sexual practice

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Noun1.sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercoursesexual practice - 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
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, copulation, sex act, sexual congress, sexual relation, 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, 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"
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
arousal, stimulation - mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
sexual perversion, perversion - an aberrant sexual practice;
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 - 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"
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A simplified way of remembering the distinctions between these concepts is that gender identity is who you go to bed as; gender expression is what you were wearing before you went to bed; sexuality is whom you tell others/yourself you go to bed with; sexual practice is whom you actually go to bed with; and sex assigned at birth is what you have between your legs when you are born (generally in a bed).
A lack of awareness leads to unsafe sexual practice, or the use of poor-quality protection.
There is nothing sleazy or shameful about engaging in a sexual practice that is nonviolent, that harms no one, and is enjoyable, bringing happiness to those engaging in the act.
The sexual practice involves a man stroking a woman's clitoris for fifteen minutes.
But as with any sexual practice, it you don't like it and don't want it, then SAY SO!
HEALTH care workers are handing out condoms to people taking part in the sexual practice of dogging, a trust has admitted.
Religiosity also comes up; sexual practice is conflated with religious prerogatives."
This meditation likely began as a sexual practice to rejuvenate the brain and evolved to become a spiritual practice as the qi was observed to spiral up the spine and down the chest, blending the fire and water qi of the body and eventually causing the Original Spirit to crystallize in the lower elixir field of the belly.
Is there any sexual practice so extreme that it hasn't found its niche online, where videos featuring it are profitably marketed and where its ins and outs are analyzed in minute detail by its fans?
The accused men did not, typically, deny that they committed the offences but argued that, given the island's unique history and long-standing adherence to Polynesian sexual practice (which has traditionally permitted sexual consent at age twelve), it was simply inappropriate to impose English moral values, and the legal code which supports those values, upon the island.