregate, and has become, for the most part, value neutral or positive. The sexual revolution of the 1960s and the internal migration ... Read »


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    • Men who have sex with men

    • Men who have sex with men (MSM), also known as males who have sex with males, are male persons who engage in sexual activity with members of the same sex, regardless of how they identify themselves; many such men do not sexually identify as gay, homosexual or bisexual. The term was created in the 1990s by epidemiologi ... Read »


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    • A Mind of Its Own: A Cultural History of the Penis

    • A Mind of Its Own: A Cultural History of the Penis

      A Mind of Its Own: A Cultural History of the Penis is a non-fiction book by New York-based columnist and author David M. Friedman that details the history of the human penis. The book is set up in different time periods, beginning with Mesopotamia and ending with current Western beliefs about the male sex organ, rangi ... Read »


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    • National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior

    • The National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior is a study of human sexual behavior conducted in the United States by the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University in Bloomington. Articles based on the study were first released in a supplement to the October, 2010 issue of Journal of Sexual Medicine. ... Read »


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    • Neotantra

    • Neotantra, navatantra (Sanskrit: नव, nava 'new') or tantric sex, is the modern, western variation of tantra often associated with new religious movements. This includes both New Age and modern Western interpretations of traditional Hindu and Buddhist tantra. Some of its proponents refer to ancient and traditi ... Read »


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    • NoFap

    • NoFap

      NoFap (: an internet slang term for male masturbation) is a website and community forum that serves as a support group for those who wish to avoid pornography, masturbation, and/or sexual intercourse. NoFap was founded in June 2011 by Alexander Rhodes after a thread on Reddit about a 2003 Chinese study that found ... Read »


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    • One-sex and two-sex theories

    • The one-sex and two-sex theories are two models of human anatomy or fetal development discussed in Thomas Laqueur's book Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud. He theorizes that a fundamental change in attitudes toward human sexual anatomy occurred in Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. Prior to the e ... Read »


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    • OneTaste

    • OneTaste

      OneTaste is a business dedicated to researching and teaching the practices of orgasmic meditation and slow sex. Though it embraces certain tenets based in Eastern philosophy, OneTaste's central focus is female orgasm and sexuality, especially in a practice called Orgasmic Meditation. OneTaste was cofounded in San Fran ... Read »


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    • Orgasm

    • Orgasm (from Greek ὀργασμός orgasmos "excitement, swelling"; also sexual climax) is the sudden discharge of accumulated sexual excitement during the sexual response cycle, resulting in rhythmic muscular contractions in the pelvic region characterized by sexual pleasure. Experienced by males an ... Read »


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    • Other specified paraphilic disorder

    • Other Specified Paraphilic Disorder is the term used by the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) to refer to any of the many other paraphilic disorders that are not explicitly named in the manual. Previous editions of the DSM used the label Paraphilia NOS or Paraphilia (Not ... Read »


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    • Paraphilia

    • Paraphilia (also known as sexual perversion and sexual deviation) is the experience of intense sexual arousal to atypical objects, fetishes, situations, fantasies, behaviors, or individuals. No consensus has been found for any precise border between unusual sexual interests and paraphilic ones. There is debate over whi ... Read »


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    • Physical attractiveness

    • Physical attractiveness is the degree to which a person's physical features are considered aesthetically pleasing or beautiful. The term often implies sexual attractiveness or desirability, but can also be distinct from either. There are many factors which influence one person's attraction to another, with physical asp ... Read »


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    • Physical intimacy

    • Physical intimacy is sensual proximity or touching. It is an act or reaction, such as an expression of feelings (including close friendship, romantic love or sexual attraction), between people. Examples of physical intimacy include being inside someone's personal space, holding hands, hugging, kissing, caressing and se ... Read »


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    • Premarital sex

    • Premarital sex is sexual activity practiced by people who are unmarried. Historically, premarital sex was considered a moral issue which was taboo in many cultures and considered a sin by a number of religions, but since about the 1960s, it has become more widely accepted, especially in Western countries. A 2014 Pew st ... Read »


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    • Primal scene

    • In psychoanalysis, the primal scene (German: Urszene) is the initial witnessing by a child of a sex act, usually between the parents, that traumatizes the psychosexual development of that child. The scene witnessed may also occur between animals, and be displaced onto humans. The expression "primal scene" refers to th ... Read »


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    • Promiscuity

    • Promiscuity is the practice of having casual sex frequently with different partners or being indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners. The term can carry a moral judgement if the social ideal for sexual activity is monogamous relationships. A common example of behavior viewed as promiscuous by many cultures is t ... Read »


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    • Prostitution

    • Prostitute

      Prostitution is the business or practice of engaging in sexual activity in exchange for payment or some other benefit. Prostitution is sometimes described as commercial sex or hooking. Depending on the jurisdiction, prostitution can be legal or illegal. A person who works in this field is called a prostitute, and is a ... Read »


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    • Purity test

    • A purity test is a self-graded survey that assesses the participants' supposed degree of innocence in worldly matters (sex, drugs, deceit, and other activities assumed to be vices), generally on a percentage scale with 100% being the most and 0% being the least pure. Online purity tests were among the earliest of Inter ... Read »


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    • Refractory period (sex)

    • In human sexuality, the refractory period is usually the recovery phase after orgasm during which it is physiologically impossible for a man to have additional orgasms due to increase in the penile sensory threshold (PST). Though it is generally reported that women do not experience a refractory period and can thus exp ... Read »


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    • Right to sexuality

    • The right to sexuality incorporates the right to express one's sexuality and to be free from discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. In specific, it relates to the human rights of people of diverse sexual orientation, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, and the protection of tho ... Read »


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    • Service-oriented (sexuality)

    • In human sexuality, Service-oriented is a term used in the BDSM community to refer to a relationship dynamic where the focus is on how the submissive can contribute resources to the dominant partner, and provide for some of their needs or advance their goals. Often, this will include domestic service, such as household ... Read »


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    • Sex after pregnancy

    • Sex after pregnancy is often delayed for several weeks or months, and may be difficult and painful for women. Injury to the perineum or surgical cuts (episiotomy) to the vagina during childbirth can cause sexual dysfunction. Sexual activity other than sexual intercourse is possible sooner, but some women experience a p ... Read »


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    • Sex and the Church

    • Sex and the Church is a British documentary series about how Christianity has shaped western attitudes to sex, gender and sexuality throughout history. It was shown on BBC Two and hosted by historian Diarmaid MacCulloch. MacCulloch, whose books have won a number of prizes, is not only an Oxford Professor of the Histor ... Read »


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    • Sex assignment

    • Sex assignment (sometimes known as gender assignment) is the determination of an infant's sex at birth. In the majority of births, a relative, midwife, nurse or physician inspects the genitalia when the baby is delivered, and sex and gender are assigned, without the expectation of ambiguity. Assignment may also be done ... Read »


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    • Sex diet

    • A sex diet is a lifestyle which maximizes the health benefits of regular sex. It is not technically a diet in the sense of a food-based regimen, but colloquially one in the sense of a system meant to improve ones health. It has been popularized by media attention from celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Cameron Diaz ... Read »


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    • Comprehensive sex education

    • Comprehensive sex education (CSE) is a sex education instruction method where students gain knowledge, attitudes, skills and values to make appropriate and healthy choices in their sexual behavior, thus preventing them from sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and HPV, teenage or unwanted pregnancies, and fro ... Read »


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    • Sex in space

    • The idea of human sexual activity in the weightlessness or extreme environments of outer space – sex in space – presents difficulties for the performance of most sexual activities due to Newton's third law. According to the law, if the couple remain attached, their movements will counter each other. Consequen ... Read »


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    • Sex life

    • In human sexuality, a sex life is a sector of a person's day-to-day existence which may involve sexual activity or represent the absence of sexual activity. In general parlance, the term can have many sub-meanings and social layers, but generally includes the following: Several sources say that in humans, any frequenc ... Read »


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    • Sex magic

    • Sex magic (sometimes spelled sex magick) is any type of sexual activity used in magical, ritualistic or otherwise religious and spiritual pursuits. One practice of sex magic is using the energy of sexual arousal or orgasm with visualization of a desired result. A premise of sex magic is the concept that sexual energy i ... Read »


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    • Sex manual

    • Sex manuals are books which explain how to perform sexual practices; they also commonly feature advice on birth control, and sometimes on safe sex and sexual relationships. In the Graeco-Roman era, a sex manual was written by Philaenis of Samos, possibly a hetaira (courtesan) of the Hellenistic period (3rd–1s ... Read »


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    • Sex scandal

    • A sex scandal is a scandal involving allegations or information about possibly-immoral sexual activities being made public. Sex scandals are often associated with sexual affairs of film stars, politicians, famous athletes or others in the public eye, and become scandals largely because of the prominence of the person i ... Read »


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    • Sex steroid

    • Sex steroid

      Sex steroids, also known as gonadal steroids, are steroid hormones that interact with vertebrate androgen or estrogen receptors. Their effects are mediated by slow genomic mechanisms through nuclear receptors as well as by fast nongenomic mechanisms through membrane-associated receptors and signaling cascades. The term ... Read »


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    • Sex strike

    • A sex strike, sometimes called a sex boycott, is a strike, a method of non-violent resistance in which one or multiple persons refrain from sex with their partner(s) to achieve certain goals. It is a form of temporary sexual abstinence. Sex strikes have been used to protest many issues, from water resources to employme ... Read »


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    • 2001 Sex Strike For Running Water

    • The 2001 sex strike for running water in Turkey began when women in a Turkish village initiated a nonviolent direct action to persuade the men of the village to fix a broken water system. In 2001, a southern Turkish village near Siirt suffered from a broken down water supply system. This was not the first time the sys ... Read »


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    • Sex work

    • Sex work is "the exchange of sexual services, performances, or products for material compensation. It includes activities of direct physical contact between buyers and sellers as well as indirect sexual stimulation" The term emphasizes the labor and economic implications of this type of work. Furthermore, some prefer t ... Read »


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    • Sex-positive feminism

    • Sex-positive feminism, also known as pro-sex feminism, sex-radical feminism, or sexually liberal feminism is a movement that began in the early 1980s centering on the idea that sexual freedom is an essential component of women's freedom. Some became involved in the sex-positive feminist movement in response to efforts ... Read »


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    • Sexercise

    • Sexercise (it is referred to by some as eroticise) is physical exercise performed in preparation for sexual activity and designed to tone, build, and strengthen muscles. Sexercises are often performed as part of a sex diet lifestyle, which seeks to maximize the health benefits of regular sexual activity. Exercise is kn ... Read »


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    • Sexology

    • Sexology is the scientific study of human sexuality, including human sexual interests, behaviors and functions. The term sexology does not generally refer to the non-scientific study of sexuality, such as political science or social criticism. Sexologists apply tools from several academic fields, such as biology, medi ... Read »


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    • Sexophobia

    • Sexophobia is the fear of sexual organs or sexual activities and, in a larger sense, the fear of sexuality. As such, it can be applied to the attitude of a person based on his or her educational background, personal experience and psyche, or to the general position of collective entities like religious groups, institut ... Read »


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    • Sexual abstinence

    • Sexual abstinence or sexual restraint is the practice of refraining from some or all aspects of sexual activity for medical, psychological, legal, social, financial, philosophical, moral, or religious reasons. Asexuality is distinct from sexual abstinence; and celibacy is sexual abstinence generally motivated by factor ... Read »


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    • Sexual activity during pregnancy

    • Most pregnant women can engage in sexual activity during pregnancy throughout gravidity. Most research suggests that, during pregnancy, sexual desire and frequency of sexual relations decrease. In context of this overall decrease in desire, some studies indicate a second-trimester increase, preceding a decrease. H ... Read »


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    • Sexual anorexia

    • Sexual anorexia is a pathological loss of "appetite" for romantic-sexual interaction, often the result of a fear of intimacy to the point that the person has severe anxiety surrounding sexual activity and emotional aspects (i.e. an intimate relationship). In the view of some practitioners, corroborating the "semin ... Read »


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    • Sexual bimaturism

    • Sexual bimaturism describes a difference in developmental timing between males and females of the same species. Sexual bimaturism can result in sexual dimorphism, but sexual dimorphism could also develop through differential rates of development. In many insects, the larval period of females is longer than that of male ... Read »


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    • Sexual capital

    • Sexual capital or erotic capital is the social value an individual or group accrues, as a result of their sexual attractiveness. As with other forms of capital, sexual capital is convertible, and may be useful in acquiring other forms of capital, including social capital and economic capital. The term erotic capit ... Read »


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    • Sexual dysfunction

    • Sexual dysfunction (or sexual malfunction or sexual disorder) is difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity, including physical pleasure, desire, preference, arousal or orgasm. According to the DSM-5, sexual dysfunction requires a person to feel extreme distress and ... Read »


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    • Sexual fantasy

    • A sexual fantasy, also called an erotic fantasy, is a mental image or pattern of thought that stirs a person's sexuality and can create or enhance sexual arousal. A sexual fantasy can be created by the person's imagination or memory, and may be triggered autonomously or by external stimulation such as erotic literature ... Read »


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    • Sexual frustration

    • Sexual frustration or sexual starvation in humans is frustration caused by a discrepancy between a person's desired and achieved sexual activity. It can be a result of obtaining less sex than desired, or of not being satisfied during sex (which may be due to issues such as anorgasmia, premature ejaculation, or erectile ... Read »


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    • Sexual function

    • Sexual function is how the body reacts in different stages of the sexual response cycle, or as a result of sexual dysfunction. Relevant aspects of sexual function are defined on the basis of a modified version of Masters and Johnson's work. The aspects of sexual function defined as being relevant to the assessment incl ... Read »


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    • Sexual identity

    • Sexual identity is how one thinks of oneself in terms of to whom one is romantically or sexually attracted.Sexual identity may also refer to sexual orientation identity, which is when people identify or dis-identify with a sexual orientation or choose not to identify with a sexual orientation. Sexual identity and sexua ... Read »


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    • Sexual meanings

    • Sexual meanings are the meanings that are attributed, by a particular cultural-social-historical context, to sexual acts and broadly to all the aspects of the erotic dimension of human sexual experience. This also include the beliefs on what is considered sexual and what is not. Sexual meanings are social and cultural ... Read »


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    • Sexual narcissism

    • Narcissism is the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one's own attributes. The term originated from Greek mythology, where the young Narcissus fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water. Narcissism is a concept in psychoanalytic theory, which was popularly introduced in Si ... Read »


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    • Sexual objectification

    • Sexual objectification is the act of treating a person as an instrument of sexual pleasure. Objectification more broadly means treating a person as a commodity or an object without regard to their personality or dignity. Objectification is most commonly examined at the level of a society, but can also refer to the beha ... Read »


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    • Sexual script theory

    • The idea of sexual script brings a new metaphor and imagery for understanding human sexual activity as social and learned interactions. The concept was introduced by sociologists John H. Gagnon and William Simon in their 1973 book Sexual Conduct. The idea highlights three levels of scripting: cultural/historical, socia ... Read »


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    • Sexual selection

    • Sexual selection is a mode of natural selection where members of one biological sex choose mates of the other sex to mate with (intersexual selection), and compete with members of the same sex for access to members of the opposite sex (intrasexual selection). These two forms of selection mean that some individuals have ... Read »


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    • Sexual selection in humans

    • Sexual selection in humans concerns the concept of sexual selection, introduced by Charles Darwin as an element of his theory of natural selection, as it affects humans. The role of sexual selection in human evolution has not been firmly established although neoteny has been cited as being caused by human sexual select ... Read »


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    • Sexual stimulation

    • Sexual stimulation is any stimulus (including bodily contact) that leads to, enhances and maintains sexual arousal, and may lead to orgasm. Although sexual arousal may arise without physical stimulation, achieving orgasm usually requires physical sexual stimulation. The term sexual stimulation often implies stimulatio ... Read »


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    • Sexuality and disability

    • Sexuality and disability is sexual behavior and practices of disabled people. Disabled people have a range of sexual desires and differ in the ways they choose to express their sexuality. Commonly, people with disabilities lack sex education that would assist in their sexual lives. This roots from the idea that disable ... Read »


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    • Sexually transmitted infection

    • Sexually transmitted infection

      Sexually transmitted infections (STI), also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and venereal diseases (VD), are infections that are commonly spread by sex, especially vaginal intercourse, anal sex and oral sex. Most STIs initially do not cause symptoms. This results in a greater risk of passing the disea ... Read »


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    • Singles event

    • A singles event is an activity or program made available specifically to the romantically unattached, often with the underlying or explicit purpose of fostering dating or relationships among attendees. Singles events are frequently run by organizations focused on building stability in their areas, such as religiou ... Read »


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    • Situational sexual behavior

    • Situational sexual behavior differs from that which the person normally exhibits, due to a social environment that in some way permits, encourages, or compels the behavior in question. This can also include situations where a person's usual sexual behavior may not be possible, so rather than not engaging in sexual acti ... Read »


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    • Stripper

    • Stripper

      A stripper or exotic dancer is a person whose occupation involves performing striptease in a public adult entertainment venue such as a strip club. At times, a stripper may be hired to perform at a bachelor party or other private event. Modern Americanized forms of stripping minimize interaction by strippers with cust ... Read »


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    • Sublimation (psychology)

    • In psychology, sublimation is a mature type of defense mechanism where socially unacceptable impulses or idealizations are unconsciously transformed into socially acceptable actions or behavior, possibly resulting in a long-term conversion of the initial impulse. Sigmund Freud believed that sublimation was a sign of m ... Read »


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    • Technosexual

    • Technosexual is an individual who either: As with the metrosexual, companies have tried to promote the concept of the technosexual in order to sell products. Calvin Klein went as far as trademarking the term "technosexual" in 2005. ... Read »


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    • Transgender sexuality

    • Transgender sexuality is the sexuality of transgender people. Like all other genders, transgender people exhibit the full range of possible sexual orientations and interests, including the potential for a lack of sexual attraction. Historically, clinicians labeled transsexual people as heterosexual or homosexual r ... Read »


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    • Transmasculine Definition

    • A trans man (sometimes trans-man or transman) is a transgender person who was assigned female at birth but whose gender identity is that of a man. The label of transgender man is not always interchangeable with that of transsexual man, although the two labels are often used in this way. Transgender is an umbrella term ... Read »


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    • Tubercle of the upper lip

    • The tubercle of the upper lip (also known as the procheilon, labial tubercle, or tuberculum labii superioris) is an anatomical protuberance called a tubercle, located in the center of the human upper lip. A study published in June 2011 claimed that the greater the prominence of a female's tubercle of the upper lip, th ... Read »


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    • Urethral intercourse

    • Urethral intercourse or coitus per urethram is sexual penetration of the female urethra by an object such as a penis or a finger. It is not the same thing as urethral sounding, the act of inserting a specialized medical tool into the urethra as a form of sexual or fetishistic activity. The untrained insertion of forei ... Read »


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    • Venus 2000

    • Venus 2000 is a sexual stimulation tool for men. It is a self-actuated masturbation aid with controllable strokes. The machine works with or without an erection. The device was marketed as Venus II from October 1993 to April 1998. With the assistance of Val, a Russian engineer, the Venus II was invented by Rick Ge ... Read »


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    • Virgin complex

    • Virgin Complex is the urge of wanting one's spouse or partner to be never engaged in sexual activities. A person may also have virgin complex directed towards oneself. ... Read »


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    • Virginity

    • Virginity is the state of a person who has never engaged in sexual intercourse. There are cultural and religious traditions that place special value and significance on this state, predominantly towards unmarried females, associated with notions of personal purity, honor and worth. Like chastity, the concept of virgin ... Read »


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    • Virginity auction

    • A virginity auction is an auction, often publicized online, where a girl seeks to sell her virginity. The winning bidder will win the right to be the first to have intercourse with the person. Often the authenticity of such auctions is subject to question, and it is not later verified whether the auction was successfu ... Read »


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    • Women who have sex with women

    • Women who have sex with women (WSW) are women who engage in sexual activities with other women, whether or not they identify themselves as lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, heterosexual, or dispense with sexual identification altogether. The term WSW is often used in medical literature to describe such women as a group for ... Read »


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    • Yobai

    • Yobai (夜這い?, "Night crawling") is an ancient Japanese custom that was usually practiced by young unmarried men and women. It was once common all over Japan and was practiced in some rural areas until the beginning of the Meiji period and even into the 20th century. At night, young unmarried men would si ... Read »


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    • Yoni

    • Yoni (IAST: yoni; Sanskrit: "womb", "uterus", "vagina", "vulva", "abode", or "source") is a stylised representation of female genitalia representing the goddess Shakti in Hinduism. Within Shaivism, the sect dedicated to the god Shiva, the yoni symbolises his consort. The male counterpart of the yoni is the lingam. Thei ... Read »


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    • Zestra

    • Zestra is an arousal gel for women that claims to increase sexual pleasure. It contains borage seed oil, evening primrose oil, angelica root extract, Coleus forskohlii extract, ascorbyl palmitate, and . The gel is intended to be applied topically to the outside of the female genitalia. After about five minutes, the wom ... Read »


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