The sex

Related to The sex: make love, The Six
the female sex; women, in general.

See also: Sex

References in classic literature ?
To continue with the German genders: a tree is male, its buds are female, its leaves are neuter; horses are sexless, dogs are male, cats are female--tomcats included, of course; a person's mouth, neck, bosom, elbows, fingers, nails, feet, and body are of the male sex, and his head is male or neuter according to the word selected to signify it, and NOT according to the sex of the individual who wears it--for in Germany all the women either male heads or sexless ones; a person's nose, lips, shoulders, breast, hands, and toes are of the female sex; and his hair, ears, eyes, chin, legs, knees, heart, and conscience haven't any sex at all.
A German speaks of an Englishman as the ENGLA"NDER; to change the sex, he adds INN, and that stands for Englishwoman-- ENGLA"NDERINN.
Well, after the student has learned the sex of a great number of nouns, he is still in a difficulty, because he finds it impossible to persuade his tongue to refer to things as "he" and "she," and "him" and "her," which it has been always accustomed to refer to it as "it.
It was more, perhaps, with an eye to the danger which lurked in this quarter, than from his abstract love of conversation with the sex, that the hangman, quickening his steps, now hastened into their society, cursing the amorous natures of Hugh and Mr Tappertit with great heartiness, at every step he took.
Suiting the action to the word, he thrust her rather suddenly and prematurely into a chair, and designing to reassure her by a little harmless jocularity, such as is adapted to please and fascinate the sex, converted his right forefinger into an ideal bradawl or gimlet, and made as though he would screw the same into her side-- whereat Miss Miggs shrieked again, and evinced symptoms of faintness.
I take the imputation in good part, as a compliment to the just delineation of my female characters; and though I am bound to attribute much of the severity of my censors to this suspicion, I make no effort to refute it, because, in my own mind, I am satisfied that if a book is a good one, it is so whatever the sex of the author may be.
The emergence of online markets in the sex work industry requires us to rethink how the industry is regulated.
September 11th, it's the only thing real that's ever happened to them," Bond says of the randy young revelers as he gives a tour of the salon to the sex therapist, Sofia (Sook-Yin Lee), who visits one night on the advice of the film's gay male couple, who are clients of hers.
Because of incarceration, violence and a subsequent imbalance in the sex ratio, sexual networks within black populations are more likely than others to include individuals with varying levels of risk in terms of STD transmission, and more likely to include individuals who have overlapping (nonmonogamous) partnerships.
Also on the list: a biennial conference to "discuss" prostitution and a promise of what Carol Leigh of the sex worker organization COYOTE calls "sexual surveillance.