sexual activity

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Noun1.sexual activity - activities associated with sexual intercoursesexual activity - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
bondage - sexual practice that involves physically restraining (by cords or handcuffs) one of the partners
outercourse - sexual stimulation without vaginal penetration; "since pregnancy cannot happen if sperm are kept out of the vagina, outercourse is one method of birth control"
safe sex - sexual activity (especially sexual intercourse) with the use of measures (such as latex condoms) to avoid the transmission of disease (especially AIDS)
conception - the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon
carnal knowledge, coition, coitus, sex act, sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual relation, copulation, intercourse, relation, congress - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
pleasure - sexual gratification; "he took his pleasure of her"
love life, lovemaking, making love, sexual love, love - sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people; "his lovemaking disgusted her"; "he hadn't had any love in months"; "he has a very complicated love life"
carnal abuse - any lascivious contact by an adult with the sexual organs of a child (especially not involving sexual intercourse)
mating, pairing, sexual union, union, coupling, conjugation - the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
facts of life, procreation, reproduction, breeding - the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
foreplay, stimulation, arousal - mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
sexual perversion, perversion - an aberrant sexual practice;
autoeroticism, autoerotism - using you own body as a sexual object
promiscuity, promiscuousness, sleeping around - indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations
lechery - unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity
gayness, homoeroticism, homosexualism, homosexuality, queerness - a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex
bisexuality - sexual activity with both men and women
heterosexualism, heterosexuality, straightness - a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the opposite sex
zooerastia, zooerasty, bestiality - sexual activity between a person and an animal
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
References in periodicals archive ?
Summary: London [UK], December 1 (ANI): Matt Lauer, the long-time host of the 'Today' show, has issued a statement after being fired by NBC News over allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour.
In the second and third sexual behaviour factors, there were almost no gender differences between men and women.
This has been confirmed by other studies and current research indicates a high rate of sexual behaviour among this population.
Apart from a book on review of sexual behaviour in sub-Sahara Africa published in the late 1980s (4), previous reviews of sexuality studies in sub-Saharan Africa focused on sexual behaviour of in-school adolescents and youths (5), school-based sexual health interventions to prevent STI/HIV (6), parent-child communication about sexuality and HIV/AIDS (7).
BRITISH Transport Police are encouraging passengers to report any unwanted sexual behaviour on the transport network.
51 times more often during subsequent partnered sexual behaviour than women exposed to humorous media, and engaged in clitoral self-stimulation in a greater proportion of their partnered sexual behaviours (Mdn = 29%) than did women who viewed erotic media (Mdn = 0%), or humorous media (Mdn = 0%).
For many decades there have been concerns about young people's early sexual behaviour, especially because of unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections and regretted sexual encounters.
College students' perceptions of the prevalence of risky sexual behaviour.
To date, most parent-based research has neglected the role of fathers in shaping adolescent sexual behaviour and has focused on mothers.
This supplement presents 10 recent analyses of sexual behaviour from longitudinal studies in Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa--experiencing different sizes and stages of the HIV epidemic.
Researchers from Toronto University in Canada looked at the effect of sexual behaviour at work, including sexual jokes, innuendo, talking about sex and flirting.
This paper presents the results of a survey that explored (a) how frequently interactions between problematic sexual behaviour and substance use are presented by women receiving Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Services, (b) how sexual behaviour is assessed in AOD Services, and (c) what treatment options are available.