What's Sex

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Is oral sex really sex? What about mutual masturbation? This article offers an expansive definition of what “sex” can be, centered on pleasure and individual experience. Written for young people, but suitable for all ages.

“When we say ‘sex’ we’re talking about a very big picture. That’s because what sex is or isn’t for any given person or partnership not only differs a whole lot from person-to-person, it also can differ a whole lot from day-to-day for any one person: the way they had sex yesterday may not be the way they’ll have sex next week.”